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
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.
Attached calendar for the curriculum
Google map integration for locating school
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
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.
Faster navigation and search
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.