Mom, Can You Help Me With My Algebra? – Best Free Educational And Learning Apps

 

 

If your Super Hero is like mine, he/she thinks differently than other children, therefore they learn differently.  A busy Super Hero doesn’t always grasp a new concept the way the teacher is presenting it in the classroom.  He/she needs a couple different explanations before they fully understand and can master the topic.

Apps are great because the content is usually presented as a fun game with incentives earned.  They mimic video games and that’s good because our Super Heroes are learning and having fun and that’s the best way to learn.

Below is a list of  free Education and Learning Apps to help re-teach classroom concepts.  We’ve listed a wide range of apps to target every age group as well as several subjects.   We’ve also included apps for organization and note-taking that can compliment a classroom setting for middle, junior and high school students.

What are your favorite educational apps?  Let us know, and we’ll add them to our list.


Alien Assignment

 

Greetings from the Gloop family and the Fred Rogers Center! Alien Assignment is a fun game that encourages problem solving and discovery. The Gloop family’s spaceship has crashed and they need your help to repair their spaceship! Take pictures of your world to help the spaceship computer remember how to fix the ship and fly this lovable family of aliens back to their home planet.

Follow a simple Scavenger Hunt and snap photos of everyday items using the camera on your mobile device. Listen closely as Gleep and Glop give you fun clues that will have you up on your feet and searching for that perfect item to photograph.

Then, review your photos with a grown-up to fix broken parts of the spaceship with each picture! Have fun!

Parents and caregivers: Alien Assignment provides a lot of chances for adults and children to play together. When children show-off their photos or hand the phone to their grown-ups, adults can use that moment as a chance to talk about what their children took photographs of, and why. You may be surprised by some of the creative answers!

Download from:  Apple App Store


LumiKids Park

 

KIDS PLAY, PARENTS LEARN:
• Intuitive for young learners to use by themselves, putting kids in control with no text or voice-over instructions
• Adapts to each child’s ability level, keeping kids challenged and engaged with no feelings of failure
• As a parent, gain insight into your child’s LumiKids play and receive tips on how to continue practicing these skills with your child

INTUITIVE & ADAPTIVE PLAY:
• SORTING: Sort squirmy little water critters into their correct water puddles based on color, shape and size, using cognitive flexibility as the sorting rules periodically change.
• VISUAL-MOTOR COORDINATION: While feeding the flying “nom nom” critters, combine the use of several visual-motor coordination skills such as visual processing, motor planning and motor control.
• ATTENTION: While playing hide and seek, keep track of multiple darting critters as they hide, in order to find them – requiring a specific type of attention called divided attention.

Download from:  Apple App Store       Google Play Store


Breathe, Think, Do With Sesame

 

This is a resource app for you to share with your child to help teach skills such as problem solving, self-control, planning, and task persistence.

Laugh and learn as you help a Sesame Street monster friend calm down and solve everyday challenges. This bilingual (English and Spanish), research-based app helps your child learn Sesame’s “Breathe, Think, Do” strategy for problem-solving. Tap and touch to help the monster friend take deep breaths, think of plans, and try them out! Your child will enjoy silly animations and playful interactions as she is exposed to important emotional vocabulary, a calm breathing technique, personalized encouragements, and more!

Download from:  Apple App Store       Google Play Store


Leo’s Pad Enrichment Program for Preschoolers

 

The Leo’s Pad Enrichment Program for Preschoolers is an award-winning adaptive-learning series in which your child will join a young Leonardo da Vinci and his friends on big adventures filled with exciting games woven into the stories. For the best experience, pair Leo’s Pad Enrichment Program with Learner Mosaic, our free parenting app for the iPhone.

Designed by Stanford researchers and an Emmy Award-winning creative director, the games in Leo’s Pad address over 25 skills essential to early learning and adjust to each child’s skill level as they play, so content is always highly relevant and engaging.

Try Chapter 1 for free!

Download from:  Apple App Store


Think & Learn Code-a-pillar

 

Guess who needs help? The cute, smart and irresistible Code-a-pillar™! Will Code-a-pillar™ make it to the end of the maze? Will he eat the right number of leaves and fill his belly up for the next challenge? It’s in your child’s hands to find out! Fun rewards, sound effects and animations add to the play and learning fun!

Maze and numbers games gets kids thinking through solutions to problems!
Help Code-a-pillar™ meander through obstacles to reach his target by creating a path for him to follow using the included drag and drop command segments. Will he hit the boulder or find his way around with YOUR help? Unlock special coding segments and obstacles as you level up!

After all of his hard work, help Code-a-pillar™ re-fuel and get something to eat! Code-a-pillar™ will ask you to find a specific number of leaf bundles – drag the correct leaf bundles towards his mouth to feed him.

Content levels up as you play!
Challenging levels, increase with complexity – the more you play, the more you learn!

Download from:  Apple App Store


Ansel & Clair’s Adventures in Africa

Join Ansel, the friendly intergalactic photographer from the exotic planet Virtoos, and Clair, a brilliant Virtoosian robot as they embark on an adventure throughout Earth’s largest continent, Africa!

