Tech Buzz: Some Important Education apps for students

The world is changing and so is the education system. The 'apps' world has made it easier for students to deal with the ongoing competition and with the ever increasing pressure. Mobile learning and mobile tools, now more than ever, have become an integral part of the education system. Be it in colleges, school or universities; everyone everywhere has realized the power that this new platform brings with it self. After all, Apple's iPad alone contains roughly 65,000 educational apps.

The advent of technology has brought itself a new wave of learning and making it far more easy and interesting for students of today's era to cope up with the increasing competition and pressure. Check out 10 must have education apps for today students.

App #1 – Dictionary.com

It is one of those simple apps that you should have installed on your device, regardless of the fact what course you are pursuing. Dictionary.com has been one of the top most apps on all the interfaces at one time or the other. The app boasts of having around over 2,000,000 definitions and synonyms from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com! The ability to do most of your work offline is one of the reasons why this app is so popular in the first place. The application also features a voice-to-text search in some of its versions.

Compatible with:

  • Windows
  • Apple
  • Android
  • Blackberry
  • More…

App #2 – Duolingo

This owl called Duo will try and teach you languages that are available with the app. If that doesn't get fascinating, I don't know what does. Just kidding! So in today, we are always presented with the question of the number of languages known to us and this app presents with an easy platform of learning foreign languages just at the touch of your fingertip. It is a free-app language-learning and crowdsourced text translation platform which at the moment is offering Latin American Spanish, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese and Italian for English speakers and American English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, French and many more to the native speakers of the languages.

Compatible with:

  • Windows
  • Apple
  • Android
  • Blackberry
  • More…

App #3 – Flash Cards (Mental Case, Chegg)

Ever wondered is anything can replace the sweet and simple flashcards, well they have been replaced and placed well in-front of your fingertips. No one can undermine the power and role that flashcards play in the learning process. So keeping in true color, Mental Case and Chegg app was brought out to the world of IOS users. Simply based on the way flashcards work, the app gives you the power to create mental notes, while encompassing plenty of bells and whistles. The virtual flashcards on your screen can include images, videos, text and audio. You have the choice to view them as a slideshow. If you think that you are not up to the writing and creating part of the learning process then you will also have a free access to FlashcardExchange.com and Quizlet.com. The user also has an option of sharing the notes with other users via your iPhone, iPad, or Mac over the mail or iCloud.

Compatible with:

  • Apple (iPhone, iPad, or Mac)


App #5 – TED

Company they say matters and can make or break a person. So when TED brings you the option of listening in to the some of the greatest minds of today's world, you jump up and grab the opportunity. The app brings to you some of the greatest educators, radical technology geniuses, medical mavericks, business experts and legends of music, etc. The app has a striking and intuitive interface which will also provide you the option of downloading the videos so that you can watch them later in offline mode. The availability of subtitles is also there. The TED app is the best way to access TED's educational, inspirational, and entertaining videos from your mobile device.

Compatible with:

  • Windows
  • Apple
  • Android
  • Blackberry
  • More…

App #6 – Angry Words

The more you read and practice your vocabulary the more are your chances in excelling in your linguistic competency. Angry Word is one such app which not only makes you practice your words but also at the same time makes you have a good time and enjoy yourself. Angry Words is a multiplayer game, which is quite similar to Scrabble, and will allow you to exercise your mind while having a good time. The player has the option of choosing between English, Spanish, German, Italian and French. Students using the game for the purpose of enhancing their vocabulary can use the words which are new to them and put them down separately and challenge yourself to write sentences with them.

Compatible with:

  • Windows
  • Apple
  • Android
  • Blackberry
  • More…

App #7 – eNews (TOI, ET, HT)

As students it is of the utmost importance that you always be on your toes and know what's going on around you. There is no better source than having a newspaper on your mobile or tab. A subway ride, metro, taxi, waiting for the bus, stuck in traffic, there is just any where that you can open your app and go through the information you need to know. More over mostly all such apps send push notifications which automatically puts up an alert on your screen. The Gaurdian, Times of India, Economic Times, Hindustan Times, and so many others have launched e-versions of their newspapers.

