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iSwiFTER Releases Rover Flash Browser for iPad

In an effort to enable Flash-based content for iPads, iSWiFTER Learn has developed a new browser app, called Rover, specifically designed for educators and students that offers both pre-selected learning content and filtered web browsing.

Flash content is typically not compatible with standard iPad browsers.

Rover is currently available as a free download on the app store. In addition to the firewall-compliant web browser that meets the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) standards, the app contains education content from provider partners like Discovery Education, FunBrain, and 3P Learning, providers of the popular Mathletics program. Students can also access the same school-approved content on their iPads at home.

"Discovery Education is excited to partner with iSwifter to expand the availability of our robust, interactive content found on the iPad," said Craig Halper, vice president, Discovery Education in a statement. "This new app will provide educators an innovative tool to deliver dynamic lessons from our suite of services and engage students' natural curiosity with thousands of Discovery Education digital learning assets."

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