Travel from the mouth of the Nile to the Cape of Good Hope while meeting and learning about Africa’s inhabitants. Explore the inside of the pyramids of Cairo in all their ancient glory, meet the animals of the Serengeti, and travel through the vast Saharan Desert.

Ansel & Clair’s Adventures in Africa features:
– Completely supported by audio, the app offers hours of independent exploration and learning for both kids who have not yet learnt to read as well as for older kids who can read
– Engaging gameplay
– Take 29 spectacular photos; Collect & arrange photos in the Travel Log
– Deeply enriching and immersive: Utilizes a high-impact, thematic & contextual approach to teach:
– Primary Focus: Geography, History and Science
– Secondary Focus: Vocabulary and reading
– Concepts: Camouflage, migration, nocturnal, herbivore, predator, vertebrate, cold-blooded
– Learn more through innovative “ClairVision”: 50+ screens supported by both dialog and text and 30+ contextual hyperlink illustrations
– Original music: Audio recording and music by a Grammy nominated team
– Spectacular interactions & animations, quests, puzzles & games bring learning to life in 3 visually stunning, interactive locales – Nile Valley, Sahara Desert & Serengeti Plains

Ansel & Clair’s Adventures in Africa includes 5 games & puzzles with multiple levels to entertain and challenge kids of different ages and levels.

Download from:  Apple App Store       Google Play Store


Leela Kids – Best Audio Content for 3-15 yr olds

Feeling guilty of handing over phone to your kid to watch videos? Well, no more. Use Leela Kids instead to have your kid “hear” the best content on topics they care about. We have done the hard work of collecting best episodes from different podcasts based on your kids age group and topics of interest (Stories, Science, Space, Curious, Dinosaurs, Ocean, Music & Animals). Just click & listen! As easy as that!

Leela Kids has kid-safe content and no-brainer for parents/kids to use at home or while on road trips.

Moreover, Leela Kids is completely FREE with NO IN-APP PURCHASES.

FEATURES
• Ages supported: 3-5, 5-8, 8-12, 12-15
• Categories supported – Stories, Science, Curious, Dinosaurs, Animals, Ocean, Universe & Music (more being added)
• Episodes for given age group and category are selected based on algorithms and manual curation
• Click the episode & start listening — no need to subscribe to podcast
• Kid-safe content
• Share Episodes with friends & family on your favorite messenger app
• Rate individual episodes (for future recommendations)

Download from:  Apple App Store       Google Play Store


Habitat the Game (ages 6-8)

The world’s habitats are in danger and you can help save them.

In the vein of the Tamagotchi persistence play craze of the 90s, users will undertake actions to keep an endangered animal alive. In Habitat game players will adopt a polar bear. To keep the bear alive and healthy, players need to successfully complete events in the game and undertake real world actions. By completing these TASKS players will progress through levels, increasing the health of their bear and earn badges of recognition for their efforts. Ultimately the goal is to save the world by improving the bear’s health.

Habitat can also use your location to find real world Habitat locations.

– The player can opt in to receive notifications of Habitat locations

– Players can collect in-game Habitat pins by visiting Habitat locations

Download from:  Apple App Store       Google Play Store


ShipAntics: The Legend of The Kiki Beast (for ages 6-8)

Welcome to the world of ShipAntics, a fun-filled puzzle adventure game mixed with crazy cartoon action, stuffed to the gills with weird and wonderful characters!

ShipAntics stars a madcap crew of seafaring adventurers. In a last gasp effort to save his beloved Barnacle, Captain Fred transforms his ship into a floating school of excellence, sort of. Your job is to help Otto and Amanda as they venture into the unknown and sail for the horizon, solving mysteries and puzzles along the way.

ShipAntics is comprised of three separate chapters. Chapter 1 is free to play, Chapter 2 is available as a low cost in-app purchase, with Chapter 3 to follow in the coming months.

Includes four language versions in one app: English, French, German, Spanish

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PLAY & EXPLORE
Can you solve the mysteries of the good ship Barnacle? You’ll need your wits about you to solve the riddles and navigate the dastardly puzzles!

Do you have what it takes to help keep this ship afloat.
Investigate each room on the ship and search for hidden surprises along the way. Discover secret objects and hidden creatures.

Can you finish the game and reach the end of the story? You’ll discover lots more fun in Puzzle Mode if you do!

WATCH & LAUGH
Laugh along with the comical antics Otto, Amanda and the rest of the crew in episodes of cartoon content integrated into the game.
Want to watch the cartoon content without playing the game? Select the ‘Appisodes’ feature.

EARN REWARDS
Win stars for each puzzle solved, each hidden creature discovered and every secret item found.
Earn new clothes for Amanda and Otto, and customize their outfits in-game.

Download from:  Apple App Store       Google Play Store


Princess Fairy Tale Maker (ages 3-9)

An award-winning creative app that will spark the imagination. MAKE A FAIRY TALE: create personalized fairy tales with princesses, fairies, ballerinas, animals and more. COLOR: decorate with animated sparkles and glitter; SHARE: narrate stories with the self-record feature and share with family and friends. AWARDS: Parents’ Choice Silver Award; Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award. AGES: 3-9.