 

Compatible with:

  • Windows
  • Apple
  • Android
  • Blackberry
  • More…

App #8 – Exam Time

Technology sure has come a long way and it would be a shame not to put it to use, especially when something is so helpful. Exam Time is an app which will do you almost what you can while studying; flashcards, mind maps, online notes, quizzes, sharing notes with friends and much more. It is an app which will not only make preparing for your course easy but also fun. Apart from all this, Exam Time has the option of providing for its users an exclusive study Group, online calendar, a study planner and other such options. So all in all the app gives you the power to get organized and motivated for your courses/ exams in turn engaging you to learn more stuff in an effective manner. So get going and create your own content by using Exam Time and their unique study tools. 

Compatible with:

  • Apple

App #9 – Job sites (Naukri.com/Monster)

The end wish of every student is to get absorbed by the best companies that are out there. Job sites such as Naukri.com and Monster.com give out information and make it really easy to know of what kind of jobs are available in the market and also the kind of candidates the companies require. A head start in to the working arena is all that everyone would want. Although such apps will only be of better use once you are in the final stages of completing your education, but nonetheless will make you thank your stars if you find what you are looking for. Most of these sites will get you to make a profile and then ask you if you are interested in a particular job and then forward your profile to the hirer. 

Compatible with:

  • Windows
  • Apple
  • Android
  • Blackberry
  • More…

App #10 – Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a supplementary app to the Khan Academy website. The app similar to its YouTube Channel has videos for engineering, history, mathematics, computer science, business, etc. The user can pick his/ her preference and then continue for lessons in that particular interest. The video library has more than 3,000 videos. The Khan Academy app also has their very own AppStore to view the videos from the repository. The user will have the option of logging into the app through a simple Khan Academy user account, Google, or Facebook which will also in turn keep a track of their viewer history and earn the users badges.

Compatible with:

  • Apple


source: http://www.successcds.net/Career/10-must-have-education-apps-for-students.html

