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Best educational software programs

1.TheSage

Free download
TheSage is a complete and easy-to-use English dictionary. This small but powerful application is a handy and very useful tool for professionals, students, English learners, etc., and includes more than 210.000 definitions, synonyms, antonyms, examples and pronunciations.

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  • Juan Rios

    by Juan Rios

    TheSage is English Dictionary and Thesaurus is comprehensive and multifaceted. I can do a phonetic, wildcard, or use the rhyme assistant. It is also c More

  • Jeffrey Morris

    by Jeffrey Morris

    I like this program because the cost is not that expensive.

  • by Benjamin Hart

    I could have really used this a few years ago in college to help with my term papers and any other writing that was required of me really. If I had to More

2.Yenka

Paid: $1
Yenka is a suite of educational programs for teachers and students. This program lets you experiment in a virtual environment with topics in electronics, mathematics, geometry, statistics, programming, chemistry and electricity.

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  • by Vishal Rangan

    My husband and I are always trying to find interesting gifts to give our nephews for their birthday - they have so much stuff already... So we try to  More

  • Jack Green

    by Jack Green

    I needed a means to help show my students math concepts in a conceptual way through visuals that can't be done on a chalk-board. With Yenka, I've been More

  • Amy Ferguson

    by Amy Ferguson

    I love this. This site helped me with my teaching job. The kids love using it, and it motivates them to learn, It feels like a game so they enjoy it w More

3.Ginger

Free download
Ginger is a proofreader that checks your spelling and grammar. Once installed on your computer, it connects to the Internet to provide its services which are available from both desktop and online applications.

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  • Daniel May

    by Daniel May

    Ginger makes writing so much easier! The days of clicking the wrong letter or auto-correct word are over. After installing Ginger, I never again had s More

  • Craig Cole

    by Craig Cole

    I love this writing app for writing on my mobile for when im on the go and can save to pc as well! Great tool for anybody who needs to write!

  • Amit Patel

    by Amit Patel

    Ginger has a nice layout. The ease of use does not sacrifice quality or the depth of tools available. It is great.

4.Google Earth

Free download

Google Earth is an online and mobile tool that lets you take a virtual trip to anywhere, with tons of photos, information, and other types of interactive displays you can explore. You can view terrains, 3D buildings, canyons, and more.

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  • by Hao Duan

    Google Earth is a fantastic educational tool for teaching both children and adults geography. With Google Earth, you can explore the planet earth visu More

  • by Kyle Perry

    Google Earth did not seem to really help that much when trying to educate myself about Earth and its history, but it did allow me to explore my neighb More

  • Henry Jenkins

    by Henry Jenkins

    Google Earth is a great tool to help you learn about the Earth. Very useful and easy to use.

5.Microsoft Mathematics

Free download
Microsoft Mathematics is a free educational program that allows users to solve math and science problems. It contains features that are designed to assist in solving mathematics, science and tech-related problems, as well as to educate the user.

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  • Cheryl Crawford

    by Cheryl Crawford

    YES! I love that this has an online graphing calculator. This is excellent for those times when my teenager needs a little extra help in math. This pr More

  • Gary Fisher

    by Gary Fisher

    I wish this had been available when I was in school! It has so many educational tools and much easier than carrying around a big graphing calculator.

  • Joseph Perry

    by Joseph Perry

    Think of this as a graphing calculator on steroids. The graphing capabilities are better than my handheld calculator, and the step-by-step guide on so More

6.GeoGebra

Free download
GeoGebra is a dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package.

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  • Ronald Castillo

    by Ronald Castillo

    Want to revisit high school and actually learn those things you hated then but now find interesting? Then GeoGebra is for you. Educational software at More

  • Gerald Spencer

    by Gerald Spencer

    I have been looking for educational programs to help me understand math concepts. I learn better by doing something and GeoGebra offers so many amazin More

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  • Víctor Juárez

    by Víctor Juárez

    Would definitely recommend this if you'll looking for good math software. It even has things such as geometry, graphing and 3D! Love it.

7.Education.com

Free download
Educational materials like worksheets, games, lesson plans and activities designed to help kids succeed.

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  • Mark Holmes

    by Mark Holmes

    Keeping my kids away from electronics is a major fight. I decided instead to use this tech time for learning. I am happy with the way education.com he More

  • Alan Burton

    by Alan Burton

    Sometimes I can't keep my kid off the computer. Fortunately there's some worthwhile software out there that can let him use the computer without rotti More

  • Matthew Robinson

    by Matthew Robinson

    Education.com provided guided lessons for my child in the form of fun, interactive games and animated videos. I noticed a huge increase in excitement  More

8.Reading A-Z

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This is a website for classroom teachers, remedial reading teachers, and tutors. Provides leveled books and cheap resources for teaching guided reading.

