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app-100There really IS an app for that, whatever “that” may be.

Need help taking notes or staying organized? Do you want an on-demand guide to coding and computer programming? Whether you want a resource for reference, early learning, math, science–the list goes on and on.

Straight from Microsoft comes a list of 100 apps, with information on age and grade levels, price, categories, and descriptions.

(Next page: 100 apps for education)

“See what’s APPening in education” offers a look at some of the apps available in the Windows Store.

We’ve selected 10 apps at random, but 90 more great apps are in the PDF resource.

1. BrainPOP Featured Movie, Reference, Grades K-8, Free
Watch a different animated movie every day, then test your new knowledge with an interactive quiz. Featured
movie topics tie in to current events, historical milestones and figures, holidays, and more! This app is perfect for informal, exploratory learning at home or on the go.

2. CK12, Math and Science, Grades 6-12, Free
Our Windows 8 App helps you use over 15+ modalities including videos, images, quizzes, practice, and fun
interactive learning objects to learn and also teach math and science effectively. Our math library covers topics ranging from algebra, analysis and arithmetic to statistics, probability and geometry. Our science library ranges from Earth, life and physical science to biology, chemistry and physics.

3. Corinth Micro Engine, Science, Grades 6-12, Free
Have you ever been interested in types of engines and how do they work? This ground-breaking 3D interactive
educational app offers all the facts you are looking for in a visually outstanding, easy-to-understand and fun package.

4. Didlr, Art and Design, Grades 6-8, Free
Draw and Share—it’s that simple! Didlr is everything everyone is drawing! Draw on your PC, tablet, smartphone, and on the web, then share your creations with the world instantly!

5. Endless Alphabet, Early Learning, Grades PreK-5, Free
Set the stage for reading success with this delightfully interactive educational app. Kids will have a blast learning their ABC’s and building vocabulary with the adorable monsters in Endless Alphabet. Each word features an interactive puzzle with talking letters and a short animation illustrating the definition. Before you know it, your child will be using words like gargantuan and cooperate!

6. GeoGebra, Math, Grades 6-12, Free
GeoGebra is free dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package.

7. MasteryAssess, Classroom Tools, Grades K-12, Free
MasteryAssess allows students to take assignments, tests, quizzes, and common formative assessments. Teachers save time in grading student assignments and assessments. Teachers can easily create and upload an assessment/assignment in any format (Word, PDF, etc.) and deliver them automatically to the device.

8. MyHomework, Classroom Tools, Grades 6-12, Free
MyHomework is a planner app that helps students stay organized by tracking classes, assignments and tests on Windows and other devices.

9. Piano Chords, Music, Grades K-12, Free
A piano chord database and analyzer. Play, and the app shows what chord you are playing (including inversions of alternate chords). Choose chords from the database and let the app play and show them for you.

10. SolveIT, Reference, Grades 6-12, Free
SolveIT provides example collaborative assessment activities for students. Collaborative assessments are new types of online assessments where students must work together to solve problems. Students pick a task and then use chat and interactive actions to work together on the task. When they are finished a score is awarded for both how well they completed the task and how well they collaborated together to solve the task.

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