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Secondary School Apps Ages 14-18

The following is a list of apps for ages 14-18 year olds that can be used in high school learning environments.

    Solar System Scope is a visually-impressive app about the objects that exist within our solar system.  It is available on iOS and Android mobile devices and can be downloaded to a PC.  A version is also available as a web-app. The app is suitable for children of all ages who are interested in space.  If this Solar System Scope app review whets your appetite, you can assess it for yourself using a free version before upgrading to remove advertisements and to unlock the extra detail of high-resolution imagery.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


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    Devices: iPhone iPad


    LogicLike app helps kids and adults develop thinking and problem-solving skills. It features over 2,500 riddles, puzzles, brainteasers, logic tasks, memory training games, and math problems. You can select different difficulty levels in every age group. No matter where you start, the game will help you gradually increase your skills to get to the next level. The app has leader boards to motivate the most competitive learners and it makes brain training engaging. Become smarter, have fun, and enjoy the LogicLike challenge! Available on Apple and Android devices.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Earnit is a task management application for parents and their children. Tasks can be assigned to children and rewards can be received when the tasks have been completed. A complete task management system including notification, task schedules, task approval, messaging, goal setting, screen time limits and so much more.  The app is available on both iOS and Android devices and is free to download. The application is free from in-app adverts and in-app purchases. However, the free edition may have some application restrictions as a paid version grants full access.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Queen's Beasts is a history app structured around the heraldry and lineage of Britain's current monarch.  It is useful for general interest or as a reference for history students. Queen's Beasts app is available for a single one-off purchase price on Android and iOS.  The style and presentation of the app's content make it most suitable for students over the age of 11.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    PictureThis - Plant Identifier does as you might expect - it identifies plants by photo.  It covers a huge variety of plants from across the world and is available by subscription after a free trial. PictureThis - Plant Identifier is not designed for any particular classroom subject but would be useful for children studying any subject of which plants are a part or for general interest.  Any person, child or adult, who can use an app and safely explore an outside space can use this app to add to their knowledge of the natural world using their iOS or Android device.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The application Minima Animator is a versatile and powerful 3D animation platform. The application is rich with features and includes a simple platform that requires no advanced technical knowledge of 3D animation. Minima Animator is free to download and is available for iOS for mobile devices, tablets and computers. The application is suitable for ages 4 and above (according to the Appstore) and is free from in-app adverts and in-app purchases. 

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    This app offers an interactive environment for students and teacher to share their learning. Socrative is easy-to-use and fun to implement. Teachers can ask questions, conduct polls, and conduct assessments with real-time data displaying during the session. Gauging student understanding and ideas has never been so easy! Teachers begin by setting up their classroom and receiving a room number. Students can then use their devices to enter the room and interact. Predesigned questions can be open for students, or the teacher can ask questions and conduct polls right on the spot. The variety of questions include true/false, multiple choice, short answer, and more. Graphs displaying student answers will be generated for the teacher during the session, and results can be emailed afterwards. This takes the routine process of assessment and makes it more engaging for students. Showing comprehension of their reading can occur straight through their handheld device, and they are able to receive feedback quickly. Students will love the workflow with this app.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Learnie is a unique learning app that enables students and teachers to learn in a fun, fast and engaging way. The application provides micro-learning sessions on a variety of topics in short 30 second bursts including questions, dedicated subject specialists and high-quality video. The application is suitable for students 12 years and above and is free to download through the App Store and Google Play. The application is compatible with mobile and tablets devices and also has a wonderful dedicated web version.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Add dinosaurs, insects, animals and fairy-tale princesses to your world and enliven lessons with augmented reality by using Leo AR Education app. Leo is easy to use, fun and one of the best augmented reality apps for kids on the market. The Leo app is available to download for iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android devices. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    ARC Maths is an easy to use, student-friendly app that helps you remember all of the key skills you need to be successful at secondary Maths. Arc Maths app covers maths content taught between the ages 11-16 and includes all content within the GCSE syllabus across most exam boards. ARC Maths works closely with the user identifying gaps in mathematical knowledge resulting in a bespoke effective learning programme. This app is free from adverts and is a subscription-based package. An Individual Subscription is £3.49 per month and enables you to run one account; a Family Subscription is £5.99 per month and enables you to run four accounts. A 7-day free trial is available to new subscribers to the application. There are also pricing other pricing tiers available for schools. The application is supported by an extensive developers’ website.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    At the time of this FunEasyLearn review the FunEasyLearn app was an interactive, language-learning app gradually guides the user through the study of a language – be it new or limited to a specific topic for focus.  The variety of languages on offer is hugely impressive, ranging from Spanish, French, Italian, German, English, Chinese, up to 34 languages in total. The app is geared at regular interval learning, whereby little and often’ will reap the greatest rewards, with each language to be studied broken down into various, easy-to-navigate topics and sub topics. FunEasyLearn is available to download for iOS (iPad and iPhone) and Android devices from the App Store and Play Store. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


