By Melissa Burns
The mobile world of apps has something to offer for every learning style. What apps do is to take the same subject and apply different learning techniques so that a traditional lesson becomes engaging because the learning style becomes customized to the viewer. Teachers tend to teach in one style though some may offer visual, auditory, or a mixture of both learning styles. Apps allow the user to take the lesson offered by the teacher and expand it. Can you benefit from using an app to allow you to learn more? Maybe. Here are seven top learning apps.
Math—It Is More than Just Apples and Oranges
Math is a subject that people either get or they don’t. In a recent interview with E. O. Wilson, the grandfather of modern biology, he explains why we should not allow math phobias to stop us. His powerful message is positively alive as he tells the story of promising young scientists who turn away from their gift because they fear math. Don’t allow the fear of math to stop you. These math based apps help you conquer math.
IXL Math Practice: Designed for kindergarten through 12th grade, this app offers a deeper view of how math works. The app works by breaking down math problems into recognized skill sets that help expand on the learning process offered in the classroom. Best of all, this app is free.
Algebra Tutor: Created by Trevor Doyle, Algebra Tutor takes the show-don’t-tell method of teaching to heart. It is an app that shows users how to solve the entire basic set of algebra problems in a step-by-step fashion. This app hits all the major points of algebra. The best part of this free app is that users can repeat the problem. Perfect for both Android mobile devices.
Learning Specific Apps That Allow Broad Topic Selection
We all have a specific way in which we learn. Some of us are visual learners while others learn better through the auditory process. Some of us learn by doing and not by listening or watching. However we learn, there are apps available that build upon that process and make it easier to learn.
Khan Academy: This app makes it easy to enroll in online courses that help increase users’ learning power. The powerful courses offered by Khan Academy provide instant access to some of the world’s best tutors. The lessons feature easy-to-follow outlines with visuals, audio, and pictorial lessons that are appropriate for all levels of learning. Plus, the Khan Academy is free to use.
TED Conference: This is lecture-based series that allow users to experience the cutting edge of conversations. This is a powerful platform where top people in their field present information about their research, changes in their field, and the positive aspect of technology. TED conferences inspire and tie together key points from traditional lessons. This app works great and will display with clarity on the new iPhone. The 4.7 inch screen paired with retina HD display will make sure these lectures leave an impression on you. If you have 4G LTE service from a reliable network, you can use this app on-the-go as well.
Edmodo: If users wish to bridge the world of academia to the real world then Edmodo is just the app by which to do that. The process works through a shared environment where teachers share learning skills with all students. It is an empowering process. Best of all, this is a free app for both teachers and students.
Apps that Build Education
There are plenty of apps out there that help students become better at learning. Participation in the classroom is one of the strongest ways to learn. The following apps help students participate by making other classroom functions easier.
Microsoft One Note: This is a powerful collaborator that allows up to five students to participate in the process. It includes a suite of whiteboards that translate directly into notes that share easily.
Evernote: This is a complex, but easy-to-use platform that is made up of a series of apps that enable students to conquer note taking. The power of Evernote is that it allows users to build a method of learning that works well for them. This is an app that works with many different learning styles.
Empower your learning with apps that help you unleash your true learning potential.
Melissa Burns graduated from the faculty of Journalism of Iowa State University in 2008. Nowadays she is an entrepreneur and independent journalist. Her sphere of interests includes startups, information technologies and how these ones may be implemented in the sphere of education. You may contact Melissa via e-mail: email@example.com