5 Best Free Education Apps:
Smartphones have brought a world of education apps to our fingertips. It’s not just for children; adults can satisfy their thirst for knowledge with an array of apps covering everything from languages to anatomy. Here’s five of the best free educational apps for adults.
1. Speed Anatomy: As its name suggests, this app is all about human anatomy. Available in English, Italian, Spanish, German and French, its 28 levels offer a fun way to explore the human body. Users can learn all about bones and muscles, veins and arteries, digestive and respiratory systems and so much more. The perfect app for anatomy students, extra points are awarded for speed and precision. The basic version is available free on Android but for those who want to go further and really drill down into the study of anatomy, there are additional paid apps including Speed Bones and Speed Muscles.
2. Babbel: A must for those trying to learn a new language, Babbel is a premium free app available for eleven languages including English, French, Indonesian, Portuguese and Turkish. Available for Android, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, each language app teaches between 2000 and 3000 words in basic and advanced vocabulary. The vocabulary packages are conveniently organized in individual topics and include spoken pronunciation by native speakers. The inbuilt voice recognition software analyzes user pronunciation and gives advice for improvement. A constant Internet connection is not required. Advanced paid courses are available for those users wishing to move beyond a basic understanding of a language.
3. Wapedia: This mobile encyclopedia app brings the 10 million plus pages of Wikipedia and other wikis right to a mobile device. It allows for rapid searching of content through every imaginable topic and thanks to resizing of images to suit individual devices, it works fast even over a 2G network. Available in 150 languages, it has attracted a very respectable 4.5 out of 5 rating on Google Play. It is a free app that is ad-supported but users who find the ads troublesome may wish to buy the Wapedia AdFree plugin.
4. Perfect Ear: This free app offers a simple and fun way to improve recognition of musical sounds. Perfect for both beginners and professionals, the app includes the sounds made by piano, guitar and bass. In all, there are seven different types of exercise, a scale viewer tool and an absolute pitch trainer tool. It is available for free download for Android from Google Play, where it has achieved an excellent rating of 4.5 out of 5.
5. Ted2012: This official Android app features talks from hundreds of the world’s most interesting people. Users can listen in to talks on topics including education, tech, medical, business and so much more. More videos are added each week so users can be sure of getting unprecedented access to the very latest content and talks.
With such an array of free educational apps available for adults, there is a world of opportunity open to those seeking a little extra knowledge.
Laney Jackson is a freelance writer from New York City. A regular contributor to DegreeJungle.com, she is enthusiastic about blogging, social media and strong coffee.