Free Education Apps for Android OS
With Android based tablets coming out--notably, the Dell Streak (f.k.a. Mini)--soon, as well as a few that are already "out," I've been curious about what apps might be educationally appropriate. Android-based tablets are headed for schools and offer a significant advantage over iPads--they're not Apple-based.
Here's a list based on feedback and web sites I've been reading. All apps listed are available at no cost, albeit some are "lite" versions like Solo Lite Guitar Player and Celeste Lite. I've not included apps that cost money but you can check the additional resources section to find those.
Think I missed a free Android educationally-appropriate app? Let me know which and how it might be used in the classroom. And, if you have suggestions as to how the following might be used in the classroom, don't hesitate to write in the comments!
Removed the Oxford English Dictionary entries because they cost money. Sigh.
- Calculus Review
- Capital Quiz -
- Formulas Lite
- StatDist calculates densities, probabilities, and quantiles of common useful continuous and discrete distributions"
- Wattpad gives you FREE instant access to 100,000+ novels, fan fiction, short stories, poetry and more."
Other neat stuff that could be used in education setting:
- Barcode Scanner or Lynkee for QR Code Scanning
- Gmote - Gmote turns Android into a remote control for a computer, allowing users to run movies and music at a distance. It supports all of the standard remote control features such as play, pause, rewind, volume controls etc. It also has a built-in file browser that lets you select what to play.
- News Sources
- NYTimes – more up to date
- USA Today – more graphical
- 1Cast News – video news stories
Thanks to the following folks for responding to my all-call for their favorite edu-apps for Android:
Thanks to the following web sites for sources; explore them for other choices:
- 101 Best Android Apps
- 5 Cool Android Apps with GPS Activities for Kids
- Android Apps for Students
- Read/Write Web
- Top 10 Google Android Apps for Education
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