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Best Reference Apps in Education

    Antelope Up App Review The application Antelope Up is matching pairs brain game teaching children about the five sub-regions of Africa and the Antelope species that live within. The application is suitable for ages 6 and above. There are various levels of difficulty to choose along with information about each antelope species including conservation status, habitat and name pronunciations. Antelope Up is available in a full and light demonstration version. About Antelope Up The application Antelope Up is matching pairs brain game teaching children about the five sub-regions of Africa and the Antelope species that live within. The application is suitable for ages 6 and above. There are various levels of difficulty to choose along with information about each antelope species including conservation status, habitat and name pronunciations. Antelope Up is available in a full and light demonstration version. The application does not display any in-app adverts or in-app purchases. It is noted that the application plays in a landscape mode and is available over a number of platforms including the Appstore, Google Play, Amazon and Windows.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    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


    All the World is a video-based service that delivers a very wholistic array of topics to young children.  Covering both classroom and general interest topics, it provides a great basis for children's future learning.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Vedantu is an online tutoring platforms that offers live online lessons for students from grades 6 to 12. The platform enables students to get tutoring from a teacher of their choice, at their own convenient time. Vedantu app offers an intuitive interface that eases learning by bringing together all the learning aspects, including live and conceptual videos and recording for an exceptional learning experience. Vedantu app is available for free to download on Android and iOS devices.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    MyRadar is an application for smartphones and tablets that lets you know what the weather forecast is in real-time with animated images on maps. My Radar app download is available for iOS and for Android devices.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Oxford Dictionary of English is a free dictionary app that gives you access to more than 350,000 words, phrases and meanings. Oxford Dictionary of English app also offers audio pronunciation for 75,000 words, both common and rare, including those words with varying pronunciations. While it’s used for understanding the basic meaning of words, this English dictionary app provides you with immediate translations, definitions, and several other features. 

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Byju is a comprehensive learning programs for school students aged 4 - 18 years in India. BYJU’s app is used by over 15 million students from around the world. The app offers multiple learning platforms for competitive exams like CAT, GRE, GMAT, NEET & JEE and even IAS.  Byju's free mobile app is easy to use and videos can be downloaded to your mobile device for later viewing offline if preferred. You can download Byju's app on Android and iOS devices.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Rhyme Zone is a powerful language resource and rhyming dictionary. If you're looking for a rhyme, near rhyme, synonym, antonym, homophone, similar sounding words, words with the same consonant pattern, or other related words such as generalizations, specializations, and words that appear in the same context, then RhymeZone is the perfect iPhone and iPad app to help you find the right word.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Google Earth is a planetary exploration tool that lets you take a virtual trip to anywhere in the world, with tons of photos, information, and other types of interactive displays you can explore. Developed by Google, it is accessible on Android, Apple Mac, Google Chrome, iOS, Linux, and Microsoft Windows devices. 

    Devices: Android, iPhone, 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: iPhone, iPad


    WolframAlpha app provides information about genomics, molecular biology, human anatomy, neuroscience and individual animals and plants. Using the computational power behind WolframAlpha, you can solve problems involving physics, chemistry, engineering, computational sciences and many other domains. Wolfram Alpha has extensive knowledge related to science and technology. 

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    iTranslate Voice currently supports 42 languages for both translation and dictionary services. Just speak the phrase or word you want to translate and iTranslate Voice speaks the target language. If you are misunderstood, you can tap the pencil to correct iTranslate Voice. AirTranslate lets you pair with someone else wirelessly who also has iTranslate Voice installed. You can both speak your native languages and let iTranslate Voice take care of the rest.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    The TED app is a tool for browsing, downloading, and viewing TED talks, the acclaimed short videos that feature thought leaders expounding on topics from technology, entertainment, design, and other disciplines in 18 minutes or less. 

