This is the era of digital transformation, where anything & everything is powered with mobility. Mobility solutions, have simplified our daily lives, enabling ease and convenience. Everything from grocery to flight tickets is at our figure tips. Over the past few decades, technology is influencing significantly on children and education sector. The advancement of technology has made it possible for every individual to access any type of content over the internet enabled mobile devices.
With the worldwide reach of the internet and smart devices a new age of a whenever-wherever education is dawning. Educational app is the 3rd most frequently downloaded category of apps in September 2016, at 8.82%. The app stores are flooded with educational mobile apps and the educational apps for disabled people. The replacement of boring books with colorful e-books having interactive features has made learning fun to the core. Mobility solutions powered with interactive elements and ease of access have made it possible for the today’s tech-savy students to grasp complex concepts with ease.
So, what are such amazing solutions and apps already available in the market to take a reference from for your next educational mobile app idea? Below is the list of top 10 educational apps which will educate you about the features that you should count on for your next app project.
Edx provides the free online courses from the world’s best universities. The app has courses for the subject like big data, biology, calculus, robotics and much more. Providing students the lectures from the best teachers will help them to grasp the difficult concept easily. The app provides free education anywhere and anytime. The features of the app are:
- Stream class videos
- Scheduled tutorials
- Course video can be downloaded to watch anytime
- Lectures from best educators
- Basic quiz and exams
- Follow along the course announcement and handouts
The app is customized according to the requirements of the school. The app provides latest social media school updates, and easy navigation through the current news and events. Think of accessing any data of school and the app offers that on your fingertips.
- Lunch menus
- Attached calendar for the curriculum
- Google map integration for locating school
- School directory
- Online fees payment
Keep the chemistry in your pocket. The app has the most interactive periodic table ever. The interesting and informative facts about each element makes the app more engaging. The electron shell diagram interactively explains the electron distribution of the element.
- Molar mass calculator
- Solubility charts
- Isotope lists
- 118 elements
- Interactive facts of each element
Khan academy app provides free videos and explanations of almost anything. The “your list” section allows bookmarking favorite content. The videos are filled with useful diagrams and information. Teachers can create a class and add students to it. The app provides the educators an insight into the student’s progress.
- Categorized content
- Interactive exercises
- Faster navigation and search
- In-depth articles
- Up-to-date progress
- Downloading option available
Star walk app shows the all the celestial objects pointed by your device camera tagged with their names. The guide has the data of over 9000 man-made satellites. Star walk will help you to save the date of the meteor shower. Track the each celestial body in the sky with no data signal or GPS required.
- Night mode to avoid eyes strain
- Calender of celestial events
- Augmented reality icon
- Time machine option to see the sky view years ago
- Presence of satellites
The app is a perfect homework planner for today’s tech-savvy generation. The app allows to organize the homework and exams, improving time management skills. Studious saves your homework assignments and organize them by the due dates.
- Notes making and saving
- Dashboard for the pending assignments
- Automatically silent your device in the classroom
- Track of the courses
- Quick emails to the professors
- Remind you of the due homework and tests
Quizlet is an interactive flashcard app. Create a new flashcard or choose from the flashcards created by others. The offline access of the app makes it more appealing. More than 18 Foreign languages are available to learn including Spanish, German, French and Chinese.
- In-class quiz test
- Shareable study material
- Pronunciation of foreign languages
- Time based games
- Image and audio based learning
Lectio is an educational app for dyslexic students. It helps students with language learning related disabilities. The app helps in reading and understanding the words easily. Just take a picture of the text, the words recognized by the database will turn yellow. Tap on the yellow word and the system will read it out loud. Holding the yellow button will show the definition of the word.
- Independent of the internet
- Promotes independent learning
- Effortless-no preloading of the documents
- No expensive maintenance
- Portable-anytime, anywhere learning
Read2Go is an eBook reader app helping people with sight disabilities. The apps allow easy access to the Bookshare library. The books are directly stored in the Read2Go bookshelf. The app saves the time of downloading the book to the computer, then extracting the files.
- Adjustable rate of audio
- Browse, share and download books faster
- Variety of choices of fonts, sizes, and colors
- Change the reading speed
- Connect with Braille display
The free mobile app provides anytime, anywhere access to information that is critical for the student experience at Illinois Tech. HAWKi will put at your fingertips the ability to participate in classes, check grades, see holds, get dining hall information, use geo-location to navigate the campus, and so much more! HAWKi provides students with secure access to the most important information you need with features like:
- Access the Bookstore
- Emergency security and safety services
- Browse and search content in the Galvin Library
- Browse, search and locate dining options for your campus
- Receive mobile notification if a hold should happen and require action
- Access parking services
- Access job opportunities
- Access the free shuttle bus schedule
- View the upcoming Academic Calendar
- Search and get directions to all campus facilities using Google Maps
Implementing technology in classrooms can transform the learning and teaching experience. Educational app development like us are helping institutes and universities globally with innovative mobile app creation to deliver delightful experiences to students and educators. Is there any beneficial app that I missed? Let me know if you have any better apps for education.
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