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  • Saúl Meléndez

    by Saúl Meléndez

    My kid is getting more and more interested in computers. I don't want to stifle this interest but he's far too young to really use it because he's sti More

  • Johnny Stanley

    by Johnny Stanley

    This software program helped solve a problem for me. Reading A-Z is everything I need to help my kids learn to read.

  • by Daniel Hughes

    Already widely used in North American school systems, Reading A-Z has helped immensely with my student's reading skills. Their level matching system f More

9.Moodle

Free download
Moodle is the open source learning platform trusted globally everywhere education happens. Connect users to one hub for communication, collaboration and learning with the software trusted by millions across the globe.

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  • Roger Wheeler

    by Roger Wheeler

    Moodle is a platform for posting course information as well as interacting with students. Students can quickly access readings, tests and anything els More

  • James Jones

    by James Jones

    Moodle is a fantastic solution. I can easily put together a learning environment quickly for people to access. Prior to finding Moodle creating an onl More

  • by Kevin Davis

    Moodle is the educational software that I am glad I found. It has the most helpful programs for teaching everything.

10.Quiver 3D

Free download

Quiver is an amazing AR app that makes coloring much more fun. Users can access free pages for printing out at the QuiverVision website. This app lets children bring colored pages to life, giving them a tridimensional, realistic touch.

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    11.Swipe

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    Swipe is a web tool to teach, meet, and pitch. You can create, present, and share funny presentations, events and classroom interactives on the web. 

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    • Nancy Rodriguez

      by Nancy Rodriguez

      I think Swipe is a great program that can be used for education. I've used it in my own classrooms and it helps make the students more engaged. The pr More

    • Walter Thompson

      by Walter Thompson

      This was a very nice program to really help you with presenting/displaying new ideas. Definitely check it out if you do a lot of presenting.

    12.Classroom Management Software

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    Mythware Classroom Management Software is suitable for schools using computers, tablets or iPads as teaching aids.

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    • by Brandon Valdez

      One thing I'm always doing as a teacher is trying to find new ways to teach my kids. I've begun trying to incorporate computing and internet into my l More

    • Sophia Dai

      by Sophia Dai

      This software makes my every day teaching life easier. I can communicate with my students fast and they can work in groups efficiently and effectively More

    • Edward Washington

      by Edward Washington

      Mythware allows me to interact with my computer class. It is compatible with multiple platforms and allows me to monitor my students' activities.

    13.GameSalad

    Paid: $17 Varies by plan

    GameSalad is an authoring tool by GameSalad, Inc. The educational tool used for learning how to develop games. The software is comprised of a visual editor and a logic system and it can help in getting games published in major platforms.

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    • Alexander Hernandez

      by Alexander Hernandez

      If you know nothing about creating games then Game Salad Creator is for you. I've always wanted to make my own video game. It was frustrating until I  More

    • by Ethan McDonald

      I'm pretty happy with this so far. I have only used it for a few hours but there's a lot of potential!

    • Zeng He

      by Zeng He

      Game Salad Creator is pretty bad in what it does. It has issues with creating games and does not let you customize much. I wouldn't use it to create m More

    14.Dice Tower Defense

    Paid: $0.99

    Dice Tower Defense is a game where everything is simplified so you get to very carefully plan your defense without distractions. Build an impenetrable fortress to survive the enemy's powerful attacks ins this exciting game that will teach you how to evaluate different possible outcomes and make difficult decisions.

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    • Yi Tan

      by Yi Tan

      This game is allright but a little frustrating. I was not impressed with the graphics but supposedly they are simple so that you can focus on your def More

    • by José Olivares

      You can have a fun night planning an operation with your dice tower defense. You can defend your territory as you plan out how to proceed and operate. More

    15.Elucidat

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    Elucidat is a web-based system that’s been designed for making learning resources. It features a built-in page template editor that enables you to choose and tweak themes. Users can also create themes via HTML, CSS and Javascript.

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      16.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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        17.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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          18.Anatomy and Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing

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          Anatomy and Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing is a non-fiction book by J. Anthony Seikel, Douglas W. King, and David G. Drumright. First published in 1997, it is a textbook package for students in the speech and hearing sciences.

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          • Ryan Barnes

            by Ryan Barnes

            My kids are just getting to the age where they can play with and use our computer. I wanted to find them some of the best educational software programs so they can learn something while they entertain themselves with the computer. I recently stumbled More

          19.Evolve

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          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. 

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            20.Adobe Captivate Prime

            Paid: $4 free trial available

            Adobe Captivate Prime is a powerful tool to share knowledge, give and receive feedback and play virtually any kind of learning content. Designed both for online and offline companies, is a useful way to upskill and reskill employees.

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            • Jeffrey Watkins

              by Jeffrey Watkins

              Adobe Captivate Prime is a great source for anybody looking to share knowledge. There are so many different topics available that I would venture to s More

            • by Vincent Ortiz

              I've been using Adobe Captivate Prime for a few months now, and I learned more from it than from any other source out there. Very easy to navigate, an More

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