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Best educational apps for adults

1.TED

Free download

TED is a non-profit organization that focuses on spreading ideas and knowledge typically through short powerful talks from various experts of a given topic or theme. You can catch these talk on their website online or through their mobile apps.

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  • Cheryl Sandoval

    by Cheryl Sandoval

    I have viewed TED talks for nearly a decade and can attest to their excellence. Listening to people who are passionate about sharing something helps the viewer retain that knowledge and many of them are entertaining, even if the topic is complex.

2.Sky Map

Free download

Sky Map is a free planetarium app for Android. It was originally developed by the official Google team, but now it's an open-source code. Use it to navigate through stars, planets and other celestial bodies.

  • Jose Evans

    by Jose Evans

    This looks good!

3.WolframAlpha

Paid: $2.99

WolframAlpha is an app that  gives you answer to all of your computation questions. It uses a compilation of algorithm to offers you a report about the topic.        

  • Kathryn Berry

    by Kathryn Berry

    This is an amazing reference app. Its like having a real-time updated encyclopedia and fully functioning calculator in my phone. Really helps with solving tough equations, while still helping learn how to do it for myself.

4.Shift

Varies by plan

Shift eLearning is a web-based eLearning tool that is designed to help you create powerful e-learning resources efficiently and quickly. It features more than 400 responsive screen templates to choose from.

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    5.Science360

    Free download

    Science360 is a free iPad app developed by the National Science Foundation that offers interesting media regarding science issues. The app is free and the content is brought by all kind of science professionals from all over the world.

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    • Jane Cunningham

      by Jane Cunningham

      Science360 is such a cool app -- what a great combination of education and entertainment. I could spend all afternoon looking at the amazing images an More

    • Charles Rios

      by Charles Rios

      There a few educational apps in the market and Science360 has a good position in the market. The app is both fun and educational. In today's world no  More

    6.Khan Academy

    Free download

    Khan Academy is an educational organization founded by Salman Khan. It offers learning resources available on the web and the mobile app. It features an interactive classroom blackboard teaching style with short quizzes and questions.

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    • Kelly Hill

      by Kelly Hill

      I have been getting better grades since I started using this. One of my classmates had the same thing happen.

    7.BrainPOP Featured Movie

    with in-app purchases

    BrainPOP Featured Movie is an app helps kids know and learn their world. Through educational videos, the app teaches a lot of topics such as Arts, Science, English, Social Studies. Also, there are quizzes to see what the kid has learned. 

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    • Adam Jones

      by Adam Jones

      If you're a parent of a young child or just interested in becoming more knowledgeable, BrainPOP is a fantastic app for learning about the world. Contrary to common belief, parents don't have all of the answers to all of the questions about the world  More

    8.Kanopy

    Free download

    Kanopy is an Australian free video-on-demand streaming platform created for students around the world to find and watch more than 30.000 films, documentaries and more educational content.

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    • Victoria Castillo

      by Victoria Castillo

      This is not an educational app and I don't know why it was suggested to me as one. It is an Australian streaming platform for students. It isn't even close to what I was looking for.

    9.Lectora Inspire

    Paid: $2595

    Lectora Inspire is one of the oldest e-learning authoring tools. It is a web-based system that functions across devices and has unlimited scripting, access to advanced graphics libraries, an online reviewer and a screen template library.

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      10.Articulate 360

      Paid: $1299

      Articulate 360 is an e-learning tool that allows users to create highly interactive and visual courses for every device, without having to tweak anything. All its courses also highly support mobile touchscreen gestures.

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        11.Evolve

        Varies by plan

        Evolve is an intuitive tool used to help learning creators to quickly build powerful eLearning content. Its rich set of features gives you total control of every aspect of course creation and presentation. 

          12.iSpring Suite

          Paid: $970 1 year

          iSpring Suite is an authoring toolkit that allows users to create video tutorials, screencasts, quizzes, dialogue simulations, interactive assessments, and ebooks. It works as a PowerPoint add-in and it supports HTML5 available for playback on various devices.

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