7 Best Educational Apps for Android

Posted on Mar 20 2013 - 9:34pm by Sonia Jackson

7 Best Educational Apps for Android: The availability of distractions for children that exist these days may make parents feel like they are fighting a losing battle when it comes to educating their children. There are so many ways that their children can be distracted from their studies that short of locking a child in a room, there is little a parent can do. There are also so many distractions that getting your child to do something productive is also a struggle. So why not jump on the bandwagon and have your children’s “distractions” be educational.

Educational apps may not be the most popular amongst children, but if you can get them to engage with them then they may be worth downloading. You may have to set your child a challenge, or set up a reward scheme for them. Whatever method you use, if you can get your child to engage with the app, then they can play for hours and still make productive (at least partially productive) use of their time.

List of 7 Best Educational Apps for Android

1 – Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com Android Application

This is an app from the website Dictionary.com and is one of the Androids most popular dictionary apps. It is often tipped as one of the most useful educational apps as it has over 2,000,000 definitions. The app also has a thesaurus with it, and it has a wide variety of synonyms and of antonyms. The app also comes with other features such as soft audio pronunciation, fine audio pronunciation and special voice searching tools. It also gives you information on the origin of words, certain trends for words, and even has daily content such as the “Word of the Day”. They try to give you information about words that you may otherwise have to look up, such as abbreviations, slang and acronyms.

2 – Kindle

Kindle App for Android

With this app, you can read Kindle books on your Android. This means that you have access to the Kindle books you have already bought, and the massive number of Kindle books that are available via the Kindle library. People who are in school or college can use the Kindle app to read books on their chosen subject. They could carry around all of their textbooks on their Android, although it is unlikely that many teachers are going to allow the Android in the classroom.

3 – Google Play Books

Google Play Books App for Android

This is another app that is similar to the Kindle App, in that you may now have access to a massive number of books via the app. You are able to pick and choose the electronic books that you would like to use during your education, and you can read them whenever you like on your Android device. There is a reliable translator and a very good book/reading index for you to look through to find the book/text of your choice.

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4 – Dictionary

Dictionary App for Android

This is one of the Androids most popular dictionaries, and has the perk of being available in English and in eleven other languages too. They also have a legal and medical version. The app has a large number of definitions, usage sentences, pronunciations and entomologies. It also comes with a number of encyclopedias and a large number of related words, synonyms, antonyms and a few images. There is also a thesaurus feature too.

5 – QuickDic Offline Dictionary

QuickDic Offline Dictionary App for Android

This is a dictionary that a user can use offline and features words that can be translated from one language to another. The offline content is stored in your SD card, is open source and has no adverts running on it.

6 – Aldiko Book Reader

Aldiko Book Reader App for Android

This is another book reader that you can use on the Android, with the added benefit that it already comes pre-installed on a few Smartphones and tablets already. It is used in over two hundred countries and allows people to read a number of book types, including PDF, EPUB, and DRM Adobe encrypted eBooks.

 7 – Talking Kids Math and Numbers

Talking Kids Math and Numbers App for Android

For the younger generations there is this app. It presents the child with a number of learning devices that allow the children to adapt their current math techniques. It also comes with a TV mode, a high quality 3D graphics mode, penguin animations, and voice interaction modes. It also has little animations and effects to make learning more fun.

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My name is Sonia Jackson. I’m a writer for Essay-Land and other sites. I like reading, traveling, watching movies. And I’m always opened to communicate with my readers!

6 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Sai Kumar March 26, 2013 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Hi Sonia Jackson, Really Great list of Educational Apps. I have only used Google Play Books and i will surely try out the other apps which you have listed above. Thanks for Sharing!!

  2. Donna March 27, 2013 at 4:50 am - Reply

    Butterfly Math for android tablets and phones is also a fun and educational math game. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brockenbrough.butterfly

  3. Ann April 22, 2013 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    “Coloring Book – Cartoons Free”
    Awesome! my kids love it.
    Keeps the kids entertained for hours.


    Other app Awesome for kids and to learn is “Learn Coloring”:

  4. Educational Blog February 25, 2014 at 11:34 am - Reply

    These apps are really awesome and very useful for educational purpose. Thanks for sharing such valuable words with us.

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