Android OS Apps for Education

Culled from listserv responses, here are some suggested Android OS based apps useful for teachers or students:

Spongelab is great for science. Middle School and High School
FriendCaster for Facebook use (can’t use it to play games though)

For good, free Android apps for children, check out Famigo Sandbox:

One App that librarians should pay attention to is Evernote. It’s a note taking service based in the clouds and the apps are just ways to put stuff in the cloud, and annotate pictures, etc. Evernote has Apps for Android and Ipad.
The Evernote service also has a Web Clipper extension for browsers that is a vital component. The App on the phone allows one to take a picture of an object or a page from a book and then sort and tag the entry. Many uses for us library types.
(Note: Evernote was mentioned by more than one)

Asking around here, and have gotten one response, so far:
> A list primarily for teachers>
> Many of the apps created are either for elementary or for test prep so I made one that lets students actually do science

I use Evernote, Dropbox, news apps like CNN, QR Droid, and I have QuickOffice but haven’t tried it yet.  I use Photobucket and there is an app for that.  I imagine the other photo sites have apps as well.  My favorite video player is Doubletwist.  And I have my Kindle app.

CardDroid Math-flash cards for addition,subtraction,multiplication, & division (elementary grades) I would also use with older students who need help learniing math facts and ESL students

Google Docs, Google Sky Map (awesome for astronomy), Audioboo, Dropbox/

 Decibel reader –  decibel by BSB Mobile
solutions.  It’s free and helped me to “modify” some after school noise



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