10 Top Educational Apps for Students

Apps & Mobile, EdTech, Learning, Online & Blended, PreK-12

Finding apps to download is easy. Finding educational apps that are actually functional, fun and free is a different story.

Here are ten free educational apps currently available (with at least a total of four out of five stars) for students in preschool through high school:

  1. ABC Alphabet Phonics: Helps children learn the ABCs by sight, sound and touch.
  2. ABCMouse.com: This app teaches through a variety of interactive learning activities including games, books, songs, art activities, puzzles and offline printables – all of which can be monitored by parents through an innovative Progress Tracker.
  3. Bright World Ocean Forests eBook: There are several eBook topics available, but check out the realistic underwater environments in this version with games and STEM-based vocabulary.
  4. Quizlet – Flashcards & Study Tools: This app allows you to create your own flashcards or choose from millions created by other Quizlet users on thousands of subjects.
  5. BrainPOP Featured Movie: Watch a different animated movie every day, then test new knowledge with an interactive quiz.
  6. True or False: Quiz Battle: Play 1000’s of astounding questions in 15 categories with four rounds of multiple choice questions followed by a bonus round of True or False facts.
  7. Yousician – Learn to play the piano, guitar, bass or ukulele. The app listens to you play and gives instant feedback on your accuracy and timing.
  8. Duolingo – Learn Languages for Free: Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Irish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and English. (Check out this teacher review of the on our blog).
  9. Free Books – Ultimate Classics: Download one of the 23,469+ classic books available for free with access to a dictionary, notes, highlights and bookmarks.
  10. play2prep: Create customized, long-form, practice tests for the ACT and SAT, as well as Math and English tests. Simulate real-world tests, view results and get detailed answer explanations.

Any additional apps you would add to this list? Leave them in the comments below!

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Catherine Wedgwood

Catherine Wedgwood

Catherine is the Marketing & Communication Manager at Getting Smart. Follow Catherine on Twitter, @C_Wedgwood.

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