Innovating education with technology.
Learning and educational apps should be pre-installed into phones instead of games such as Candy Crush (a pre-installation on Windows 10 phones). The criticism that a lot of learning apps are dry and stale is a fair one, so here are five of the most beautiful educational iPad tools and apps.
If you are looking for educational apps that are beautiful, then you will have to go a long way to beat the Hubble Telescope app. It is an app created by the HubbleSite.org & WebbTelescope.org people, and the app has an interactive e-book, videos, galleries, and stunning images of parts of universe we have never seen before prior to the Hubble telescope. You can take a tour of the history of the telescope, and discover the revelations that the telescope has shown and proven to us, including further evidence that black holes are more than just speculation, along with further proof that we are one of two galaxies that are on a collision course.
2 - The Khan Academy
This learning resource started as one of the many free online learning platforms where new courses were added and where students were able to take them free of charge. There are not and were not any form of qualification(s) to be had, but it was helpful for people that were learning subjects and needed extra information and tutoring. Now there is an app that helps you do just the same. It is still a place where you may learn math, biology, chemistry, economics, art history and almost anything for free.
3 - ITunes U
Use this as a teacher, student or even as an involved parent. Plan lessons, work out grade assignments, stay connected and work out your own interactive literature tests. If you are a student, you can take advantage of all the tools to help you learn and work better. You may also use it to help improve your grades. For example, you can set up your own tests and quiz yourself; you can even grade yourself to see how you are improving. The sheer amount of free educational content is enough reason on its own to use the app. They have courses and information from leading school, colleges, cultural institutions and museums.
Take a quiz featuring famous writers and novels. Test how much you really know about your own culture and the written history of our fictional, autobiographical and literary past. Answer these questions correctly, and you are probably ready to join the cultural elite. They are not easy, and if you fail most of them, then maybe it is time you boned up on your literary history, especially if you are taking English classes and/or are looking to become a member of an English speaking country. You can check your answer right away, there is no signup needed, and they explain each answer to you before you move onto the next question.
5 - EarthViewer
No, it is not another Google Earth app. This app teaches you about the history of our planet, and it is one of the most beautiful learning apps on iTunes. You can see what our planet looked like 250 million years ago, along with current theories on what the climate must have been like back then. You can even go back one billion years and see the planet during the days when it looked like a burnt jam donut. You can also see a world temperature map for the last 100 years, and that is probably the scariest part because something is heating up our planet progressively faster, and the fact the rate is accelerating so quickly is unsettling.