50 Apps That Represent 50 New Ways To Learn
by TeachThought Staff
Modern learning is in a state of flux as it struggles to find out what it wants to become.
Schools continue to merely “add on” learning, while technology strongly suggests new possibilities for inside and beyond the classroom. From learning simulations and mobile learning, to adaptive apps, flipped classrooms, and self-directed learning through amazing digital channels, the possibilities for learning are almost overwhelming.
Below we’ve gathered a diverse list of learning apps across iOS and Android from giants like Google, Apple, Microsoft, as well as upstarts like Brainfeed, The Sandbox, and Knowji. None of the apps are perfect, but each app does something special, and in that talent represents what’s possible as we careen towards 2020 and beyond.
Learning through play. Self-directed learning. Flipped learning. Mobile learning. Collaborative learning. Social learning. It’s all here. Alone, none offer the turn-key approach to education that textbooks have traditionally turned to, but that’s part of the strength. As education technology grows, we can adapt to new learning models that take advantage of the fragmented but enormous potential of self-directed, creative, collaborative, and almost entirely mobile learning.
50 Apps That Clarify 50 New Ways To Learn
50 Apps That Exemplify 21st Century Learning
50 Apps That Exemplify 21st Century Learning, from iOS and Android.
Discover the Solar System and explore the Sun, the planets and their satellites in stunning details.
Take over time and space and observe the planets' position and orbit.
4D Anatomy allows viewers to understand and interact with complex information with unprecedented ease, speed, and depth. Visually stunning and completely interactive, augmented reality is the perfect vehicle for 21st century education.
Animation Creator HD allows your creativity to come to life on your iPad or iPad Mini. Be the director! Simple, yet powerful drawing tools, color options, and easy frame management, limited only by your imagination! Create amazing, life-like animations with Retina quality and the high frame rate playback of Animation Creator HD!
Podcasts, perhaps the most underutilized edtech example today.
With over 2,000 videos and counting, your children will always have something new and wonderful to watch. And every week new videos are added to our SEARCHABLE LIBRARY to keep Brainfeed fresh, engaging and interesting. Your children will get lost in a world of learning as they get answers to questions that spark their imagination.
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.
Codea lets you create games and simulations — or just about any visual idea you have. Turn your thoughts into interactive creations that make use of iPad features like Multi-Touch and the accelerometer.
Take free online classes from 80+ top universities and organizations. Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company partnering with Stanford University, Yale University, Princeton University and others around the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.
Learn multiple languages through self-paced lessons for free.
Make any video your lesson for the flipped class, edtech-central teacher, or distance learner.
This is the original “classic” version of Explain Everything, used by over 3 million people all over the world who are creating videos and classroom projects with this leading unique interactive screencasting whiteboard!
Feedly connects you to the information and knowledge you care about. It lets you discover sources of quality content, follow and read everything those sources publish with ease and organize everything in one place.
GarageBand turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. And now Live Loops makes it easy for anyone to have fun creating music like a DJ, by triggering loops and audio effects in real time. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play a piano, organ, guitar, and drums. They sound and play like their counterparts, but let you do things you could never do on a real instrument.
Find new and interesting books by browsing personalized recommendations based on books you've read and your favorite genres. See what your friends are reading, write book reviews, and keep track of what you want to read.
Create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere. Manage documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys, and more all in one.
Pinch and zoom across the landscape of the entire planet.
A good place to connect with friends, family, educators, students, etc., and explore all of your interests. Share photos, send messages, and stay in touch with the people and topics you care about.
The starting point for research.
Take on the role of a surgeon and complete a hip replacement surgery in this cool virtual surgery game! This game will show you almost whole procedure of hip repalce...
iMockups for iPad is the PREMIERE mobile wireframing and mockup app for your web, iPhone and iPad projects.
If you have an iPhone or iPad, not to mention a camcorder or digital camera, you probably have a lot of great video. And when you want to do something with it, iMovie gets you into the action.
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.
Khan Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free through sequenced video lessons.
If you have trouble remembering what you've learned, then this is the app for you. This app teaches you 1600 words specifically chosen for the SAT®, GRE®, ACT® and ASVAB exams, but users of all ages can enjoy the benefits of this app.
Scan print materials enhanced with Layar to view rich digital experiences right on top! Then be amazed as extra digital content appears, allowing you to interact with your world in a whole new way.
50 Apps That Represent 50 New Ways To Learn