Thursday, October 16, 2014

GED Academy Now Even More Mobile

For whatever reason, some mobile device operating systems will not play Flash-based content.  For a while, it was just iOS, the operating systems on iPhones and iPads that refused flash.  And for a while, I simply recommended downloading the Puffin app for $1.99 (the free version, in my experience, doesn't work as well) when encouraging GED Academy use via mobile learning.

However, now that many Android devices (smart-phones and tablets) have joined in refusing to play flash, Puffin has added GED Academy to their list of edu-cational sites that you can visit without paying for their app.

Below, I'm including the instructions that Essential Education's lead trainer, Kirsten Thomas, sent around to the rest of us so we could spread the word. So, here I am spreading the word.  Enjoy!

Puffin Academy is a special browser app that allows access to approved educational programs. It will allow Adobe Flash Player lessons to work properly on an iPad. The following Essential Education programs are approved for use on the Puffin Academy browser:

  • GED Academy
  • Computer Essentials
  • TASC Test Academy
  • HiSet Academy

To Install Puffin Academy and Access Essential Education Programs:

  1. Go to iTunes and download the Puffin Academy browser.
  2. Once you’ve installed the app, open it and bring up the sidebar. Click “Bookmarks”
  3. Click “Add Bookmark”
  4. Change the url to the Essential Education web address you go to login. Example:,,,
  5. Click “save” to save changes. Then, you can access the login page and your account from the new bookmark.

If you need help or support regarding Puffin Academy, please use their feedback page.

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