20 Best Educational iPad Apps in 2014

20 Best Educational iPad Apps in 2014

Who would have thought, even 10 years ago, that procrastination would become a virtue? A trip to the avenues of daily activities can unearth snippets of tasks that can be swiftly accomplished from the comfort of your couch. From accessing our emails to tweeting our thoughts or indulging in a Skype call with a friend from across the globe, technology has made it all possible.

Education wasn’t left behind. Students have been found to use an average of 3 digital devices daily for their education. One of the best things that technology has offered the Gen Z students is the monumental array of educational apps that students can benefit from, without them even realizing it. I have compiled a list of 20 best iPad apps for education that will provide a stimulating educational experience to students.

Doodle Critter Math: Shapes

This app is suitable for kids aged 3. It comprises 6 activities which introduce kids to different shapes including triangles, squares, rectangles, circles, pentagons and hexagons. Kids can solve interesting puzzles, work out some creative activities. The names of shapes are repeated often to reinforce learning.

The Land of Venn – Geometric Defense

Suitable for kids of age 6, this app provides a fun approach to applying Geometry rules in an engaging game. Kids are required to stop the monsters from drinking the magic potion, defeat an evil wizard, earn coins to buy magic spells and more by using geometric principles.

Marble Math

This is another of those magic games which calls for application of Math rules while kids are playing a game. This age is suitable for kids aged 9. While it might not seem that they are working on Math when they are moving marbles through a maze, this app actually enables kids to apply their Math skills and promotes critical skills.


This app makes pulling off quick calculations better than the traditional calculator. It can even help you solve complex word problems since this app allows words to be used alongside the numbers you are calculating.

National Geographic Kids

This is an online component to ‘National Geographic Kids’ magazine and is suitable for kids aged 8. This app is packed with engaging interactive content about the world and its inhabitants. It also includes instructional videos, hands-on activities, profiles of animals and countries and more.


Suitable for kids aged between 9 and 11, this math comes with tutorials and tests about fractions. Equivalent fractions, common denominators, comparison, additions, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions have been made easy in this app.

Khan Academy app

This is one of the best apps that bring education at home. This app contains thousands of educational videos for self-paced learning. It comprises Math instructions for school and college students and offer a wide range of exercises and tasks to practice Math skills. It also offers tutorials on other subjects as well.

Educreations Interactive Whiteboard

For a change, this app is meant for teachers. This is an interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool which helps in narrating any type of content. This app enables users to create multiple presentation of lessons and share those with anyone. It makes learning fun and engaging.

Britannica Kids: Rainforests

This app works as a reference guide on the rainforests of the world including their ecosystems, inhabitants, threats and challenges faced with bright photos to accompany those. It also includes quizzes, puzzles and games.

Britannica Kids: Volcanoes

This app helps making kids aware of volcanoes around the world with vivid pictures, games and videos to ensure a better learning experience. The interactive interface makes learning fun.

Gappy Learns Reading

This app is suitable for kids aged 6 – 8 years. It allows kids to learn how to spell basic words accurately. Kids are allowed to fill in missing letters and form three-letter words and numerous other creative combinations.

Grappy Learns Writing

Suitable for kids aged 5 and below, this app provides fun practice for kids who are learning to write. Connect-the-dots have been employed to help kids practice writing along with other engaging activities.


EduClipper is a learning platform that allows teachers to create assignments, share those with students and add feedback to students’ works. Therefore, it enables students to view their academic growth over time in digital learning portfolios.


This is a language app which allows users to learn several languages including Spanish, German, French, Italian and more. Starting from the basics, users can slowly work their way up to the advanced level accompanying speaking, listening, matching and translation exercises.

Knowji Vocab

This app is ideal for students aspiring for exams like SAT, GRE, ACT and ASVB. It comprises 1600 practical words used in news, books, movies, business and so on and helps tremendously in building a strong vocabulary.

The Elements in Action

This app brings the Periodic Table to life with 79 video exploration of the various distinct properties of the elements that make up the Periodic Table. The well-presented videos enables users to see the different elements and chemical reactions happening as well. It is like a laboratory in your pocket.


This app helps in understanding Physics easily with interesting tutorial, formula calculator and quizzes. Users will also be able to solve physics problems on the numerous topics covered.


This is not just an app, but also a global platform for students, teachers and parents. If offers access to thousands of flashcards and carefully curated lessons across numerous languages. Other study modes include memory cards, pop quiz, word builder, sentence builder and more.


The interactive e-books of this app helps its users learn just about anything from anatomy to photography and from cooking to travel. It also has exceptional search facilities, which allow users to locate the right content. It is like putting textbooks into tablets.


This is the best mindmapping and brainstorming app for students, teachers or just anybody. MindMeister to organize, prioritize and generate newer thoughts, ideas, notes, tips or any other information.

Now the question is, is this a so long for textbooks? Absolutely not! Used properly as an aid to traditional education, these apps can work wonders in enhancing a child’s learning experience. And for those of you who used to think iPads intrude into a peaceful study session, I have a question. Not only a distraction device now, are they?



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