Elementary and Middle School
Café – GeoQuiz: With a beautiful interface and strong database of questions,
GeoQuiz is a great program for testing young learners’ knowledge of global
2. Kids Paint Free: Allow your young Picassos to
flourish their artistic side with this fan-favorite app.
Kids ages 2-8 can read their own books on dinosaurs, animals, fruits and
vegetables, and more, or let narrator Maya read to them as they follow along
– Genetics: Kids strengthen their logic and critical thinking skills playing
this game that turns players into gene researchers combining different animals
into new species.
American Sign Language: The easiest time to learn languages is in childhood.
Use this free app from TeachersParadise.com to teach your kids to sign.
Map: Google has gone ahead and mapped all of space for your convenience. Just
crank up the app, point your camera to the heavens, and enjoy.
Top World Wonders: Kiddos learn about the biggest, longest, tallest, fastest,
and most dangerous things in the world with this free app.
8. Periodic Table: Don’t let the name fool you.
This is a periodic table for the 21st century, with interactive elements that
can be clicked to see more than 30 facts each, audio clips, and a quiz mode.
Simon: Let your kids in on the simple joy that was the Simon Says toy with this
app that improves memory. We mean it: let them have a turn.
High school and College
Flashcards GRE / CAT: If the GRE is in your near future or you simply want to
expand your vocabulary, WordPrep Flashcards is one of your best free options in
Ray Calculator: Forget the slide rule. When you find yourself in need in
physics class, whip out your smartphone and fire up this free app.
Anatomy Quiz: Flashcards will forever pale in comparison once you’ve tested
your knowledge of the human body by poking away at it with this app.
Lite: All the major formulas you need for math, chemistry, and physics are
right here for free download.
Spanish with busuu.com!: The free app from the popular language learning site
is an excellent resource for building a solid foundation in a number of
languages, Spanish included.
There has been big news in the search for the “God Particle” lately. Don’t miss
a thing thanks to this app that refers to work with Large Hadron Colliders.
SAT Tutor – Writing: Tutoring company Ivy Standard created this app for
improving your writing skills for the SAT through in-depth tips and questions
modeled after the real thing.
8. Fooducate – Healthy Food Diet: Take charge of
your food education with this app that lets you scan product barcodes and see
nutrition info and ideas for healthier alternatives.
9. Mathway: With this app you don’t even need a
data connection to access thousands of answers to pre-algebra, pre-cal can
calculus, trig, and statistics
10. Learn Guitar Chords: Learn to shred while your
guitar is home in its case with this app, which teaches you the most commonly
used chords. Master three cords and you’re qualified to play in Nickelback.
Writing Model Answers: International students will love the practice and
instruction they get from this writing app.
Class Help and Study Aids
Graph: Want to save $90? Thought so. Do yourself a favor and download this app
that’s an emulator for TI-82, -83, -85, and -86 calculators. You’re welcome.
Book Reader: Never be caught in class without your reading materials again,
thanks to this customizable and user-friendly e-reader.
Flashcards: The wide range of features like card search, offline mode,
reminders, and progress save make this flashcard app one of our faves in Google
Calculator: This is a really cool app that lets you write out math equations in
your own handwriting and get answers in real time. It’s intuitive and natural
and even lets you scratch out mistakes.
Reading Trainer: Use this app to tweak your reading ability to cut down your
reading times while maintaining comprehension.
Mobile Learn: It doesn’t work for all carriers, but if yours is covered you’ve
got mobile access to all your assignments, grades , and other info for classes
using the site.
Checker: This app automatically keeps track of your study and break times and
lets you view your stats over a day, week, or month.
Stay connected and share information with your classmates and teachers wherever
you are with Edmodo, “the Facebook of education.”
Timetable Deluxe: It’s not often a “deluxe” model comes free, but it does here
with this highly rated app for organizing homework assignments, exams, and
grades all into one place.
– Merriam-Webster: It’s ad-supported but you can search by voice, find synonyms
and antonyms, read a Word of the Day, and more, all while offline.
Since we know you’d never read crib notes in place of an assigned book, we’re
happy to recommend this app to supplement your reading.
Core: The kids won’t care, but parents and teachers will appreciate being able
to see all the common core standards for every grade from K-12.
Academy Player: This unofficial app is a successful complement to the hugely
popular, free educational video site that lets you watch that physics lesson or
math tutorial offline.
Science News Lite: Stay informed on all things STEM (science, technology,
engineering, and math) with this app form the PHYSorg.com website.
University News: Find articles, videos, and tweets that keep you up-to-speed on
all the open education goings-on from OU.