There are tons of apps on the market designed to enhance the educational experience for students, teachers, and parents. Today we will highlight a few that stand out from the crowd.
According to eSchool News, these have made the cut as some the best iPad and Android education apps on the market for 2013. Many include enhanced touch capabilities, Common Core Standards, videos, interactive displays, and more.
As technology keeps being integrated into the classroom (in as early as Kindergarten), the focus has shifted to dual-use applications. Dual-use applications are those that can be used both in the classroom and at home. Apps like these open the door for parents to participate in the learning experience and provide assistance to their children outside of the classroom.
These apps also give students additional opportunities to fully grasp and understand the material while becoming more focused and involved in the classroom setting.
Check Out the Education Apps Below:
This Common Core app integrates video, homework help, tips, quizzes, review options and more. Students can use this app to show their work on assessments and explore concepts with their “Graph It!” feature. There is also a Linear and Quadratic Explorer, as well as a graphing calculator, and a student response system with text and audio note-taking capabilities.
Teachers can utilize the online Teacher Resource Center to assist students that need extra help and to view assessment results. HMH Fuse won the “Distinguished Achievement” Award in Mobile Device Application by the Association of Educational Publishers in 2011.
For the students in Kindergarten or First Grade, this is a perfect way to learn numbers, counting, addition, order relation, problem-solving and more. Endorsed by math teachers all over the world, this program uses playful interaction to develop mathematical intuition with over 30 activities.
This app is organized into 12 thematic units with common contextual scenarios to help pair words and images. Their zooming and search functions allow quick access to terms. Additionally, this app pairs with the standard print dictionary for enhanced learning.
This app turns your photos into professional videos with music and text. For students with multiple group projects or presentations, this is the go-to program. Multiple video styles and a vast music library are available, along with social media sharing capabilities.
By using these applications, students should continue developing their proficiency in current skills and learning new ones. As technology consistently becomes the norm within the classroom, familiarizing oneself with such applications is highly beneficial. Additionally, these are all cross-learning opportunities for teachers, parents, and students. Happy learning!