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10 of the best apps for education

As iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches become included in curriculum, here are several education apps you might enjoy

As iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches become more integrated in classrooms, educators and students are looking for new ways to apply them to the learning process. Applications on all of these devices can help automate current classroom processes or present new ways to learn that previously had been unexplored.

In this special feature, we’ve assembled a list of education “apps” for Apple devices that we think are noteworthy. Five are free, and the other five range in price from $0.99 to $9.99. What do you think of these apps? And, which apps for Apple devices are you using now that aren’t on our list? Share your thoughts in the comments section of this story.

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  1. ap179

    January 7, 2011 at 6:02 pm


    This is a great collection of apps. Thanks for sharing!! !!

    As the founder of an educational development company I am looking forward to the day when these kinds of apps can regularly be included within learning activities without concern that students will not be able to access them.

    Andrew Pass
    A Pass Educational Group

  2. andycullison

    January 7, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Android for Academics has four apps on the market for teachers; Attendance, Grade Rubric, Grade Ticker, and Grade Book. 3 are free, and a free version of Grade Book is due out this semester.

  3. bmwage

    January 10, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Hi Jenna,

    Wow, thanks a lot for the apps info.
    If I may add edutecher, @ which I find also helpful. Keep up the good job!


  4. eburton

    January 10, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    As the founder of Stepping Stones Together, an online and printable beginning literacy program for parents to teach their children to read as well as a professor of education research I would love to see a seamless process for creating usable APS for my company’s e-books.
    In terms of the products you shared, I believe the E-clicker and the TI-83 calculator are excellent resources for teachers as well as students.
    I would not suggest the instant comments ap as many teachers already use a data base of generic comments uploaded to the grade book platform.

    Erika Burton, Ph.D.
    Stepping Stones Together, Founder
    Empowering parental involvement in beginning literacy skills

  5. BBrown8061

    January 10, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Look at the content specific apps by e Skills Learning. Reading for Details is a very popular app to help students practice the 5W’s of Reading Comprehension.
    Bruce Brown

  6. mathevangelist

    January 10, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    This is a great list. Isn’t it amazing what mobile devices are doing for education! Imagine where we’ll be in 5 years?

    If you’re looking for a fun alternative to flash cards for learning math facts, try Tic Tac Math Universal. Tic Tac Math combines the fun and familiar strategy game of Tic Tac Toe with solving math equations. It’s available in Universal (math facts), fractions and algebra versions. And it uses artificial intelligence to generate random game grids so there is no multiple choice to help the player.

    Check it out here:

  7. elphie23

    January 11, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Mystery Me is a great vocabulary builder and Middle School Prep is another. My students don’t mind working on vocabulary when it is game oriented. I also like MySratchWork. This app allows access to internet sites with a notetaking device on the side. Students can take notes on a site then change the site to another without switching screens. All of their notes are in one place. My colleagues and I created a wiki with 9 pages of apps for classroom use. Some are for Health & PE teachers. It can be seen at Hope this helps.

  8. mikeskara0

    January 18, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Good list. Instead of spending $4 for EClicker, I use PollAnywhere, which is no cost.

  9. debsp1

    January 19, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Is there a similar list for Android apps?

  10. stockwellapril

    January 24, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Really enjoyed the list. However, have to throw in the two apps my company has made:
    Video Biology:
    Video Calculus for the iPad:

    These are both free and include terrific lectures so you can learn wherever you are. You can purchase monthly access cheaply to get even more lectures. Basically a class in an app. Haven’t seen on like that yet.