The world is changing and so is the education system. The 'apps' world has made it easier for students to deal with the ongoing competition and with the ever increasing pressure. Mobile learning and mobile tools, now more than ever, have become an integral part of the education system. Be it in colleges, school or universities; everyone everywhere has realized the power that this new platform brings with it self. After all, Apple's iPad alone contains roughly 65,000 educational apps. The advent of technology has brought itself a new wave of learning and making it far more easy and interesting for students of today's era to cope up with the increasing competition and pressure. Check out 10 must have education apps for today students. App #1 – Dictionary.com dictionary It is one of those simple apps that you should have installed on your device, regardless of the fact what course you are pursuing. Dictionary.com has been one of the top most apps on all the interfaces at one time or the other. The app boasts of having around over 2,000,000 definitions and synonyms from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com! The ability to do most of your work offline is one of the reasons why this app is so popular in the first place. The application also features a voice-to-text search in some of its versions. Compatible with: Windows Apple Android Blackberry More… App #2 – Duolingo dictionary This owl called Duo will try and teach you languages that are available with the app. If that doesn't get fascinating, I don't know what does. Just kidding! So in today, we are always presented with the question of the number of languages known to us and this app presents with an easy platform of learning foreign languages just at the touch of your fingertip. It is a free-app language-learning and crowdsourced text translation platform which at the moment is offering Latin American Spanish, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese and Italian for English speakers and American English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, French and many more to the native speakers of the languages. Compatible with: Windows Apple Android Blackberry More… App #3 – Flash Cards (Mental Case, Chegg) dictionary Ever wondered is anything can replace the sweet and simple flashcards, well they have been replaced and placed well in-front of your fingertips. No one can undermine the power and role that flashcards play in the learning process. So keeping in true color, Mental Case and Chegg app was brought out to the world of IOS users. Simply based on the way flashcards work, the app gives you the power to create mental notes, while encompassing plenty of bells and whistles. The virtual flashcards on your screen can include images, videos, text and audio. You have the choice to view them as a slideshow. If you think that you are not up to the writing and creating part of the learning process then you will also have a free access to FlashcardExchange.com and Quizlet.com. The user also has an option of sharing the notes with other users via your iPhone, iPad, or Mac over the mail or iCloud. Compatible with: Apple (iPhone, iPad, or Mac) App #4 – Admission Tweeks dictionary Admission Tweeks is one stop wonder for all the students appearing or on the verge of appearing for entrance tests in India. The app keeps you up to speed with the latest education news, entrance exam notifications, exam dates to admission notices, and study tips to job alerts to any and all streams. Not only that, the app will keep you glued in with its self improvement and career guidance articles. Equipped with Push Notifications, this free app has been designed for students and will give you the option of going through topics of your choice at your convenience. The following categories are available on the app; What's New, Management, Engineering, Medical (UG), PG Medical, Law Entrance, Banking, UPSC Exams, IT Courses, PhD Admission, Distance Learning, Job Alerts, Scholarship/ Loans, Motivation2day and Career Zone. Compatible with: Android App #5 – TED dictionary Company they say matters and can make or break a person. So when TED brings you the option of listening in to the some of the greatest minds of today's world, you jump up and grab the opportunity. The app brings to you some of the greatest educators, radical technology geniuses, medical mavericks, business experts and legends of music, etc. The app has a striking and intuitive interface which will also provide you the option of downloading the videos so that you can watch them later in offline mode. The availability of subtitles is also there. The TED app is the best way to access TED's educational, inspirational, and entertaining videos from your mobile device. Compatible with: Windows Apple Android Blackberry More… App #6 – Angry Words dictionary The more you read and practice your vocabulary the more are your chances in excelling in your linguistic competency. Angry Word is one such app which not only makes you practice your words but also at the same time makes you have a good time and enjoy yourself. Angry Words is a multiplayer game, which is quite similar to Scrabble, and will allow you to exercise your mind while having a good time. The player has the option of choosing between English, Spanish, German, Italian and French. Students using the game for the purpose of enhancing their vocabulary can use the words which are new to them and put them down separately and challenge yourself to write sentences with them. Compatible with: Windows Apple Android Blackberry More… App #7 – eNews (TOI, ET, HT) dictionary As students it is of the utmost importance that you always be on your toes and know what's going on around you. There is no better source than having a newspaper on your mobile or tab. A subway ride, metro, taxi, waiting for the bus, stuck in traffic, there is just any where that you can open your app and go through the information you need to know. More over mostly all such apps send push notifications which automatically puts up an alert on your screen. The Gaurdian, Times of India, Economic Times, Hindustan Times, and so many others have launched e-versions of their newspapers. Compatible with: Windows Apple Android Blackberry More… App #8 – Exam Time dictionary Technology sure has come a long way and it would be a shame not to put it to use, especially when something is so helpful. Exam Time is an app which will do you almost what you can while studying; flashcards, mind maps, online notes, quizzes, sharing notes with friends and much more. It is an app which will not only make preparing for your course easy but also fun. Apart from all this, Exam Time has the option of providing for its users an exclusive study Group, online calendar, a study planner and other such options. So all in all the app gives you the power to get organized and motivated for your courses/ exams in turn engaging you to learn more stuff in an effective manner. So get going and create your own content by using Exam Time and their unique study tools. Compatible with: Apple App #9 – Job sites (Naukri.com/Monster) dictionary The end wish of every student is to get absorbed by the best companies that are out there. Job sites such as Naukri.com and Monster.com give out information and make it really easy to know of what kind of jobs are available in the market and also the kind of candidates the companies require. A head start in to the working arena is all that everyone would want. Although such apps will only be of better use once you are in the final stages of completing your education, but nonetheless will make you thank your stars if you find what you are looking for. Most of these sites will get you to make a profile and then ask you if you are interested in a particular job and then forward your profile to the hirer. Compatible with: Windows Apple Android Blackberry More… App #10 – Khan Academy dictionary Khan Academy is a supplementary app to the Khan Academy website. The app similar to its YouTube Channel has videos for engineering, history, mathematics, computer science, business, etc. The user can pick his/ her preference and then continue for lessons in that particular interest. The video library has more than 3,000 videos. The Khan Academy app also has their very own AppStore to view the videos from the repository. The user will have the option of logging into the app through a simple Khan Academy user account, Google, or Facebook which will also in turn keep a track of their viewer history and earn the users badges. Compatible with: Apple

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