27 Nov 2014

Basic Android apps for students

I have been looking forward to write this post for a long time now. Here are a few apps which i have used and feel would aid students in their daily learning process.

1) Mathway

Download the Android app for free here.
Simply put, this is one of the best math problem solving resource in market today, which does not require network access. You can get free instant answers or subscribe to include step-by-step work and explanations. Its equally useful for students, parents, and teachers. Mathway solves problems in Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics, Finite Math, Linear Algebra, and Chemistry. Its a free tool, so go ahead and explore the possibilities.

Mathway- Solve algebra

Mathway- Solve matrices

Mathway - Solve geometry

Mathway- Trigonometry

2) Dictionary.com

Download the Android app for free here.
What else could be more handy in learning that having a good dictionary right in your hands.
This is the most popular and free English dictionary app for Android for a long time. It has definitions, synonyms & Thesaurus.com with OFFLINE access.It has Word of the day, slideshows and audio pronunciations (need network) and voice search.


Download the Android app for free here.
This app will definitely come in handy when you need to jot down, make notes, prepare checklist, add reminders etc. You can build and collect web articles, handwritten notes, and photos to keep all the details in one place and quickly find with its powerful search. You can install a version on your PC or tablet and keep it sync between the devices. It is also good tool for sharing notebooks, scan and organize receipts, bills, and invoices to keep expense reports in check.

4) WolframAlpha (PAID app)

Download the Android app here.
This is a paid app, but an awesome one. Its like a genie in your phone. It uses its vast collection of algorithms and data to compute answers and generate reports for you. You will be happy to know that parts of Wolfram|Alpha are used in the Apple Siri Assistant. You ask any question, and Wolfram will give you an indepth answer.
Wolfram (paid app)

5) Google Drive

Download the Android app for free here.
Google Drive is a free tool which can be used as a local pen drive, which makes file storing and sharing a lot easier. Students can use the app to create, share and collectively edit presentations, spreadsheets and documents. All you need is a Google account to start using it.
You can store up to 15GB of documents, images, music or other files for free, and then access them from any device using Google login.

6) CamScanner

Download the Android app for free here.
Similar to Evernote, this tool could be used to scan lecture notes, a work sheet or homework sheet, or any number of other things. CamScanner lets you scan these documents and then uses some algorithms to clean things up a bit. You can then share it via email or other sharing tools. True to its name, you can use your phone camera to scan receipts, notes, invoices, whiteboard discussions, business cards, certificates, etc. The tool has OCR (optical character recognition) which extracts texts inside images for further editing or .txt sharing. (Paid app only). You can make annotations or add customized watermark on docs made by you and secure them using password.

Why just Apps, here are some fun games for mind exercise.

1) Math duel

Download the Android app for free here.
Have a duel with your friends in Mathematics, where you get to solve basic maths quickly.

2) Where’s My Water Free

Download the Android app for free here.
This has been one of my favorite game for a some time. This simple game needs you to tap and let water flow so Sparky the alligator to take a nice, long shower. The animations gives a fun way to test your child’s problem-solving skills.

3) Cut The Rope Full free

Download the Android app for free here.
This is real fun game, which is simple as it seems which progresses to more and more complex problem solving levels. All you need to do is swipe your finger to cut the rope and feed the frog.
With each level, the difficulty increases and thats what makes it more interesting.


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