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Best Apps for High School Students

Educational App Store have identified the best apps for high school students to help them study and also save their time in the classroom. From sticking to deadlines to having the meaning of the most complex of words on your fingertips to support students with exam revision, we have compiled a list of apps to make a student's life a lot smoother.

Choose from a range of apps that have been reviewed by fellow teachers. Whether you’re looking for English, maths, languages or science apps; we have a range of free and paid-for high school apps for students to learn and for teachers to support them in the school.

    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.  Prizm 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


    Univoice is a multi-language learning app (French, Spanish, German, and English) that teaches you the language solely through music.  The app gamifies language learning by prioritising relevant vocabulary, authentic language and slang, and promoting long-term retention through regular and repetitive listening to songs and music genres that appeal to the user.  The Univoice app allows users to sing along to songs in a target language of their choosing with an immediate feedback loop as a way to accelerate and complement their overall learning program.  

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The developers of this app are well known for producing other educational based apps and already have a number of well regarded apps in the series that this app is a part of. If you are already familiar with these apps then the look and design of this app will be very familiar to you. All of the aspects that have made their previous apps a success; from the look to the functionality are all the same. A big bonus for the app in my opinion. The app itself aims to help users understand and improve upon their abilities with the English language through everyday situations making the learning of the language more geared towards real life rather than the fundamentals and mechanics of the language itself. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Fabulingua is a Spanish language-learning app that narrates interactive children’s stories.  As the app and the stories progress the child is introduced to more and more new characters, who allow you to interact with Spanish in a variety of different contexts and with engaging personalities.  On-screen, you will see the Spanish storyline and this will be supported by hearing the same story read in Spanish and then in English – working towards a natural reception of bilingualism.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    This is a vocabulary app that aims at helping young people, with a good understanding of the English language, the ability to continue to improve. This is a game based app that follows the story of Victor who, living in a castle, has had all of his words taken away by a dragon. It is up to the user to move through the game completing the word exercises in a bit to retrieve them and to help Victor recover all his words.  It is worth mentioning that this is an American app so there are some American spellings of words and some words that would be more known to American children rather than English ones. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Number+Sense helps children to develop fluency, speed and accuracy in arithmetic and mathematical reasoning. It does this by using an innovative method whereby players are constantly challenged to improve their skills and are motivated to practice more for continuous progress.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    PhysicsProf is an app consisting of a large library of Physics equations and allows users to input values and solve these equations at the click of a button. PhysicsProf supports users in solving tricky Physics equations by identifying and rearranging correct equations based on inputted data. Once solved, users are shown the correct step by step method to help understand how to get to the solution which enables individuals to build confidence in eventually solving these unaided. An additional feature of this app is the ability to alter the units of each value, providing a further level of challenge. There are five topic areas within the app, each with a large variety of possible equations ranging from GCSE to post 16 level of difficulty. 

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Dyslexic students (and adults) use Omoguru to make the text more readable and decode words with ease. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Fact Mountain — 19th-Century British Literature is an app designed to broaden readers' knowledge about classic works of literature. It covers both the content and the background to the book in a series of clues that begin in the obscure and gradually move towards the precise.  How many clues will it take you to identify the book in question?

