Apps for Education

Check out these great software applications for enhancing teaching and learning on PCs, the web, or on mobile devices.  Please note that not all apps will be available for every device. Click the links below to learn more about each app and where to download it.

App Name App Type Audience Description Cost
MATC 2 Go Mobile, Web Faculty, Students Connect to MATC resources on Android or iOS mobile devices. FREE
CMAP Tools Software Faculty, Students Concept mapping software for PC FREE
For All Rubrics Web Faculty Easily create mobile-friendly grading rubrics with options for automatic scoring and export to PDF. FREE
iAnnotate Mobile Faculty, Students Mobile app for viewing and annotating Word documents and PDFs. $9.99
GCF Learn Mobile Faculty, Students Free mobile app learning tutorials to Microsoft Office, Google Apps, and more. FREE
Jing Software Faculty, Students Free tool from the makers of Camtasia, good for making quick 5 minute screen-capture videos; videos can be published/shared through Screencast.com. FREE
Socrative Mobile, Web Faculty, Students Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets. FREE
Kahoot Mobile, Web Faculty, Students Kahoot is a free classroom response system that uses game-based pedagogy to quiz students. Kahoot quizzes, surveys, and polls can be accessed on any device. FREE
Plickers Web Faculty, Students Plickers, or paper clickers, is a tool that faculty can use to collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices. FREE
ShowMe Mobile, Web Faculty, Students The ShowMe app for iPad is a virtual whiteboard that you can use to record and share lessons. FREE
Graphite Web Faculty Graphite is a tool that instructors can use to create and organize lesson plans that integrate technology. Browse the Graphite lesson flow collections and create your own lesson flows. FREE
TitanPad Web Faculty, Students Create backchannel discussions and shared notes that are easily edited and easily accessible. FREE
Photomath Mobile Faculty, Students Photomath is an app that reads and solves mathematical problems by using a mobile device’s camera in real-time. It makes math easy and simple by educating users on how to solve math problems. FREE
Ginger Mobile, Software Faculty, Students Ginger is a mobile app and browser extension that instructors and students can use to proofread text. Its tools include:grammar check; spell check; sentence rephraser; translation; text reader; and more! Browser extension is free; App is $3.99
Green Screen by Do Ink Mobile Faculty, Students Green Screen by Do Ink makes it unbelievably easy to combine photos and live video to create stunning green screen presentation videos on your iPad or iPhone. To learn more, see the Green Screen by Do Ink documentation. $2.99
SafeShare TV Web Faculty, Students If you would like to share YouTube or Vimeo videos with students without the distraction of suggested videos or offensive content, this web-based tool is for you. SafeShare TV allows you to create a shareable link to a video that filters out distracting features. FREE
Wizer Interactive Worksheets Web Faculty, Students Wizer is a free tool for building digital worksheets that students can complete on any device. Worksheets can include a variety of question formats, images, videos, and links. FREE
Cerego Flashcard Learning System Web Faculty, Students Cerego is an adaptive learning flashcard learning system. FREE (Basic Version)

2 thoughts on “Apps for Education

  1. I used CmapTools in my online class as an assessment tool. I asked students to construct a map of the readings as well as their self-reflection papers at the end of the course. I asked students to construct a concept map as part of their self-reflection (pedagogy).

  2. This is a great list of apps to start with. Be sure to check this page frequently, as we continue to add new apps to the page.

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