Android for Education resources and apps

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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.
http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/p/evernote-for-education.html

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.
http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/p/google-for-educators_22.html

yasp! Easy to use Student Planner for Android
http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/2012/02/yasp-easy-to-use-student-planner-for.html

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.
http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/2010/01/cloud-file-storage-sync-backup.html

10 Great, Free Apps for Students for Notetaking and Class Planning
http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/2012/02/10-great-free-apps-for-students-for.html

Android Apps related to Bloom’s Taxonomy – great way to find apps
http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/2011/10/android-apps-related-to-blooms-taxonomy.html

Kindle Reader – for all kinds of books


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/ 

What are your favorite Android Apps for Education?


 

Some more great Android Apps for Education

 


More:


Android Smartphone and Apps I use as an educator
http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/2011/10/android-smartphone-and-apps-i-use-as.html

Android news, resources, app reviews and more
http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/2011/11/android-resources-information-news.html

Why I use Google’s apps as an Educator
http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/2012/01/why-i-use-googles-products-as-educator.html



Android 4 Schools – app reviews, tips and more for using Android in education
http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/2011/12/android-4-schools-great-new-site-with.html


11 Awesome Apps to Try on your Android Device

http://www.android4schools.com/2011/12/25/10-apps-to-try-on-your-new-android-device/


101 Best Android Apps in Education

http://101bestandroidapps.com/category/education/

 

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  2. Tiarnne Morgan said:

    Hello!

    I’m a team member of Synapse, a group of young mathematicians trying to make a difference in the world. We have developed an application for Android phones to help maths GCSE students learn and revise.
    We’d love it if you could have a look and give us some feedback as to what you think of our app. If you think it’s useful, you could even help us spread the word about it?

    Find us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/synapsesoftware
    Or our product on the Android Market: bit.ly/theMathematician

    Thanks,
    Tiarnne Morgan
    Synapse

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  7. miriam said:

    There is a great website for apps, http://www.educationalappstore.com, which specialises in educational apps for young kids, parents, students and teachers. It is the one I always use when I want to find an educational app, and also the main store for my friends to buy good apps for their kids.

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