application (aka "app") marketplace is exploding with fun and effective
tools for learning. These powerful new tools can be deployed on an Android
powered smartphone or tablet device, including the new Amazon Fire tablet.
We've put together a
list of apps that you should consider using in the classroom to enhance your
curriculum. These apps can help to expand a student's memory, increase
knowledge, and they are fun!
The Kindle app for Android lets you download countless classic
works by the great authors from every genre. This app is also unique in
that it is completely free to the public. Due to the popularity of this app and
it's ability to bring a massive library into the palm of your hand, I
rate this the best app of the top education apps for Android phones.
Celeste SE combines incredible 3D graphics of the heavenly bodies
with fun facts about astronomy. Aim your device's camera at the sky and see
exactly where each object is located, day or night, and even indoors. See
the planets as they traverse the sky, and track an individual object's
trajectory using your camera view. Now that's one cool app.
a vast, ever updating fountain of knowledge. Its app brings the
wikipedia's endless collection of information to your fingertips
in a very convenient interface. This is currently the highest-rated
encyclopedia app in the Android Market.
While nothing can
replace a live tutor (like those that TutaPoint.com offers with its Live Tutoring app, Algebra Tutor is one of the highest-recommended math
apps on the Market today. It gives step-by-step algebra instruction and
even shows a student where errors have been made. Perfect for current
students studying algebra, and even for older Android users looking to brush up
on their algebra skills.
This is a great app
for students and their parents when helping them study. Flash Card Maker Pro, allows you to make your own study cards to
use. It uses a speech recognition tool for memory building and fast
language instruction for a variety of different languages using interactive
flash cards. Time yourself, keep track of your progress, and even quiz
MapMaster is the
dream app for any geography fanatic! This is a game that tests
your knowledge of commonly known or famous places and capitals all around the
world. You can also compete in educational contests against up
to 10 friends on the same device at any given time.
8. Sight Read Music Quiz 4 Piano
Reading music is
unfortunately becoming a dying trade. . Stay ahead of the curve with this
simple and enjoyable music reading app that helps you to refine your music
theory and piano sight reading skills in a fun and effective way.
Trainer has been called the “Gold’s Gym for your memory muscles.” This app
uses mental exercises to improve your memory abilities. The app specifically
targets the user's spatial memory, which is responsible for recording
information about your environment. An example of spacial memory is when you
are navigating a city or building.
Quiz tests your knowledge of different countries around the world. These
country's capitals, flags, and currencies are specifically involved. You can
also challenge your friends to these games.
Finally, we wanted to
introduce to TutaPoint.com's Live USA Tutoring app, which connects students to a live tutor based in the United
States. Now a student can receive the help they need to succeed in the
classroom anywhere they have their Android device!