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    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Avaz AAC is an augmentative and alternative communication app that empowers children and adults having speech-related disabilities with a voice of their own. A fully-featured speech app that also includes a training module for new AAC users and caregivers.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Looking for the best camera calculator? Then you need to check out Photomath. One of the best math solving apps, Photomath Camera Calculator uses augmented reality, which means that you can simply point your camera at any piece of paper with an equation or an arithmetic problem and it will find a solution. Photomath Camera Calculator is free to download for iOS and Android devices.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Parents and teachers should have an awareness of each learner's mindset and how they are coping mentally.  If your child or your student could use direction, guidance, and strategies for handling stress and anxiety, you should take a look at Student Success.

    Devices: Android


    Piano Marvel is an app available for download on PC’s or Macs as well as for iPad. Piano Marvel helps students engage with and learn how to play the piano. There are video lessons on the app, that help teach you the basics of piano method and technique. There is an excellent library of music covering a wide repertoire in several genres. Each piece is categorized at a level – beginner, intermediate, advanced and professional with many pieces available in several levels of difficulty. The range of pieces, alongside the variety of method and technical exercises allows the user to identify strengths and be awarded virtual trophies for this. The midi input to your keyboard helps identify what you have played correctly or incorrectly.   

    Devices: iPhone iPad , Windows , Mac


    The title of this app certainly emphasises its purpose.  Expand the initialism and it is called Optical Character Recognition Text Detection Tool.  This is precisely what it does and it does it well.

    Devices: Windows


    Ella Spanish Verbs Conjugation is an independent-learning, Spanish-language learning app that comprehensively enables learners to see, practise, interact with and, subsequently, understand a wide variety of verbs across all tenses and moods. The verbal content can be customised to complement the extent of the user’s understanding of Spanish verbs: by refining the tenses, moods, verb forms, and indeed the verbs to be studied themselves. It allows personalised quizzing and progress tracking as a means to facilitate and refine learning.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Skoove is a great piano learning app that will help students engage and learn how to play the piano. There are video lessons on the app, that help you move from basic understanding of piano, into more advanced skills. With a wide range of music, songs and exercises to study with, the app identifies where you are performing well, and what is going wrong, so that you get individual feedback. This is because the app uses your microphone and a range of inputs of keyboards to help identify what you have played correctly or incorrectly. At every step, there is a contact button to hand so that if you are stuck, you can send a simple question for a piano teacher to help you out. On the website you can also use PC’s or Macs, but on the App, you can use for iPad and iPhone. Android is not available at the current time, but this is currently being developed and released soon. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Skoove are making some of their premium content available for free to help those who may be struggling during these difficult times.  Start Learning

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    National Geographic app dives deep into over 3,000 captivating videos, groundbreaking stories, and unlimited access to award-winning photography. For the first time, access to rich National Geographic content is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Even in a world where software and apps are being increasingly used, printed material still plays a major role.  Not everyone can easily access text in books, worksheets, newspapers, journals, and magazines.  Prizmo Go captures printed text from saved photographs or a device's camera so that it can  process them and make them accessible to its built-in text reader as well as to other software.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Students today do not want to carry boxes of flashcards with them but they can still use this traditional and effective revision and learning method by downloading and using Memocard.  This is a flexible and powerful app for using and creating virtual flashcards.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Become a master at identifying countries on a map, matching capitals to countries, and identifying flags with StudyGE.  With crystal-clear maps, excellent reporting features, and some reference content, Study GE is a superb tool to have in a Geography teacher's app collection. Future expansions are expected too.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    SumW0rdZ is an interactive educational app for children age 9 and above and improves your general knowledge, word and maths skills all in a single game format. This fun, interactive game has three supporting levels; easy, medium and hard and combines wordplay, mathematical skills such as addition, subtraction, division, multiplication and powers. The basic application is free but additional Word Themes and Dice Combinations can be obtained via in-app purchases. There are also in-app adverts which promote these in-app purchases. 

    Devices: iPhone iPad


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