Reviewing iPad and Android educational apps has diverted our attention away from another equally important educational app store which is that of Windows. Each week we receive at least a couple of requests from teachers asking about Windows apps and that’s why we decided to create a special section devoted entirely for Windows apps. We are debuting this section with this collection of some of the best and most popular apps you should definitely know about if you are using Windows in your instruction. Check it out below.
Duolingo is a great web tool and mobile app for learning a new language. Duolingo provides a plethora of translation activities through which learners get to practice their new language. Duolingo gamifies language learning by using a system of rewards for good achievements. It also gives learners the opportunity to translate real-world texts in the language they are learning and thus help other learners.
‘iMath is designed to help children under the age of 12 to improve math ability and develop interests in mathematics. iMath has beautiful GUI, it can help you to improve your math skill.’
3- Khan Academy
‘Our Windows app is the best way to view Khan Academy’s complete library of over 6000 videos on your Windows device. We cover a massive number of topics, including K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even the humanities with tutorials on finance and history.’
4- Wunderlists: To-Do List & Tasks
‘Wunderlist helps millions of people around the world capture their ideas, things to do and places to see. Whether you’re sharing a grocery list with a loved one, working on a project, or planning a vacation, Wunderlist makes it easy to share your lists and collaborate with everyone in your life.’
‘Sway is a digital storytelling app for work, school and home that makes it quick and easy to create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more. Add your content, and Sway will do the rest.’
‘MathQuiz is an application that you can test your math skills in a fun way. You can both improve your calculation skills and have fun. You need to answer the questions in given time. You can choose easy, medium and hard levels. And you can also choose the question types you want to answer.’
7- Lesson Plan Manager
‘Lesson Plan Manager allows you to craft simple or complex lesson plans to help you effectively share, deliver and report on your lessons. Using the dynamic template, or configuring your own components, Lesson Plan Manager lets you create comprehensive lesson plans for any subject while also being able to help and support content delivery and assessment.’
8- Essay Marker
‘Essay Marker is a new way for Educators to create, collect and mark student Essays with the new Windows 8 platform. Essay marker is built with the quality teaching framework in mind by enabling you, the teacher to provide quality customised feedback for each student. Now, with the new Teacher Collection Integration, educators can create and share quality content as well as backup their data to the cloud.’
9- Phototastic Collage
‘Create fantastic looking collages of your photos with Phototastic! The app packed with unlimited possibilities for creating your perfect photo collage! Keep it simple using a classic design or get fancy with our one of our uniquely designed templates.’
‘Markbook is an expert assessment and feedback solution for educators. The app enables educators to create rubrics comprising rich and lean assessment in both formative and summative modes.’