Top 5 Free Education Apps: App Advent – WHS 132 – The Wired Homeschool

Top 5 Free Educational Apps

1. iTunes U: iTunes U is the best way to create and experience courses on iPad. The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Whether you’re majoring in molecular biology at a university, taking Spanish in high school, or just interested in European history, you now have a valuable tool to help you learn anytime, anywhere.

2. Elevate – Brain Training: Elevate is a brain training program designed to improve focus, speaking skills, processing speed, memory, math skills, and more. Each person is provided with his or her own personalized training program that adjusts over time to maximize results.

The more you train with Elevate, the more you’ll improve critical cognitive skills that are proven to boost productivity, earning power, and self-confidence. Users who train at least 4 times per week have reported dramatic gains and increased confidence.

Check out last week’s list of apps: Top 5 Free Social Networking Apps for iPhone

3. PhotoMath: PhotoMath is the world’s smartest camera calculator! Just point your camera to a Math expression, and PhotoMath will instantly display the answer. Use it to get help when you’re stuck with a problem. Hit the steps button, and see a full step-by-step solution! Check below to see the full list of supported Math problems.

Students can use it as a tool to learn Math, while parents can use it to quickly check their kid’s homework. With PhotoMath, you can have a Math teacher in your pocket! PhotoMath currently supports basic arithmetic, fractions, decimal numbers, linear equations and several functions like logarithms. Support for new Math is constantly added in new releases as we aim to make all the Math easy to learn.

4. Quizlet – Flashcards & Study Tools: Quizlet makes simple tools that let you study anything, anywhere. Download the FREE app to study on the go; play games to study; create your own flashcards; search millions created by others; improve your study habits; and/or study with images and audio.

5. Duolingo – Learn Languages for Free: Duolingo is Apple’s 2013 App of the Year! Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and English. Totally fun. Totally free. Duolingo is changing the way people learn languages. With Duolingo, you learn a language completely free, without ads or hidden charges. You have fun while you learn, leveling up and competing with friends.

Apps 6-10:

6. Memorando – Brain Games
7. Learn Languages: Rosetta Stone
8. Lumosity
9. Mathway
10. Fit Brains Trainer

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