Finding apps to download is easy. Finding educational apps that are actually functional, fun and free is a different story.
Here are ten free educational apps currently available (with at least a total of four out of five stars) for students in preschool through high school:
- ABC Alphabet Phonics: Helps children learn the ABCs by sight, sound and touch.
- ABCMouse.com: This app teaches through a variety of interactive learning activities including games, books, songs, art activities, puzzles and offline printables – all of which can be monitored by parents through an innovative Progress Tracker.
- Bright World Ocean Forests eBook: There are several eBook topics available, but check out the realistic underwater environments in this version with games and STEM-based vocabulary.
- Quizlet – Flashcards & Study Tools: This app allows you to create your own flashcards or choose from millions created by other Quizlet users on thousands of subjects.
- BrainPOP Featured Movie: Watch a different animated movie every day, then test new knowledge with an interactive quiz.
- True or False: Quiz Battle: Play 1000’s of astounding questions in 15 categories with four rounds of multiple choice questions followed by a bonus round of True or False facts.
- Yousician – Learn to play the piano, guitar, bass or ukulele. The app listens to you play and gives instant feedback on your accuracy and timing.
- Duolingo – Learn Languages for Free: Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Irish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and English. (Check out this teacher review of the on our blog).
- Free Books – Ultimate Classics: Download one of the 23,469+ classic books available for free with access to a dictionary, notes, highlights and bookmarks.
- play2prep: Create customized, long-form, practice tests for the ACT and SAT, as well as Math and English tests. Simulate real-world tests, view results and get detailed answer explanations.
Any additional apps you would add to this list? Leave them in the comments below!
For more, see:
- 10 Popular Apps for English Language Learners and Teachers
- 4 Features of Great Mobile Learning Apps
- 10 Free Education Apps for iPad
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