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Apps for College/University students

Here are our top Android and iPad apps for students in high school or college/university that will help you stay on track, save time, be more creative in your presentation and help you work more efficiently.

    TYPESY is an application that supports the unique typing software that will improve your typing speed and proficiency.     In an ever growing society of digital platforms, student e-portfolio assignments and digital dissertations the requirement in school and the working environment to become more proficient in typing has never been greater. This software is free from in-app adverts and has a one-off payment for both home and office. Educational institutions and businesses may benefit from generous discounts when the software is used on a larger scale. 

    Devices: iPad

    ONLYOFFICE by Ascensio Systems is a complete school and business based cloud and on-site document management system. The application is available over a number of platforms and comes in a range of free and subscribed packages. This cloud service is compatible with MS Office formats and comes in at an affordable subscription price compared to others. The application if free from in app adverts and is available in a number of different languages.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Qlango is a language learning app that enables you to learn your chosen foreign language from scratch or as a revision tool, making use of a compelling range of activities. It makes use of an impressive variety of European language pairs, in multiple combinations.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    The app Tonara is an audio-based app. It is aimed towards any learners of any musical instrument. It is very easy to understand how to progress through the app, and there are clear instructions given for the teacher, and a clear helpful chat in order to clarify any questions. This app is designed to give students the guidance in order to ensure their practice is completed in between lessons, with opportunity for reward, and guidance from the teacher.

    Devices: iPad

    Mooveez harnesses the entertainment of movies, television programmes, documentaries and custom-produced content to motivate and engage learners of English as an additional language. Each video is turned into a learning aid with a comprehensive translation and explanation of its written script.  

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Studyo is the ultimate teacher and student app planner suitable for schools, colleges and home life. Studyo acts as a central hub for student tasks, assignments and exams based on your school’s specific calendar, schedule and courses. Many schools have adopted Studyo to prepare students for the demands of school life, replacing paper planners and other solutions, complementing school’s administrative and Learning Management systems. This application comes with no in-app purchases or adverts.

    Devices: iPad

    Math and Science tutor provides clear mathematical and scientific online videos wrapped in an app.  These videos cover a collection of topics at a variety of different levels, explaining concepts in a simple step-by-step approach before working through a range of different examples, each designed to broaden students’ knowledge and deepen their understanding.  Videos are searchable, can be browsed by topic or bookmarked as a favourite.

    Devices: iPad

    WhoKnew is an amusing and engaging app designed to deliver interesting and unusual facts, these facts are accompanied by excellent graphics and illustrations related to the facts that help the user remember the individual suggest for facts. Each fact is presented randomly and there are over four hundred of them. Each fact can be snapshot so that you can share them with your friends and family. Overall a good app when you consider this is the first launch of a budding programmer.

    Devices: iPad

    Kiddom helps teachers in the process of planning, delivering and assessing learning.  With its potential to be linked with a number of resource sites, Kiddom gives students a single place where they can find out about their assignments and their results.

    Devices: iPad

    With its simple interface, the WolframAlpha App lets you instantly compute answers to questions across thousands of domains—from finance and food to math and medicine to stocks and spacecraft to wordplay and weather.   WolframAlpha, an award-winning app, is a powerful answer engine which aims to ‘make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone capable’. The app shouldn’t be mistaken for a search engine even though it looks like one. It is an informational tool that delivers specific answers calculated from the data gathered from all the information related to your questions. Kids can learn anything because it covers a variety of subjects but they need to learn how to ask the right questions. 

    Devices: Android , iPad

    A scientific and graphical calculator in one - this app is designed to replicate the HP Prime Graphing Calculator.  It includes core functions needed at GCSE level such as powers, roots, logarithms, trigonometric functions, etc. and combines this with graphical features encountered after children have left secondary school.  It extends the scope of a traditional scientific calculators with its built in Apps library.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    This is a music app that supports any listeners of music, children or adults. It provides insight and awareness of how to monitor your listening ability based on your personalised hearing capacity. It also helps to prevent hearing loss by providing exercises each day to monitor your daily hearing in each ear, and equalises the sound of any song you listen to via the app to personalise the sound to your own personal hearing capacity. It can also be shared with other users, and also monitors your progress in your hearing ability daily, providing charts of progress. A great app this is ideal for anyone who listens to music frequently, or is at risk of high Sound Pressure Level damage, by making the user more aware of their hearing ability and potential loss. 

    Devices: iPad

    Beelinguapp is storytelling software that allows the user to consecutively read a mirrored text, but in two separate languages at the same time.  The app also serves as an audiobook and uses what it calls ‘karaoke reading’ to allow any user to follow the audio in the text on both sides.  The stories are available in 10 languages, varying between fairy tales, news, science papers and novels.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Design and construct any electrical circuit with ease using the Circuit Calculator app. Once built the circuit can then be examined to display all current and voltages readings as well as the power of each component. Every individual circuit can be saved, to view or edit later, and shared between devices. Students studying A-level Physics or Electronics will find this is a handy companion to quickly check their understanding of current electricity for both AC and DC circuits.

    Devices: iPad

    ‘Temple GCSE’ is a simple study app that uses mini-quizzes to test the knowledge of students, yet it does so much more by helping students develop confidence in their learning. By successfully completing a quiz your very own temple building will begin to form. Master an entire subject and your temple will be complete – you will literally see your achievements build as you target each individual part of the subject. Challenge yourself to build all the temples by acing every subject.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    This app is designed to build and develop your aural skills in rhythm and pitch identification. It takes you through from basic rhythmic and pitch understanding and simple interactive questions, to much more advances understanding of chord progressions, interval identification and sight-reading and sight-singing of far higher complexity, including jazz workshops and customised exercises. Each lesson takes you through a brief explanation of the topic, and then a completion of a listening and response task, before moving on to the next exercise, until completion of the chapter.

    Devices: iPad

    Google Classroom can be utilized by any eLearning professionals and online educators who have already created a Google Apps for Education account for free. In essence, Google Classroom is designed to give online facilitators, content creators and educators the ability to go paperless and centralize their eLearning materials in one cloud-based location.

    Devices: Android

    YouCompose is a compositional software for any musician interested in composing using either traditional or non-traditional practices. It provides you with a wide range of options in order to develop compositional skills, through recording, editing and manipulation. This can then be shared as an audio file or as a pdf across a range of platforms, giving opportunity for feedback and critique. An absolutely brilliant find, particularly for focusing new musicians on how to compose, harmonise, and develop more complexities to their compositions. Excellent accuracy through recording live and use of MIDI, and editing techniques.

    Devices: iPad

    Teach and learn about the night sky and the history of its observation using this app. Its sequence of lessons can be used either when observing the stars or as a guide in advance. This astronomy app is designed to be listened to, an exciting audio guide to the night sky and the stars. The guide leads you on five 20-minute explorations, through constellations and celestial objects, answering some of humanity’s great questions. This app is designed to talk a viewer of the night sky through what they might see. One of six superbly written lessons is read out very clearly alongside a sky map that reflects what the viewer should be able to see from his or her location at the appropriate time of year. The narration includes some well-judged pauses for the listeners to make sense of what they have learned or for teachers to pause it for some discussion.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    This app is part of a school-wide service that can make the setting, administering and monitoring of homework much easier.  Schools subscribe to the service that can then be accessed on mobile devices and computers by staff, students, and parents.

    Devices: Android , iPad

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