Ysabel Yates, in her blog post at Apps that unlock worlds of knowledge points out several new smartphone apps are helping teachers and students connect like never before while providing a relatively inexpensive alternative to traditional textbooks and study books, which cost hundreds of dollars.

She links to reviews of the best apps for the classroom and supplements that with information about six apps that ban be used at home to increase learning and enhance other learning tools.

Kyle Bowen and Matthew D. Pistilli of Purdue University have published research on smartphone experience/proficiency that confirms that the majority of students are skilled enough to make use of apps as part of the educational process.

Smartphone Competence (Source: Kyle Bowen and Matthew D. Pistilli)

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