CATEGORY: Creative Expression

ACTIVITIES

MAKE A FAIRY TALE: Tell a story
– 32 animated background scenes: fairyland, castle, forest, clouds, rainbow, deep sea, tree house
and more
– 190+ animated stickers: princesses, hula girls, fairies, ballerinas, animals, flowers, food and more
– 29 crayons and 29 colored pencils
– Narrate the princesses’ adventures using the self-record feature
– Move the stickers to create your own movie
– Tap the stickers to make their mouths move

COLOR: Decorate the scenes
– 32 coloring pages 
inspired by classic fairy tales: Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland and more
– Princesses doing interesting things: landing on the moon, taking care of animals and more
– Princesses from different countries
– 80+ patterns, rainbows, polka dots, hearts, clouds, butterflies, stripes, zigzags
– Animated sparkles and overlays

Download from:  Apple App Store


Superhero Comic Book Maker (ages 3-9)

An award-winning creative app to ignite the imagination. Create personalized animated comic books with monsters and superheroes. Build comic strips and narrate the story. Includes 55 scenes and coloring pages and stickers. AGE: 3-9.

CATEGORY: Creative Expression

ACTIVITIES

MAKE A COMIC BOOK:
– 27 background scenes: skyscrapers, space ship, the moon, wild west and more
– 170+ animated stickers with sound effects
– 29 crayons and 29 colored pencils
– Drag and drop multiple scenes to create a comic strip
– Narrate the comic book story using the self-record feature
– Tap the stickers to make their mouths move
– Move the stickers to create your own movie

COLOR:
– 28 coloring pages
– featuring alien monsters, cute, fuzzy monsters, Super Dog, Big Foot,
Captain Banana Man, dinosaurs and ninjas

Download from:  Apple App Store


Build A Truck (ages 4-8)

BUILD and RACE your very own monster trucks! Build A Truck allows you to customize and build monster trucks. But choose carefully, as each decision and building block will have real impact on your trucks when the races begin! Experiment with the physics of speed, torque, drag, mass, inertia, friction, acceleration, gravity and more. Build A Truck is the third new app in Duck Duck Moose’s award-winning Trucks series. AGES: 4-8.

ACTIVITIES

– FACTORY: Choose a body, paint, decal, wheels, engine, and exhaust! Come try dragon wings, sirens, propeller hat, and more on your Truck

– GARAGE: Start collecting cars and earning medals in the Garage

– RACE: Race your truck through snow, jungles, sewers and an ever changing surprise track for unlimited play

Download from:  Apple App Store       Google Play Store


Dotopedia (for ages 6-8)

Use Dotopedia to explore the world with Dot, based on the hit TV show! And in case you don’t know who Dot is, she’s a funny, tech-savvy eight-year-old with an enormous thirst for adventure and knowledge. Her best dog, Scratch, and her trusty tablet are always by her side. Dotopedia is an interactive information hub where kids can explore the subjects they’re most passionate about through pictures, audio clips, articles and games. Encouraged by Dot, kids will help build Dotopedia into a big, digital repository of the coolest information by uploading their own pictures, audio clips and stories. They can also upload content they create using Dotopedia’s interactive tools, and if they’re feeling adventurous like Dot, they can even dive into a real-world treasure hunt.

Features:
* Explore over 300 articles through games and activities. Read them to learn about the world, or add your own text, images and audio clips!
* Add stickers to your photos!
* Earn stickers and Rangeroo Badges and unlock new articles as you play!
* Create brand new articles about whatever you want! Add photos! Add sounds! Add text!
* Walled-garden exploration: no social sharing or connectivity means a safe environment.
* One device supports multiple accounts, which means siblings, classmates or friends can build their own unique Dotopedia together!

Download from:  Apple App Store       Google Play Store


Endless Reader

 

Kids will have a blast learning sight words and their context and usage with the adorable Endless monsters. Each word features an interactive word puzzle with letters that come alive, and then a sentence puzzle with words that become what they describe. See the word “dog” as a barking dog, and the word “up” reach for the sky!

** NOTE: You must be online and have sufficient disk space while running the app to get all words in the app. **

Features:
– 6 words free to try with additional word packs available for purchase.
– Delightful animations reinforce sight recognition of words in a fun and interactive way.
– Word puzzles reinforce spelling using lower-case letters and the sentence puzzles teach definition and usage (in addition to sight recognition).
– 3D Touch on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus makes letters and words react in an extra special way!
– Endless Reader was designed with your children in mind. There are no high scores, failures, limits or stress. Your children can interact with the app at their own pace.

Download from:  Apple App Store       Google Play Store


 VocabularySpellingCity

 

VocabularySpellingCity is a research-proven tool that helps teachers and parents meet the challenge of providing meaningful, intentional, and extended vocabulary practice for students while improving fluency and retention.

Parents, schools and districts across the country and the world continue to use VocabularySpellingCity to improve vocabulary retention and reading comprehension.

