Technology has come a long way and there is a lot that we can learn from it. Apps have made it possible to use our mobile devices to learn a foreign language, brush up on our math and science skills, learn key business concepts and have fun. There are so many ways you can use apps to educate yourself. Here are 25 of the best education apps.
- Lightbot: Code Hour
This game is made for kids, but still fun for adults too. The purpose of the game is to learn coding as you move a robot. The game doesn’t take long, but it makes problem solving fun.
This app is loaded with tons of math and science information. If you need quick access to anything from elementary math to calculus or statistics you will find it here. It also covers chemistry, engineering, materials, astronomy, earth science, life science, units & measure, dates, weather, geography, and history. There are plenty more where those came from too, including sports and finance. If you need to know anything about anything WolframAlpha is a good place to start.
- DragonBox Elements
There are over 100 different math games for children ages 8 to 11 years old to use. The characters and puzzles have a geometry focus. You construct robots and each new game allows you to add new and silly pieces.
People of all ages are using Duolingo to learn foreign languages. You can practice to speak, read, listen to, and write in other languages as you play games. You can choose from Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Turkish, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, Ukrainian, Esperanto, Polish, Greek, Hungarian, Norwegian, Hebrew, Welsh and English.
With a $5 monthly subscription, this app allows kids to access a library of e-books that includes over 10,000 different titles. There are also educational videos included in the subscription.
- Pocket Anatomy
This app is a must-have for anyone that is studying or interested in biology. It shows 3-D imaging to help students learn all the details of the human body.
- Star Walk 2
Have you ever been looking at the stars wondering what exactly you were looking at? Now the answers are at your fingertips. The Star Walk 2 app helps you find planets, comets, constellations, and other celestial bodies. It’s as simple as pointing your phone at the sky and you can learn all you need to know about that area of space.
This app makes learning grammar fun. The learning is based on characters that have personalities that match the part of the sentence that they represent. The story based videos walk students through lessons on nouns, verbs, as well as other parts of the sentence.
- Monkey World School Adventure
Preschoolers and kindergarteners can use this fun app to learn their letters, practice penmanship, and recognize letter patterns. As they learn, children earn items like flowers, butterflies, and frogs, to use in their terrarium online.
Once you have this app you will never be stuck on another math problem again. With this app, all you need to do is take a picture of the math problem and it will show you the answer along with what calculations must be completed in order to solve the problem. It even recognizes handwriting in order to solve problems.
- Khan Academy
This app is programmed with thousands of videos that teach common core standards. It’s a great way to brush up on key concepts or to prepare for standardized testing.
- Elevate – Brain Training
You can use Elevate to increase your attention span, processing speed, speaking skills, and memory. The program adjusts to your individual needs so you can continue to expand on your cognitive skills. You can learn how to boost productivity, self-confidence, and earning power.
This app provides you with bite-sized learning that helps you expand your knowledge on a daily basis. It uses problems that are both challenging and fun to help you learn science and math concepts.
- Vocabulary Builder
Are you tired of always using the same old words and coming across words that you don’t know the meaning of? Vocabulary Builder can help you learn 1,200 words. It provides the definitions, examples of how to use it in a sentence, and the correct pronunciation of the words.
- Endless Alphabet
Small children will have an easy time learning their letters and the phonetic sounds when using Endless Alphabet. The letters are fun characters and there are interactive puzzles and animations for children to participate in and watch.
- Toca Lab: Elements
Kids will fall in love with science as they explore the periodic table of elements. They can see how their element reacts with difference chemicals, heat, and cold, as well as other tests that they put it through.
- Animal Sounds
There is not much that small children love as much as animals. This app helps teach little ones animals and what sounds they make. It will keep children entertained and help them learn valuable information.
- Google Classroom
Google Classroom is a great way for teachers to communicate with their students and parents. It can be used for grading and storing papers and also help keep all material organized.
- The Magic School Bus: Oceans
Kids have loved The Magic School Bus for years. Now they can use this app to go on a journey into the ocean with the magic school bus. This is an interactive storytelling app that kids will have so much fun using they won’t realize they are learning.
- Stack the States
This app makes it fun to learn about the different states that make up America. It is a fun competition as the student works towards the finish line learning state shapes, abbreviations, and capitals.
- Habitat the Game
Children will learn all about the importance of conservation. This is a great way to teach small children about how their actions impact the environment as they work to keep their polar bear safe.
- Winky Think Logic Puzzles
This app uses over one hundred different mazes, obstacles, and games to build logic in children. The activities range in simple to complex and are great for 6 to 8 years of age.
Book reports have been remade thanks to the Pixie app. Students can use this to add their own artwork, voice recordings, and edit text in this app as they create a presentation that will not be forgotten. This app makes presentations fun for children to complete.
Educational apps don’t have to be just for children or students. TED allows you to watch thousands of videos to learn from teh experts on a topic.
Chances are good that you have your phone on you at all times. If that’s true you might as well put it to good use. Use it to teach your children or at least learn something new yourself. The options are endless.