Sunday, August 8, 2010

Top 25 Android Apps for Education #edtech

I don't have an Android, iPhone, iPad, etc but I am growing envious with all the apps out there for these phones. OnLineDegrees has another Top list with these 25 apps for education on the Android.

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Top 25 Android apps for education

The iPhone and iPad don’t get to have all the fun. Android is among the leading smart-phone technology, and there are over 70,000 apps available for it. Though we can’t claim to have reviewed all 70,000 of them, here are our suggestions for some of the top apps available for education — for use in or out of the classroom:

Memory Trainer

Capital Quiz

Fact Book

Google Sky Map

Formulas Lite

This app gathers together some of the most important and often used formulas for math, physics and chemistry. It also includes a scientific calculator and basic translator. Don’t expect to be able to pass yourself off as a quantum physicist with the help of this app, but it might help get you through some intense study sessions.

Plink Art

The same way that Google Sky Map helps you identify the stars, Plink Art helps you identify works of art. Take a picture of what you’re looking at, and Plink will match it to its database and give you the identifying details. You can also browse art according to era, art movement, or gallery, or simply hit “random” for an unexpected — though maybe not unknown — masterpiece. This app is great for brushing up on your art history knowledge or for discovering new favorites!


Over 100,000 novels, short stories, poetry collections and more are available for download on this app, which is composed of entirely user-submitted content.

Sixty Four

Document Scanner

If you need a document in a pinch, or you just don’t feel like taking it to have it scanned or faxed, you can use this app to do it on your phone. You can scan any number of pages and convert them into a single .pdf file.

USA Quiz

Deluxe Moon Lite

This app lets you learn more about the moon and its influence on your everyday activities. Features include names and pictures of the moon phases, current zodiac sign for the moon’s phase, information about the moon’s cycle, moonrise and moonset times, and more.

Kids Numbers and Math

Preschoolers can get help learning their numbers and developing basic math skills with the help of this app. Addition, subtraction, and learning numbers are the primary features, but there are also optional advanced exercises. Language options include English, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Russian.

Urban Dictionary

When your kids want to know the 411, do you know what they mean? Do you find it hard to follow when they end every other word in “izzle?” Perhaps this app can help. You can look up the meaning of modern slang words in the user-generated database. You can also browse random words or check out the word of the day.

LSAT Assassin


This game for kids ages 3 to 5 aims to help improve recognition skills by matching images with a written or spoken word.


Here’s another trivia game to enhance learning. The app covers topics from capitol cities and flags to natural extremes.


My Pocket Prof

Organize your classroom notes and assignments with this handy app! You can synchronize your notes then share them with your friends. You can even sell your notes, or create online courses and quizzes that you can sell. And, of course, what you can sell, you can also buy.

Nook for Android

Pocket Knowledge

Have a question? This app has the answer. Ask it whatever you want, and it will generate an answer that you can then store for later use. Topics include math, culture, sports, weather, physics, chemistry, socioeconomic data, nutrition and more.

Electricity Calculator

Music Dictionary

Guitar Solo Lite


This handy app “calculates densities, probabilities, and quantiles of common useful continuous and discrete distributions.” If you don’t know what that means, you might need an app to help you figure out this app. Categories include uniform, normal, gamma, exponential, chi, discrete uniform, binomial, geometric, and poisson. This is a handy app for the statistics classroom.

Math Wizard

Kids can use this app to learn basic math skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Flash cards and study questions are used to guide students through the material. In addition, the app offer stats on the student’s trouble areas, and the difficulty level can be adjusted for individual needs.


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