iPhone and iPad apps seem to dominate most blogs post when it comes to lists of educational apps so I thought I’d put together a list of apps for home educators with Android devices who are looking for a little love.
I haven’t used any of these apps because I don’t own an Android device but my research indicates that these are wonder apps and will be very useful.
1. NASA App: This one will always make everyone’s list because it gives you and your kids access to so much great information about our universe. Description: 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 Android.
2. TED: TED Talks are always full of fascinating information and are great for discussion starters or supplementing curriculum. Description: TED’s official Android app 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 1400 TEDTalk videos and audios (with more added each week) on the official TED app — now for tablets and smartphones.
3. Common Core: Interested in finding out what’s in the common core? Here’s your chance. Description: View the Common Core state standards in one convenient FREE app! This app includes a simple way to view each Common Core standard. A great reference for parents and teachers to easily read and understand the core standards.
4. Viewer for Khan Academy: Khan Academy has been offering free educational tutorilas on YouTube for years. Now you cab easily access them from the palm of your hand. Description: Viewer for Khan Academy makes it easy to view Khan Academy’s library of over 3,000 educational videos.
5. PhysOrg.com Science News Lite: STEM is important in education these days and you can stay on top of the latest news with this app. Description: Daily spotlight science and technology news stories from Phys.org. This includes stories in the fields of physics, medicine, nanotechnology, electronics, space and earth sciences, biology, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, etc.
6. Whitehouse.gov: Great for current events ideas and for keeping tabs on what’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Description: General American history information, as well as current news pertaining to the President, press briefings, proclamations, executive orders, and any speeches the president has made on the radioG
7. Springpad: Every homeschooler wishes they had an assistant. Springpad is the next best thing! Description: Save anything from anywhere, free. Springpad enhances anything you save with useful details and relevant suggestions so you can get what you need, when and where you need it.
8. Homeschool Helper: Available for various platforms, this app will help home educators power through their planning and grading. Note: For tablets only. Description: Homeschool Helper is a feature rich tool designed to assist with the many aspects of homeschooling. Unlike other school based apps, Homeschool Helper was designed specifically for homeschooling from the ground up.
What Android apps would you recommend for home educators?