Teachers Day 2020: 10 best learning and teaching apps for iPhones, iPads
To mark a different kind of Teachers Day this year, here are some of the best iOS/iPadOS apps that you can download from the App Store right now.
This Teacher's Day is going to be unlike any other before. The pandemic has changed our lives and while we are working from home, students and teachers are doing their bit through virtual classes and online lessons.
Classes on Zoom, online exams, learning through apps, virtual presentations - the entire world of education and learning has been taken online as we navigate around the pandemic. To mark a different kind of Teacher's Day this year, here are some of the best iOS/iPadOS apps that you can download from the App Store right now.
Top 10 apps for Remote learning for institutions, educators and students of all ages
We've selected a list of seven apps across ages and learning curves that you can download on your iPhone, iPad or MacBook/MacBook Air right now from the App Store.
1. Duolingo - Language Lessons
Learn a new language through quick, bite-sized lessons. The app also helps you practice speaking, reading, listening, and writing to build your vocabulary and grammar skills. You can take a pick from more than 35 languages.
2. Civilisations AR
This app puts history in your hand. This is BBC's first ever Augmented Reality app that brings art and culture into your living room from across the world.
3. BrainPOP Featured Movie
This app helps kids understand their world through animated movies. The movies are paired with interactive quizzes so as users can test their knowledge over topics covering the Sciences, Math, Social Studies, English, Engineering & Tech, Arts & Music, Health etc.
5. DreamBox Learning Math
DreamBox Learning is an award-winning PreK-8 digital math program developed by educators with proven effectiveness. It was awarded Best Math Learning Solution in 2019 by the EdTech Breakthrough Awards and scored the highest privacy rating by Common Sense Media.
6. Brilliant – solve, learn, grow
Brilliant creates interactive learning experiences for ages 10 through 110. Award-winning teachers, researchers, and professionals take on math, science, and computer science through fun, bite-sized problem solving explorations. Whether you want to hone your quantitative skills, improve your knowledge of science and technology, be a smarter parent for your inquisitive kid, or simply stay sharp, Brilliant helps you grow as a curious and ambitious person.
Flipgrid is a free and accessible video discussion experience used by millions of PreK to PhD learners, educators and families around the world. Flipgrid amplifies student voice and empowers learners of all ages to engage and share using the power of video. Educators can create and share discussion Topics with their learning communities. Learners simply download the app, enter their unique Join Code, and record short videos to share.
Schoolwork is an iPad app that helps teachers both save time and maximise each student's potential. With Schoolwork, it's easy to share class materials, get students to a specific activity in an app, collaborate with students and view student progress.
Used by over 3 million teachers and students worldwide, Showbie is the fastest, easiest, and most effective app for assignments and feedback in your iPad classroom. This app makes it easier to assign, collect and review student work from thousands of compatible iPad apps, or have your students complete assignments with Showbie's built-in tools. Teachers can provide rich feedback using digital ink, text and voice annotations right on images and PDFs, and then add your students' best work to personalized digital portfolios that can be securely shared with parents.
10. Khan Academy
Spend an afternoon brushing up on statistics. Discover how the Krebs cycle works. Learn about the fundamentals of music notation. Get a head start on next semester's geometry fundamentals. Prepare for the SAT, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, NCLEX-RN, and AP exams. Or, if you're feeling particularly adventurous, learn how fire-stick farming changes the landscape of Australia.