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    This is a free app whose aim is to make reading text as simple as it can possibly be. The app has been been developed by a Japanese company however it is based solely in the English language. To use the app you copy text from any website/webpage onto your phone or ipad and then the open the app. Once you have done so you are able to then read the text as it moves across the screen at whatever pace you chose. Although this is the sole purpose of the app it does allow the user to read text quicker and also helps them to improve their reading speed as they become use to the speed that it travels across the screen.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Brili Routines-Visual Timer is a dynamic visual scheduling app that takes the chaos and stress out of daily routines. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The software application ‘Animation Kit’ is an easy to use, child-friendly platform for creating exciting animation sequences using drawings, photos, shapes and text. Suitable for children from 6 to 12 years the application is initially free (1 project and 3 exports) with in-app purchases for unlimited projects and project exports. The application is free from in-app adverts and is available on the iOS platform and Android platforms in the near future. This application is available on the iOS platform with an Android version available in early 2020.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Promising 10,000 word cards featuring English language words and definitions, Wonscard offers a lot of content for students to use in their practise as they progress in learning a new language. It offers modes that suit revision and a few games to make learning less of a chore.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Virtuali-Tee by Curiscope is an augmented reality app that works in conjunction with an augmented reality T-shirt. This multi-award winning app is suitable for ages 6 and above and is available in 10 languages. This app is ideal for supporting STEM activities, for younger students wishing to explore the human body as well as GCSE wishing to revise Science/Biology.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Speech Blubs is a Speech Therapy application that uses voice controlled and video technology to develop speech articulation for young children with or without speech difficulties. The app has thousands of activities that aid over practice of speech sounds in a fun and engaging way. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The software application ‘Uniconverter’ by Wondershare is a unique application for converting, downloading, burning and transferring videos in an easy to use dashboard user interface. The application has in-app purchases relating to subscription levels for Individuals, Business and Education from 1 year to Lifetime license agreements. There is also a family license for families to share over multiple computers with free lifetime updates. The application is suitable (we believe) for teenagers and above and requires some 100MB of disk space using some 256MB of RAM when in use. The application is available in over 10 different languages.

    Devices: Mac Web


    The software application ‘Animotica - Video Editor & Movie Maker’ is an easy to use Video Editor, Movie Maker and Slideshow Video Maker for Windows 10. This application encompasses all the traditional tools you would expect from a high-quality piece of Video Editing software such as video trim, split, combine video and photos, add music, add voiceovers, scale, rotate, colour adjustment and so much more. The application is free but has some restrictions on the video content and presentation. A full purchase gives the user access to all of the features the software has to offer.  The application is free from in-app adverts and is suitable for all age groups with a PEGI 3 rating (3 and upwards). The application is available in several different languages.

    Devices: Windows


    Otsimo is an educational game application developed for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or learning difficulties. Children with autism are intended to be taught the basic knowledge through assistive games designed under the guidance of child psychologists and educators to providing them homeschool education. Otsimo provides the necessary ABA education through games designed for kids with attention deficit and speech problems. Let’s discuss a little more about this wonderful solution.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The software application ‘Math: Talk math with Leon!’ is a unique mathematical learning platform that guides the child through a proven method for teaching basic maths using vocal dialogue and visual prompts. The Math 8 Learning programme includes lessons, exercises, and quizzes designed to help your child engage and understand Mathematics. The application is initially free and includes an in-app subscription for further content. The application is free from in-app adverts and is suitable for students aged 8 years and above.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    The software application ‘Grade Point – GPA & Homework’ is a student tool ideal for tracking grades, homework, assignments and classes. The application can track and calculate your GPA (Grade Point Average) score using the versatile GPA grade calculator and grade weight your assignments accordingly. The application is free with for a trial period where further subscriptions can be purchased. The app is free form in-app adverts.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Cosmic Watch is an app that uses mesmerising and realistic 3D graphics to help illustrate the relative positions and movements of a variety of components in Space. The app exemplifies the views of the earth, sun, planets and more, all in real time. Cosmic Watch also allows users to manipulate the position of these celestial bodies, create and personalise their view points and caters each experience to the individual to help them gain insight into the ever-changing nature of the universe. This app allows users to understand and visualise concepts which are hard to comprehend from a theoretical standpoint. The app’s ability to provide a ‘sky view’, for users to see the positions of larger stars and celestial bodies from their own location is a fantastic and unique adaptation. This app has a large variety of options to individualise the user experience, resulting in endless opportunities for exploration. Cosmic watch is one of the recommended astronomy apps by our teachers.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The software application ‘BirdsEyePM’ is a graphical project and visualization tool for creating site plans. The application creates building, road paths and vehicles that can be moved at scheduled times. The application has been designed mainly for the industry but could give an insight into project management, town and city design, site-plan mapping, transportation infrastructure and encourage the use of computeraided design. The application is free from in-app adverts and in-app purchases. It is noted that the interface is designed for industry and we recommended that the application should be used by students aged 13 and above.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


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