With 35+ interactive word games and thousands of pre-made word lists, our app helps build literacy skills in a fun and engaging way!

With each game students can see, hear, speak, write, break down, and play with words including high frequency words, developmental spelling words, and vocabulary. This helps students strengthen their literacy skills in an effective and long-lasting way.

Download from:  Apple App Store       Google Play Store


Monster Math for kids – 1st, 2nd, 3rd grade games

 

Monster Math helps your child practice and learn over 67 math skills within basic geometry, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, factors, multiples, prime numbers, fractions and decimals. It is suited for Grades K – 5, with standard skill presets aligned with Common Core standards. These are also fully customizable to suit your kids’ aptitude and you can move to advanced or basic skills with a simple toggle.

Detailed reports and weekly emails round up the educational features and allow you to get an in-depth view of how the kids is progressing in math!

Monster Math has:

4 Different Worlds
23 game characters
Superior gameplay features and more interactivity for the kids
Custom-made artwork and soundtrack

While kids explore new worlds and await new characters with bated breath, they don’t even realize they are getting better and faster at math!

Download from:  Apple App Store


Homer – Kids Learn to Read App for Ages 2-8

 

Children will cultivate a love of reading through age-appropriate stories, music, and games, and learn critical phonics, sight words and other skills at every reading stage.

Winner of the Teacher’s Choice Gold Award, Homer teaches:

-Early Reading
-Science
-History
-Art
-Music

Our 30-day free trial gives up to four children full access to:

-1,000+ lessons covering phonics, sight words, ABCs organized in a step-by-step program for kids at all reading stages
-New animated stories delivered every Saturday via Homer’s Saturday Surprise feature
– 200+ stories for toddler, preschool, kindergarten and kids up to age 8
– Science and History lessons to build advanced knowledge & vocabulary
– Art and Music activities to foster creativity
– 150+ Printable Worksheets, Learning Games, Puzzles and Offline Activities
– 60 First Readers to practice phonics, sight words and decoding
– Record feature that captures children reading their first book
-Parent dashboard to track your child’s progress
-Individual profiles for up to 4 children, who can learn at one time
-Our 100% child-safe, ad-free learning experience

Download from:  Apple App Store


Wizard School

 

Wizard School (formerly WonderBox) inspires curiosity and creative thinking. Explore, create, and share with your family and friends.
Completely FREE (no in-app purchases).

1. EXPLORE fascinating topics, such as science, design, languages, geography, and sports.
– More than 3,000 videos, maps, and content curated by educators.

2. CREATE something awesome with fun stickers, videos, photos, and drawing tools!
– Fun Challenges designed by educators will inspire you to design, tinker, and build.
– Design a treehouse. Write with hieroglyphics. Make a talking president. And more!

3. SHARE your creations with family and friends with safe, private messages.
– 100% controlled by parents, who can monitor everything.
– Parents can reply from their email and view creations on a private website.

CATEGORY: Curriculum, Creative Expression

Download from:  Apple App Store


Sushi Monster

 

Meet Sushi Monster! A game to practice, reinforce, and extend math fact fluency is completely engaging and appropriately challenging.

Strengthen reasoning strategies for whole number addition and multiplication by helping monsters make a target sum or product. Earn points with each correct answer… but watch out for distractions! To be successful, plan ahead and strategically select numbers from the sushi counter.

Meets Common Core State Standards
Extend fact knowledge to support strategic reasoning and computational flexibility in addition and multiplication.

Features
12 CAREFULLY SEQUENCED LEVELS
– 7 addition levels
– 5 multiplication levels
– 4 rounds in each level
– 14 target numbers per round
– Replay each round with new numbers

ENGAGING GAME PLAY
Use speed and accuracy to place sushi pieces near the monster and make the target number. Make a correct equation to feed the monster.

PROGRESS IS REWARDED
Earn points, stars, trophies, and personal bests to challenge yourself and unlock new levels.

Download from:  Apple App Store


Galactic Genius with Astro Cat (for ages 9-11)

Hold onto your space helmets, the Prof. is back! The smartest cat in the alley invites you on a new adventure into the very frontiers of your brain. Exercise those synapses and flex your neurons with this mission of the mind, to become a Galactic Genius with Astro Cat!

Galactic Genius with Astro Cat is a puzzle game app for ages 6-11 and beyond, based on mini games of logic, speed, memory, and concentration.

5 – BOOST your brain with 6 different mini games on launch, and more to come
4 – EARN points to climb the ranks from Newbie to Solar General!
3 – CHALLENGE yourself with Daily Dashes to earn extra points
2 – EXERCISE skills of logic, concentration, memory, and speed
1 – COLLECT awesomely illustrated stickers featuring intergalactic space facts

BLAST OFF!
From building space suits, to spotting crafty UFOs, there’s a challenge for every budding brainbox just waiting to be discovered. How quickly can you rocket through the ranks and become a Galactic Genius?

