Best Educational Smartphone Apps

In Part II of our Series of “Cool Tools for Busy Moms & Dads”, we looked at Education Smartphone Apps.  Here’s what made our top 8:


    • Grammar Up.  A multiple choice quiz system for English that provides over 1800 questions across 20 grammar categories.  [iPhone] [Andriod]
    • Wikitude.  Discover your surroundings by simply holding up your smartphone and exploring what’s around you in Augmented Reality (AR). See places, points of interests and other exciting AR content through your camera’s field of vision.  [iPhone] [Andriod]
    • Flashcards Deluxe (iPhone) & Flash Card Maker Pro (Android).  Powerful flashcard apps to study just about anything you want. [iPhone] [Andriod]
    • Stack the States/Stack the Countries.  As you learn country capitals, landmarks, geographic locations and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated countries anywhere on the screen. [iPhone]
    • My Spelling Test.  Imagine your kids begging to practice for their next spelling test. This app is like creating your own spelling bee and is a great way to save time on homework.  [iPhone]
      Star Walk (iPhone)/Google Sky map (Android).  Enables you to point your phone at the sky and see what stars, constellations, and satellites you are looking at in real-time.  [iPhone] [Andriod]
    • K12 Timed Reading Practice.  Lets readers in levels K-4 practice fluency by reading short, timed stories. Improving fluency allows readers to read smoothly and quickly so they can focus on comprehension rather than on decoding words.  [iPhone]

    •  The most popular online dictionary also has a free downloadable app with nearly a million words and definitions and 90,000 synonyms and antonyms.  [iPhone] [Andriod]

What are your favorite educational apps?

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5 thoughts on “Best Educational Smartphone Apps

  1. Great list – as much as I want to prevent my kids from spending too much time on technology (ha, is that even possible anymore?!) if they ARE going to be using technology I’d at least like for it to be educational!

  2. my son recently became obsessed with the galaxy/solar system/stars/etc so i’m definitely going to download that star walk app for him – he’s going to love it!

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