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The Best Education iOS Apps

The editors of The Daily Genius share their absolute favorite education apps for iOS. Great for K-12, primary, secondary, college / university students and teachers alike!

Explain Everything ™

Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.

Quizlet

The official Quizlet app is here! It's a free, fun, and beautifully simple way to study on your iPhone and iPad.

Seamless syncing means all your Quizlet study sets are ready to use. Or search Quizlet's database of over 35 million study sets to find content already created.

Educreations Interactive Whiteboard

Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking. Explain a math formula... Create an animated lesson... Add commentary to your photos... Diagram a sports play...

iTunes U

The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Whether you’re majoring in molecular biology at a university, taking Spanish in high school, or just interested in European history, you now have a valuable tool to help you learn anytime, anywhere.

SpellingCity

VocabularySpellingCity is a fun way to learn spelling and vocabulary words by playing engaging learning games using any word list. The most popular activities are Spelling TestMe, HangMouse, and our vocabulary games, available to Premium Members. The most popular word lists are Sound Alikes, Compound Words, Hunger Games and SAT Words. The free app includes ten of our most popular word lists and ten of our most popular learning activities.

Remind101

Remind101 provides a safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents. It is 100% free and is used by over 700,000 teachers, students and parents to send millions of messages every month.
FAST, SAFE & EASY
* A teacher communication tool that allows you to message your entire class of students and improve parent involvement.
* Teachers never see students' phone numbers. Students never see theirs.
* Students and parents join by sending a text message. No computer needed.

Elevate - Brain Training

Elevate is a brain training app designed to improve focus, speaking skills, processing speed, and more. Each person is provided with his or her own personalized training program that adjusts over time to maximize results.

Lumosity Mobile

Train your memory and attention. Used by over 50 million people worldwide, Lumosity creates a Personalized Training Program that challenges your brain.

TapQuiz Maps World Edition

Play TapQuiz™ Maps for an easy and quick way to master geography. Learn the countries of the world through a fun and engaging game! Just tap the answer to each question on the map. Keep track of your progress through the statistics page so that you will always know where you can improve.

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TED

TED

Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world.

The official TED app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch presents talks from some of the world's most fascinating people: education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus and music legends. Find more than 1,700 TEDTalk videos (with more added each week) on the official TED app -- now for both iPad and iPhone.

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Edmodo

Edmodo

Edmodo makes a teacher’s daily life easier by providing a safe and easy way for teachers and students to engage and collaborate for free, anytime, anywhere.

Star Walk™ HD - 5 Stars Astronomy Guide

Star Walk is the most beautiful stargazing app you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. It will become your go-to interactive astro guide to the night sky, following your every movement in real-time and allowing you to explore over 200, 000 celestial bodies with extensive information about stars and constellations that you find.

BrainPOP Featured Movie

Learn something new every day! Bring learning to your fingertips™ with the BrainPOP Featured Movie app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Watch a different animated movie every day, then test your new knowledge with an interactive quiz – free!

Schoology

Get the award-winning app that extends Schoology’s powerful learning management solution to your iOS device. Manage your classroom, create and submit assignments, participate in interactive discussions, perform assessments, collaborate with your peers, and much more!

NASA App

Come explore with NASA and discover the latest images, videos, mission information, news, feature stories, tweets, NASA TV and featured content with the NASA App for iOS.

Stack the States™ Lite
  • "If you have children who are elementary school aged this is a fantastic educational app that’s also a hoot." - The iPhone Mom.com
PBS KIDS Photo Factory

Put your child in a photo with a favorite PBS KIDS character in three simple steps. Easy and safe for kids to use, too! Features leading characters from series that air on PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO!, including Arthur, Caillou, Clifford, Curious George, Dinosaur Train, Fetch!, Sesame Street, Sid the Science Kid, SUPER WHY!, Word Girl, and more. A Web version of the app is at pbsparents.org.

Common Core Standards

View the Common Core State Standards in one convenient FREE app! A great reference for students, parents, and teachers to easily read and understand the core standards. Quickly find standards by subject, grade, and subject category (domain/cluster). This app includes Math standards K-12 and Language Arts standards K-12.

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Mathway

Mathway

Solve your math problems anywhere, anytime.

Bring the solving power of Mathway.com to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad; no network access required! Get free instant answers to your math problems, or upgrade to a premium membership to also receive step-by-step work and explanations. With tens of millions of problems already solved, Mathway is the #1 problem solving resource available for students, parents, and teachers.

Endless Numbers

From the team at ORIGINATOR - the creators of the beloved Endless Alphabet, Endless Reader, and Sesame Street's Monster at the End of This Book.... Originator is a team of passionate artists and engineers dedicated to the best education+entertainment apps for kids.

Articulation Station

Created by a certified Speech-Language Pathologist, Articulation Station is a full featured articulation application to help children as well as adults learn to speak and pronounce their sounds more clearly. Beautiful high quality images represent target words to be practiced in fun-filled activities with the assistance of a Speech-Language Pathologist, teacher or parent.

National Geographic Kids

Winner of both the 2014 Parents’ Choice Recommended Mobile App and the 2014 Appy Awards, National Geographic Kids magazine for iPad is packed with engaging interactive content that boasts fun and learning for both kids and parents.

Drawing Free

This is an application specially designed for you to develop your great drawing potential!

Student Clicker - Socrative

Socrative brings smart clickers, student response and ease of use to a whole new level. Be engaged for the entire class with educational exercises and games. See all your classmates’ ideas in real time and interact with the responses. Provide your instructor feedback on the lessons and how well you understand the material. Ask your own poll questions for the entire class or build a premade activity for your whole class. Have Fun!

Molecules

Molecules is an application for viewing three-dimensional renderings of molecules and manipulating them using your fingers. You can rotate the molecules by moving your finger across the display, zoom in or out by using two-finger pinch gestures, or pan the molecule by moving two fingers across the screen at once. These structures can be viewed in both ball-and-stick and spacefilling visualization modes.