Free, Useful Educational Apps
There are so many great learning resources, right at your fingertips.
December 19, 2012
If you want to practice for college entrance exams, there’s an app for that. Brush up on a classic novel? There’s an app for that. If you want to learn how to star gaze like an astronomer, play music like Beethoven or brush up on scientific theory, there are even apps for that.
The best part? They’re all free.
Here are some of Fastweb’s favorite free applications that are useful for students of all ages.
College Test Prep
ACT Student: Includes free versions of short practice exams.
The Official SAT Question of the Day: Prep for your college entrance exam daily with SAT prep materials and quizzes.
SAT Vocab Cards: A great SAT prep application for students looking to enhance and reinforce their vocabulary skills.
SAT Vocab – MindSnacks: Contains quizzes and interactive games to help students prepare their vocabulary skills for the SAT/PSAT exams.
How to Draw (Free Lessons): Draw and sketch like one of the greats with this free app and its step-by-step instructional.
Virtuoso Piano Free 2 HD: Learn how to tickle the ivories with this free piano tutorial application.
Audiobooks: Nearly 6,000 classic literature are available for free on your iPhone or iPad.
Dictionary.com: This app really needs no explanation. It includes a dictionary and a thesaurus, plus it’s free and doesn’t need web access to function.
Grammar Up Free Edition: A useful tool for English grammar questions.
SparkNotes: Get summaries and study guides on all the great literature for free with this app download.
History: Maps of World: This app includes free high resolution maps throughout history, with facts to go along with them.
Atlas 2012: A world atlas that’s accessible anytime, should you need it.
French Free 24/7 Learning: French language tutorials help students learn , refresh and retain their foreign language skills.
Spanish Dictionary Pro Free: A free translation tool from English to Spanish and vice versa.
Science & Math
3D Brain: Learn and explore the inner workings of the brain on this free science app.
EMD PTE: An interactive version of the periodic table of elements, to allow students to explore the various elements and their properties.
Quick Graph: This is a free app for a scientific graphing calculator.
GoSkyWatch Planetarium: An aspiring astronomer’s dream, GoSkyWatch gives access to a free star guide.
Khan Academy: Biology 1: Helpful for students looking to gain a little extra biology study time, breaking down many of biology’s main lessons.
Study Tools and Organization
gFlash+ Flashcards & Tests: Download, create and learn from flashcards that can even be synced from spreadsheets.
myHomework: This app helps keep you organized in your daily tasks, especially involving schoolwork.
These resources are great, and there are millions more just like them. Educational resources come in a variety of forms, so make sure you utilize technology to your advantage and you can learn something just about everywhere around you.
Do you have any other educational app recommendations?