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    The Dictionary app from dictionary.com is one of the most popular dictionaries for android. One of the reasons for this might be that it's really much more than 'just' a dictionary.  Apart from 375,000 words and definitions and 300,000 synonyms and antonyms, it also offers audio search (which is way cool) and audio pronunciation, so you can learn to speak (better) English on the go. It also has example sentences, the Word of the Day - which is one of the most popular features - and the Hot Word blog, which we'll leave up to you to find out. 

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Merriam-Webster, one of the best-known publishing houses for reference books in the world, has a mobile version of its popular dictionary, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. A dictionary targeted at high school age students and up. It contains over 2,000 new words and is based on the Merrriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. It can be used for defining words, pronunciation, and part of speech. Download the world's most widely used monolingual dictionary now.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform offering video courses taught by industry experts. It is easy to use, accessible 24/7 from any device, and features short programs organized in chapters, typically no longer than 10 minutes.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    U-Dictionary is a lightweight app for translating more than 30 languages without an Internet connection. But to use it, you will have to download some additional dictionaries depending on the languages you want to translate.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Commonly known as the world’s most comprehensive dictionary. You can use the dictionary and encyclopaedia in 14 languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, and Russian amongst others). This is an excellent “wiki” style resource which can act as a reference app in order to encourage fresh connections between ideas, experiences texts and words. The app can serve as dictionary, thesaurus, translation tool and encyclopaedia. There are also a few games within the app that pupils may like to play in order to expand their vocabulary and spelling. Encouraging pupils to use it as a resource to begin searching for things would be an interesting activity for the classroom or homework.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Tree of life is an app that allows the user to investigate the family level phylogenetic tree of all organisms allowing users to investigate the evolution history of the bio-diversity off all species. This is a app of huge depth and breadth of learning and to say that the content is exhaustive is a major understatement as the app refers to over 2,000 organisms.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    GCSE German Prep Flashcards is a helpful revision aid that can be used anywhere. Great for quick sessions on the bus, or just before going to bed, this app will help you form quick associations between a key term and its meaning. More progress tracking options would be a great plus, but this app has received an EAS Certification of 5 Stars.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    TED stands for ‘Technology, Entertainment, Design’ and its free official Android app brings you more than 1,500 academic ‘talks’ consisting of short speeches and demonstrations closely related to their ‘ideas worth spreading’ concept. With talks, usually up to 20 minutes long, from ‘some of the world's most fascinating people: education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus, and music legends’ you will be kept entertained, informed, engaged and amused. A 5 star EAS Certification and the EAS Recommended status.

    Devices: Android


    WordReference.com is one of the popular dictionary app for Android which has all the features that it has in their website. It has a simple layout and one can search the word by typing it into search bar to get the results. The app supports several languages, as they say, English to and from: Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Czech, Greek, Turkish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Arabic. WordReference is available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and Google Play for Android. You just got to choose the language you want and write the desired word. The results will appear as in the website and if you're not happy with them, you can always check out the forum posts and ask your doubts there. The only concern is that you need an internet connection to look for the definitions. Hyperlinks for Merriam-Webster and dictionary.com are shown at the bottom if you need more definitions about the word. 

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Maths Formulas app has a staggering amount of information – If you’re studying maths at high school or University, and want reference guide for formulas, this is definitely the app for you.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Timbuktu Magazine is a great variety “magazine-games” app that will keep Primary School children entertained for hours. Just like the Children’s Features section in a Sunday newspaper, the app has a range of games, stories, ideas for activities, science knowledge, literacy and numeracy practice. The app empowers children to embrace learning as a fun activity. The content and quality of the app is very high and we have given the app an EAS Certification of 5 and EAS recommended status.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Pluralsight is an LMS platform which provides digital learning solutions to individuals and businesses. Their library offers a vast collection of courses, paths, collections, interactive courses, and projects along with high-quality video classes. You can use Pluralsight app or player to save its online courses on your mobile device. The app is available for Windows, Android, and iOS mobile devices.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad