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12 New iOS Learning Apps We Love

From the editor's desk at TeachThought, here are 12 new iOS learning apps we love for the Winter 2016!


Discover the fascinating relation between time and the cosmos. Enjoy this interactive learning tool and understand the concept of the celestial sphere and the apparent movement of the sky.


Noteshelf lets you take beautiful handwritten notes and annotate PDFs. You can also type your notes, record audio, draw shapes, sketch ideas, sign contracts, fill forms, print documents, and more right on your iPad. Syncs with Evernote and works with all popular cloud services such as Dropbox, Google Drive and Box.
Noteshelf offers the most beautiful handwriting on the app store.

Toca TV

Toca TV combines kids’ creativity with thousands of handpicked, carefully curated videos kids are sure to love in a 100% ad-free, safe and fun environment.

PlayKids Learn - Learning through play

PlayKids Premium and join PlayKids Learn today to have access to an amazing selection of educational activities focused on your children development.


Develop young children’s visual-spatial reasoning and creative problem-solving skills through open-ended play! Build a strong foundation for school readiness with RelationShapes™.

Cosmolander - Missions in the Solar System

Cosmolander offers the opportunity to take an unprecedented interstellar educational trip. Cosmolander - Missions in the solar system is aimed at children ages 6 and over who love space and astronomy, and is also perfect for those who have never set foot outside our planet!
With Cosmolander you can learn fun facts and information about the entire solar system through an interplanetary journey.

Tinkerblocks – code, create, play

Tinkerblocks is a coding app for girls and boys aged six and up – a language free digital toy! Create your individual "Magic Eight Project", invent your "Fun Alarm System" – bring your ideas to life!
With Tinkerblocks children get into coding by a simple programming language they can touch. Coding is the language of today’s technology, with Tinkerblocks you will learn the concept of coding.

Mini Metro

Mini Metro is a game about designing a subway map for a growing city. Draw lines between stations and start your trains running. Keep your routes efficient by redrawing them as new stations open. Decide where to use your limited resources. How long can you keep the city moving?

Swift Playgrounds

Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary new app for iPad that makes it fun to learn and experiment with code. You solve interactive puzzles in the guided “Learn to Code” lessons to master the basics of coding, while additional challenges let you explore code and create programs that are engaging and unique.


CreativeLive is the world’s largest and best online creative education platform, with more than 10 million students and 2 billion minutes of video consumed on its platform. CreativeLive classes are taught by the world’s top experts — Pulitzer, Grammy, and Oscar winners, New York Times bestselling authors, thought leaders and legendary entrepreneurs.


SmartFeed helps parents discover and create lists of appropriate media for their kids, fully customizable by their age & interests.

Animation Desk Cloud - Animate Your World

Addictively fun and instantly usable. Animation Desk is the most comprehensive animation tool in the app store. Available on both iPad and iPhone, Animation Desk allows you to create animations, drawing cartoons or just some light sketching when you're on the go.