KEY FEATURES
– Exercises 4 key skills with astronomically cool mini games
– 1 Daily Dash challenge per day, made up of a combination of games
– Optional extra Daily Dashes available as IAPs
– 6 Free play games to choose from in the full version
– Each game features 50 levels increasing in difficulty
– Launch learning into the stratosphere with collectable stickers featuring space facts, based on content written by quantum physicist Dr Dominic Walliman
– Cats in space! A host of funny characters from the Astro Cat universe
– High quality, hand-crafted animation based on the illustrations of award-winning illustrator Ben Newman
– Bespoke, out-of-this-world soundtrack
– Parental gate, no social media and no third-party advertising

Download from:  Apple App Store


SkyView® Free – Explore the Universe (for ages 9+)

SkyView® Free brings stargazing to everyone, and it’s totally free! Simply point your iPhone, iPad, or iPod at the sky to identify stars, constellations, satellites, and more!

Downloaded over 9 million times.

If you like our free version of SkyView then you’ll love our full version! It includes: a convenient Apple Watch app, a Today Widget displaying tonight’s brightest objects, ALL in-app purchases offered in this free version, thousands more objects to discover, and more!

You don’t need to be an astronomer to find stars or constellations in the sky, just open SkyView® Free and let it guide you to their location and identify them. SkyView® Free is a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night. Find your favorite constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate the Moon, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys.

Features:

• Simple: Point your device at the sky to identify galaxies, stars, constellations and satellites (including the ISS and Hubble) passing overhead at your location.
• Sightings: set reminders for celestial events and plan an evening stargazing & spotting satellites.
• Augmented Reality (AR): Use your camera to spot objects in the sky, day or night.
• Sky Paths: Follow the daily sky tracks for the Sun and Moon to see their exact locations in the sky on any date & time.
• Time Travel: Jump to the future or the past and see the sky on different dates and times.
• Social: Capture and share beautiful images with friends and family on social networks.
• Mobile: WiFi is NOT required (does not require a data signal or GPS to function). Take it camping, boating, or even flying!
• Supports Space Navigator™ binoculars, spotting scope, and telescopes.

What a fun way to teach yourself, your children, your students, or your friends about our wonderful universe!

Download from:  Apple App Store       Google Play Store


Box Island – Award Winning Coding Adventure (ages 9-11)

Box Island is a mobile game that takes boys and girls on an exciting adventure, while teaching the fundamentals of coding. Kids apply the basics, such as loops and conditionals, to progress through the super fun and challenging gameplay. Rendered in a beautiful 3D game world featuring 100 levels, where the first 10 levels are free, Box Island is a story-driven journey that keeps kids highly engaged and motivated while playing.

◆ The Hour of Code is back!

Take a trip onto a new mysterious island and help Hiro explore it! In this fun mobile tutorial, students take part in a journey that has been specifically designed for the Hour of Code™ campaign. The tutorial is free, student-led and suitable for age six and up (6+).

◆ Coding fundamentals that kids are introduced to

– algorithmic thinking
– pattern recognition
– sequencing
– loops
– conditionals
– debugging

◆ Purchases

The first 10 levels are free to play as an introduction.

Download from:  Apple App Store       Google Play Store


Cargo-Bot (ages 9-11)

Over one million people have enjoyed Cargo-Bot! The puzzle game that challenges your brain and helps you learn programming concepts.

Cargo-Bot is the first game programmed entirely on iPad® using Codea™

It’s a puzzle game where you teach a robot how to move crates. Sounds simple, right? Try it out!

• Beautiful graphics
• Fiendish puzzles
• A game about programming, programmed entirely on iPad
• Record your solutions and share them on YouTube
• Learn more about how it was made by searching for Codea on the App Store

Download from:  Apple App Store


Brainfeed – Educational Videos for Kids (ages 9-11)

Brainfeed – Educational Videos for Kids
* Ranked #1 in 70 countries
* Top 10 app for Kids 9-11 in 110+ countries
* Featured in the Apple Newsletter
* Best New Apps & Games! Featured by iTunes in over 100 countries

How does the brain work? Does space go on forever?
How can you outrun a cheetah? How big is the ocean?
These are just some of the intriguing questions
you’ll get answers to when you enter Brainfeed’s
world of knowledge-rich videos built to inspire.

◆ APPEALING TO SMART KIDS FROM AGES 7 TO 107
Designed to inform, entertain and inspire, Brainfeed provides children 7+, tweens, teens and even inquisitive adults with a safe corner of the web to explore a universe of educational videos. Videos so engaging and entertaining that your children won’t even realize they’re actually learning too!

◆ FOR PARENTS WHO CARE ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN’S FUTURE
Each video is handpicked by our team of enthusiastic educators from around the globe who are tasked with finding short (under 10 minutes) and documentary style videos that meet the following criteria:

Curriculum-based
Entertaining & engaging
Visually stimulating
High quality content
Age-appropriate
Child-friendly

◆ THE UNIVERSE IS EXPANDING AND SO IS OUR LIBRARY OF VIDEOS
With over 2,000 videos and counting, your children will always have something new and wonderful to watch. And every week new videos are added to our SEARCHABLE LIBRARY to keep Brainfeed fresh, engaging and interesting. Your children will get lost in a world of learning as they get answers to questions that spark their imagination.

