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Back To School Finds: Apps

Stack the States – Dan Russell-Pinson

Stack the States makes learning about the 50 states fun! Watch the states actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game!

As you learn state capitals, shapes, geographic locations, flags and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated states anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of states that reaches the checkered line to win each level.

You earn a random state for every successfully completed level. All of your states appear on your own personalized map of the United States. Try to collect all 50! As you earn more states, you begin to unlock the four free bonus games: Map It, Pile Up, Puzzler and Capital Drop. Four games in one!

Flashcards+ – Connor Zwick

Flashcards+ is designed in association with Harvard University faculty and students, Flashcards+ is an optimized way to learn and retain new information. Flashcards+ taps into’s vast database of over 8.5 million decks, which means, for most cases, you don’t even need to create your own sets.

If you do need to create a custom set, Flashcards+ allows users to add custom decks quickly and easily. Cards can be read aloud, to workshop pronunciation with Flashcard+’s award-winning human voice synthesizer in 22 languages in multiple dialects and both genders. Users can keep track of the cards they have memorized by checking them off, allowing students to focus their studies. The deck can also be shuffled with the simple motion of shaking the device.

It has almost 1 million downloads; 4+ stars in app store with 28k+ reviews.

Evernote – Evernote

Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity.

Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders–and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.

Students are using Evernote to stay organized, have a more interactive learning experience and to improve their grades.

Khan Archiver: KhanAcademy Educational Videos On The Go – EthanDev

The application provides the content of readily accessible on a mobile device.

The app allows users to store KhanAcademy’s videos locally on their mobile device to view on the go. The Khan Academy is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.

All of the site’s resources are available to anyone completely free of charge. Khan Academy was featured on TED Talks and backed by Bill Gates.

MathTerms – Andy Felong

MathTerms is an illustrated glossary of mathematics terms in English and Spanish.

The app includes almost 1,000 entries for middle- and high-school mathematical concepts.

MathTerms allows users to toggle between English and Spanish terms and definitions and can also choose to display the terms in a way reminiscent of flash cards in order to allow students to study the terms. This application is available for free in the app store.

My Math Flash Cards App Deluxe – Power Math Apps

My Math Flash Card App is for mastering basic elementary math facts. Its an easy to use and customizable application to enable focused learning.

Some of the salient features are

– Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division Cards

– Randomly generated Flash Cards

– Help

-Customize to focus mastering a particular fact like Addition by 2 or subtracting by 2.

– Simple sound effects to provide feedback

– Choose between starter and advanced level

Though kids can use it with minimal parent supervision, but some supervision and encouragement always helps them gain confidence and motivation.

Spelling Bus – Deluxe – Power Math Apps

Spelling Bus is for learning to spell and practice to spell. Kids see the pictures and listens to the word and then type the spelling.
The simple to use user interface is designed to be child friendly, it allows kids to engage in learning with out parents help.

✱ See, Listen and Spell..
✱ 50 most common sight words kindergartner must know how to spell
✱ Beautiful visuals and clear sounds to keep kids engaged
✱ 6 Chapters full of words
✱ Chapter size big enough to be completed without losing the concentration
✱ Final chapter with all the words to put the kids to test
✱ Immediate Sound feedback when kids pick a wrong letter, makes them think and help them learn
✱ Liked by many parents
✱ Good for preschoolers to learn making spellings.
✱ Very Engaging
✱ Special Need Kids may find it engaging as well. Repetition helped them to learn the spelling, feedback from a friend.
✱ My five year old loves it.


  1. Also check out Splash Math apps. They are available for kindergarten to fifth grade kids. This app allows kids to practice math in a fun and interactive way. It includes topics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, place value, fractions, decimals, geometry and many other math skills.


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