The mobile phone is one of the most revolutionary devices in the tech world today. It has opened a whole world of possibilities that were merely a dream with the previous generation. One space that has gained from this technology is education.
There are plenty of learning apps that you can use with your Android device. Education is no longer limited to the classroom. With your Android device, you can learn wherever you go.
The term “educational” is broad as there are plenty of apps that can fall under this umbrella. With that said, here is our list of the top 5 education apps for Android in 2019.
The world is getting more connected thanks to the ease of communication and travel. As the world gets closer, it only makes sense to learn a new language. You never know who you’re going to meet in the future or where the next opportunity lies. Duolingo is a language learning app, one of the best in the market.
The app was founded in 2012 and has a language to learn from all major countries of the world. And with more than 200 million registered users, it’s massive. It applies a freemium model. There is a free version and a paid one. Don’t be worried though, the free version is just as good.
Learning a new language can be tough and boring, so Duolingo has found a way to solve this problem by gamifying the learning experience. This learning app structures its courses in the following ways.
Learning a language is divided into sections with each section containing a certain number of lessons. Each lesson works sort of like a mini-game with points being earned and progress being tracked.
The app is all round as the courses are designed to not only teach you how to speak a language, but also to write and understand the grammar structure of the language. On top of that, you also get to improve your reading and listening skills of the language with the app. It makes learning a language a little less boring.
Coding and programming are in demand skills in today’s job market and the demand is only expected to grow as tech becomes prevalent in more sectors. With this in mind, more people are looking for affordable ways to learn these skills. This is where SoloLearn comes in.
It’s a free app available on the Play Store geared towards beginners in the programming and coding space. There are plenty of programming learning apps in the Play Store, but SoloLearn is different.
With this app, you can learn HTML, Java, C+ and even more specialized languages like Python. They teach over 12 programming languages and each language comes packaged as an individual app.
The best part is, they even have a web portal that you can use to access the courses, so you’re in sync all the time and can choose between a small or big screen to learn on.
At some point, you’re going to need to go to other sites to learn more complex subject matters about your language of choice, but SoloLearn offers the best avenue to learn for that first step. You also have a community that you can access, in case you get stuck during the course.
Sometimes you just have to bring the old school and combine it with the new school. Amazon Kindle combines the old school way of learning, Books, with the new modern-day devices. It’s one of the best educational apps for Android. Amazon started as a bookseller and so it’s no surprise that they have one of the largest online collection of books.
3. Amazon Kindle
There are over four million Kindle books for you to choose from. Some of the books are free, while others are paid. The Amazon Kindle is a reader made by Amazon to read e-books offered by the platform. You can also use the app as a magazine reader or a newspaper reader if you like, it’s multi-functional.
The app also offers plenty of useful features like the ability to sample books for free before you purchase. You can read the first chapter of the book to decide whether you like it or not. The app also has a built-in dictionary that you can use to look up the meaning of words instantly.
Using the Amazon Kindle, you can access books covering tutorials, how to guides and many other subject matters. The app is great for those that still love reading books, but would rather do it on their smartphone devices. The app is free, but you’ll still need to buy books. The good news, the books are cheaper than they would be in a book store.
4. Wolfram Alpha
Wolfram Alpha is the first fully paid app on our list. Wolfram Alpha retails for $2.99 and contains no in-app purchases or ads once you pay for it. We consider it to be one of the best learning apps on Android, in the paid category, of course.
The app can be used by anyone but works best for college students and high schoolers as it excels at providing solutions to problems, educational problems.
It’s a knowledge engine that compiles answers from a variety of sources, analyzes them and provides you with a clear solution. It’s been 25 years in the making and covers a wide range of subjects from history to data analysis, math and geography, to name a few.
All you need to do is provide it with a question, yes even a math problem, and it’ll provide you with a solution. The app even does one better by showing you how it arrived at the solution.
The Wolfram group also provide a whole host of other additional educational materials for you to take advantage of. These courses are separate from the app and will cost you some extra money.
Udemy is considered by many to be the best online video course platform on the market. That, of course, is our opinion. It’s one of the first platforms to offer video courses online (there are many others in the market currently).
Udemy boasts video courses on many different topics/subject matters from public speaking to technology to learning how to start a business. It’s one of the best learning apps with all topics on this platform being covered by industry experts. A point to note is that not all courses are taught by experts and so the quality of the content varies.
The best practice before taking a course is to look at the ratings of the course as submitted by other users. Besides, all courses have a summary video for free that lets you know what the course is going to be about. You can use this to judge the curator of the course and the course itself.
Like Amazon Kindle, the app itself is free, but the content inside needs to be purchased. Some of the courses can be expensive, but it’s definitely worth the money to purchase from one of the best educational apps for Android.
Udemy always holds a sale where most of their courses drop to the price of $10. You can wait for one of these sales to purchase the course you want.
These are just some of the few education apps that you can take advantage of on Android. Many of these apps are available on the web and mobile so you can take advantage of that.
You’ll always be learning no matter the setting. There are plenty of other education Apps for Android, but we found these to be the most relevant and the best of the bunch. Whether you’re learning programming or History, these apps have you covered.
Bio: Robert Everett works as a tech consultant for some of the best online education platforms such as EduBirdie. His skills have helped edtech startups place their feet firmly in the market and reach newer heights in quick time. When he’s not at work, he likes to write blogs about his hobbies which include trekking and running long-distance marathons. Also, as a tech geek, he loves latest gadgets and accessories.