A colleague asked if I could put together a list of some great Android apps for education and some great Android resources for a presentation he is doing on the Kindle Fire. Here’s what I came up with:
Great Android Apps for Education and Resources for Android
Comparison to iPad
Every app I want or need is available on Android. For the most part the functionality and features are the same between Android and iPad versions. Sometimes the iPad version has more features, sometimes the Android version does. In general, there isn’t much difference.
Most of the apps listed below are free.
Evernote – a must have app and service for pretty much everyone – teachers, students, administrators, mom’s, dad’s, business people, etc. The Android App is excellent and you can sync your notebooks to your phone for offline access. Take notes, clip web sites, upload files, upload and search photos, share notebooks, and much more.
Google – search, Gmail, Calendar, Reader, Google Plus, Docs, Google Tasks, Blogger, Maps, Google Voice, Voice Search, Translate, Music, goo.gl, YouTube, and much more. They all work great, with Docs having full editing features and Translate even translating spoken word.
yasp! Easy to use Student Planner for Android
QuickOffice– access, view, and edit Word, PowerPoint and Excel files.Free version comes with phone and can view documents. Pro version adds editing for a fee.
Cloud Storage apps – Dropbox, SugarSync, – access, upload, download all your files and data from your computer to the cloud and your device.
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Android also has some great sharing features – you can share web sites and much more from your device to a huge number of apps: http://www.android4schools.com/2012/01/16/sharing-from-the-android-browser/
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