◆ TURN “TIME WASTING” INTO “TIME WELL SPENT”
Brainfeed lets your children explore the world around them from the comfort of your home, on the road, in the dentist office or anywhere they need to be entertained and there is a 3G or Wi-Fi connection. So instead of wasting time with video games, entertain them with the gift of knowledge. They’ll be glad you did!

◆ A CHILD SAFE BABYSITTER, ENTERTAINER AND EDUCATOR
Brainfeed provides a safe, child friendly viewing experience for children 7 years and older. Videos are selected to be age-appropriate and are screened for inappropriate content.  For added safety, links in descriptions are disabled, and the app can be easily password locked using the iOS accessibility options. And best of all, there are no advertisements to distract your children from quality viewing.

◆ BRAINFEED AS A TEACHING AID IN THE CLASSROOM
Once considered a supplemental teaching tool, educational video is becoming an increasingly central resource for teachers. Video makes it easier to reach students who learn best through different modalities and learning styles. Topic areas include:

Science
The Universe
Planet Earth
Technology & Design
Arts & Music
Language
The Human Body
Social Studies
Math
Careers
…and much more!

Download from:  Apple App Store


Science360

 

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 app for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or gathered from scientists, colleges and universities, and NSF science and engineering centers.

If you have questions or comments, or if you are an NSF-funded researcher and would like to have your images or video included in the app, contact science360app@nsf.gov.

Features:

– Spectacular images from NSF-funded institutions available in high resolution for download to your iPad
– Fun and engaging streaming video (WiFi or 3G connection required) on a wide range of topics
– Hundreds of images and videos to experience, with new content added weekly
– Share images and videos on Facebook and Twitter or via email
– Keep abreast of breaking stories in scientific discovery as they happen with the in-app news feed
– Pan through content in the unique 360 view or find content via keyword with a simple two finger touch
– With a single touch, save favorite images and video within the app so that they can easily be found again

Download from:  Apple App Store       Google Play Store


Khan Academy: you can learn anything

 

Khan Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free.

iPhone app:
– You can learn anything – for free: Over 10,000 videos and explanations at your fingertips in math, science, economics, history, and much, much more
– Sharpen your skills: over 40,000 interactive Common Core aligned practice questions are included with instant feedback and step-by-step hints. Follow along with what you’re learning in school or practice at your own pace
– Quickly find what you need: Redesigned navigation and search make it faster to find what you want
– Keep learning even when you’re offline: Bookmark your favorite content to “Your List” for easy access, and download it to keep learning even when you’re not connected to the internet.
– Pick up where you left off: Your learning syncs between your iPhone and khanacademy.org, so your progress is always up-to-date

iPad app, you can also:
– Flex your muscles: the app adjusts to give you interactive exercise recommendations that are tailored just for you through the world of math.
– Show your work: the app harnesses the power of writing down your thoughts as you problem-solve with a beautiful, expansive scratchpad. Once you have your answer, just write it in, and we’ll recognize your handwriting (powered by MyScript)!

Learn using videos, interactive exercises, and in-depth articles in math (arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, calculus, linear algebra), science (biology, chemistry, physics), economics, and even the humanities with playlists on art history, civics, finance, and more.

Spend an afternoon brushing up on statistics. Discover how the Krebs cycle works. Learn about the fundamentals of music notation. Prepare for the upcoming SAT, GMAT, or MCAT. Or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, learn how fire stick farming changed the landscape of Australia.

It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology—Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

Download from:  Apple App Store       Google Play Store


CK-12: The Free & Fun Way to Learn Math & Science

 

With the free CK-12 app for iPhone and iPad, you’re in control of learning. CK-12 features 5000+ math and science lessons and concepts – all accessible anytime, anywhere. All content is created and curated by teachers, for students. Whether you’re looking to improve your grades, or brush up on your favorite math or science topics, CK-12 has you covered – for free! We’re the go-to resource for K-12 STEM education.

Features:
* Practice & Learn at your own pace
* Track and work on your class assignments.
* Receive reminder for upcoming assignment deadlines.
* Choose from a comprehensive library of elementary, middle and high school concepts in math and science, or search by keyword.
* Thousands of math and science quizzes
* Easily track your progress on all subjects
* Improve over time and see your progress with reports
* Get recommendations for learning resources
* Advanced diagnostics and remediation to help students through their practice and assignments
* Videos, simulations, interactives, real world group activities & more!

Topics covered:
– Elementary Math:
* Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
* Time
* Measurement
* Geometry
* Place Value
* Decimals and Fractions
* Money
* Factors and Multiples
* PEMDAS (Order of Operations)

– Math:
* Arithmetic
* Measurement
* Algebra
* Geometry
* Probability
* Statistics
* Trigonometry
* Analysis
* Calculus

– Science:
* Earth Science
* Life Science
* Physical Science
* Biology
* Chemistry
* Physics

– English
* Spelling

Download from:  Apple App Store       Google Play Store


StudyBlue – Online Flashcards and Study Guide App

 

Get fast help now for your FINALS (and good luck)!

Take your notes into the wild. They won’t bite. The StudyBlue app is like getting magical powers to transform everything from a music festival bathroom line to boring bus/train/plane trips into productive study time. Hold 10+ million students and 400+ million flashcards in the palm of your hand!

Features StudyBlue students <3
•Create, study and share your own digital flashcards for free
•Customize your study materials with images and audio
•Quiz yourself, track your progress, and set study reminders
•Access study materials seamlessly across desktop and mobile devices
•Copy and edit flashcards you like to make them your own

Study Better, Together

Upgrade to Pro to get full access to all study materials created for your classes, by all students, from all time. Maybe not ALL time, but all the time that matters. Delivered by magic unicorns to your phone. Or by wifi. One of those. Crowdsourced learning means you can spend less time making materials and more time studying them. Why recreate the wheel?

Conquer Your Course!

Whether you need fast answers or want to eke out all that untapped EXTRA STUDY time (a.k.a., bus-stop waits, a boring NCAA game, or the five minutes before class really starts). We judge not where you find extra time, but we are (slightly) judgy in how you use it. So go on, organize your materials and ace that next exam. With your classmates at StudyBlue, you are all set to get connected, learn, and conquer your courses together.

Download from:  Apple App Store       Google Play Store


Photomath – Camera Calculator

 

Simply point your camera toward a math problem and Photomath will magically show the result with a detailed step-by-step instructions.

Photomath provides:
∙ Camera calculator
∙ Handwriting recognition
∙ Step-by-step instructions
∙ Smart calculator
∙ Graphs (NEW)

Photomath supports arithmetics, integers, fractions, decimal numbers, roots, algebraic expressions, linear equations/inequations, quadratic equations/inequations, absolute equations/inequations, systems of equations, logarithms, trigonometry, exponential and logarithmic functions, derivatives and integrals.

Download from:  Apple App Store       Google Play Store


Sound Uncovered

Explore the surprising side of sound with Sound Uncovered, an interactive book featuring auditory illusions, acoustic phenomena, and other things that go bump, beep, boom, and vroom.

From the makers of Color Uncovered—the Exploratorium—this app puts you at the center of the experiment: Hear with your eyes, see with your ears, make and modify recordings, test your hearing, and more.

How do you make a saxophone growl? Are there secret messages in music played backward? Why does the sound of gum chewing drive some people mad? Listen up and find answers to these questions and more as you take an auditory trip to the place where sound gets truly interesting: the space between your ears.

Download from:  Apple App Store


TED (ages 12+)

Feed your curiosity and expand your world with TED Talks.

Explore more than 2,000 free videos and learn from the world’s most remarkable people. Search by any mood or topic, from tech and science to the surprises of your own psychology.

Features on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch:
・Browse the free TED Talks video library, with subtitles in over 100 languages
・Play videos on your device or send to your home entertainment system via AirPlay or Chromecast
・Discover inspiring, funny, or jaw-dropping free talks
・Let us build you a custom playlist — tailored to your time frame
・Bookmark talks to watch later
・Download talks to watch offline
・Listen to an on-demand playlist of TED Talks audio

Download from:  Apple App Store       Google Play Store


Evernote – stay organized

 

GET ORGANIZED
Evernote gives you the tools you need to keep your work effortlessly organized:
• Write, collect and capture ideas as searchable notes, notebooks, checklists and to-do lists
• Take notes in a variety of formats, including: text, sketches, photos, audio, video, PDFs, web clippings and more
• Use the camera to effortlessly scan, digitize, and organize your paper documents, business cards, handwritten notes and drawings
• Use Evernote as a digital notepad and easy-to-format word processor for all your thoughts as they come

SYNC ANYWHERE
Evernote gives you the ability to sync your content across devices:
• Sync everything automatically across any computer, phone or tablet
• Start your task working on one device and continue on another without ever missing a beat
• Add a passcode lock to the mobile app for more privacy

SHARE YOUR IDEAS
Evernote gives you the tools to share, discuss and collaborate productively with others:
• Create, share and discuss with the people who help get your work done, all in one app
• Search within pictures and annotate images to give quick feedback
• Develop your projects faster and let multiple participants work on different aspects

EVERNOTE IN EVERYDAY LIFE
• Make personal checklists to keep your thoughts organized
• Set reminders to keep on top of activities and write to-do lists
• Gather, capture and store every thought you need to stay productive
• Plan events such as holidays, weddings or parties

EVERNOTE IN EDUCATION
• Keep up with lecture notes so you don’t miss a vital thought
• Clip and highlight articles from the web for academic research
• Plan and collaborate for better academic group work

BETTER NOTE INTERACTION WITH 3D TOUCH
• Quick Actions for faster note creation and search
• Sketch in notes with pressure sensitive ink

EVERNOTE FOR APPLE WATCH
• Dictate notes and they will be transcribed in Evernote
• Dictate searches and get results on your Apple Watch
• View newly created & updated notes
• Set reminders, get notifications, and never forget anything

Download from:  Apple App Store       Google Play Store


myHomework Student Planner

 

What makes myHomework the best student planner?

* Beauty, Simplicity, and Reliability – myHomework has a gorgeous appearance and simple interface making it easy for anyone to use. Our apps fill their role as a planner without network connectivity.

* Amazing Anywhere – With highly rated cross-platform apps, and a wonderful website, it’s the most complete on the go planner experience anywhere.

* Price – The account is FREE everywhere and an ads-free premium experience is available.

* Experience – myHomework has been around since 2009 and continually improving the experience based on the feedback of our users.

The free app includes:

– Track your classes, homework, tests and assignments
– Beautiful calendar display
– Supports time, block and period-based schedules
– Universal (both iPhone, iPad and iPod touch)
– Compatibility for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Download from:  Apple App Store       Google Play Store


I know we said these were all FREE apps, but we found these in our research and couldn’t resist including them because they are so COOL!!

Presidents vs. Aliens (ages 9-11) $1.99

Presidents vs. Aliens® makes learning about the presidents fun! As you learn presidential facts, quotes, nicknames and historical events, you can use your knowledge to help the presidents defeat the aliens. Fling the presidents at the aliens to knock them all down. Use the many special objects and “Executive Powers” to increase the fun!

You earn a random president for every successfully completed level. All of your presidents appear on your own personalized screen. Try to collect all 45! As you earn more presidents, you begin to unlock the free bonus games: Heads of State! and Executive Order! Three games in one!

CONTROL YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE: You can select which types of questions are asked. Younger kids can start by just focusing on identifying the presidents. Older kids and adults can delve deeper into historical events and presidential facts.

LEARN BEFORE YOU PLAY: Presidents vs. Aliens™ provides 45 informative president flash cards. Use them to brush up on your presidential knowledge before you play or as a handy reference tool.

Download from:  Apple App Store       Google Play Store


Operation Math Code Squad (ages 9-11) $2.99

Take the action to a whole new level in the fun, multiplayer math game based on Operation Math. With four virtual keypads, Operation Math Code Squad lets multiple players work together to solve equations and disarm Dr. Odd’s devious devices in a race against the clock. Think fast and score big in the awesome game of tick-tock tech guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your iPad.

“Operation Math Code Squad is one of the best educational math games I’ve seen on the iPad. It’s fast-paced, engaging, and just down right fun.”
—Apps on Tapp

Features:
• Multiplayer gaming that lets you test four different players at once.
• Four virtual keypads for fast-paced, multi-touch action.
• 21 missions centered on three different skill levels for testing any grade.
• The ability to select missions based on math operations and skill level.
• All binomial addition / subtraction equations for numbers 1-20.
• All binomial multiplication / division equations for numbers 1-12.
• Spy-themed action that provides a fun alternative to homework and flashcards.
• Time-based play that will test their speed and keep kids engaged with cooperative drills.
• Based on U.S. Common Core standards.

Download from:  Apple App Store       Google Play Store


The Social Express II $14.99/Month or $69.99/Year

Social Learning Made Easy!

The Social Express® is engaging, educational curriculum for children and young adults with social learning challenges. The curriculum is designed to teach users how to think about and manage social situations, helping them to develop meaningful social relationships and succeed in life.

The Social Express II App has two options. Try it or Member Login. Try it is a free app. However, there is an optional recurring membership subscription which costs money. If you choose to purchase a membership, your iTunes account will be charged.

Duration & Pricing (USD)
1 Month = $14.99
1 Year = $69.99

-Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
-Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
-Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.
-Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase
-No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period

How It Works
Video Modeling on Steroids!

Help Zack, Emma, Sam, and Katie solve social problems! Each fully-animated, interactive lesson targets one of many skills children and young adults need to learn in order to develop meaningful relationships and successfully navigate our social world.

Who Can it Help?
Our innovative curriculum targets core social deficit areas that stand in the way of school, social, and life success for children and young adults with social learning challenges.

How Will Children with Social Learning Challenges Benefit?
As a safe, controlled, and familiar learning environment, The Social Express provides an opportunity for users to become more socially competent and have successful social interactions.

In-app purchase includes:

81 Animated Interactive Webisodes
Admin Account + Track Progress for 1 User
Progress Reports
Grade Leveled Quizzes (Aligned w/C.C.S. ELA)
Flexible Teaching Plans
Pre and Post-Assessments
The Clubhouse – Our Private Social Network
eBooks
Game Room
Free iPad Compatible App
Printable User Guide
Offline Activities
Bonus Material – Enhance Social Skills Learning with our Original Songs and Worksheets

Potential benefits include the ability to:
● Identify feelings in others
● Understand the importance of “eye contact” (thinking with your eyes) in order to figure out what to say or do in social situations
● Read non-verbal social cues
● Identify appropriate coping strategies
● Learn how to start conversations
● Learn how to be part of a group
● Learn about the hidden rules in social situations
● Sequence situations and infer what will come next
● Figure out what to talk about with friends
● Monitor when others are using appropriate social behaviors
● Learn about using figurative language (idioms) in conversation
● Stay on topic when having conversations
● Watch social situations unfold and see how behavior can have negative or positive consequences

Download from:  Apple App Store

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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