Education Apps

Lifelong learners and students of all ages will revel in the number of apps that assist with the learning process. For a list of our top choices, explore AppCraver’s Editor Picks for Best Education Apps for iPhone and iPad, or read on for current news and reviews of iOS Education applications.


Buy Color Me !!! on the App Store

Color Me Happy, It's an App for Little Kids!!!

For parents of preschoolers on the prowl for good apps that mix learning and technology, Color Me!!! by SID On is a featured app for kids that provides young children with a mobile electronic coloring book.

SpaceTime Super Calculator for Advanced Math Functions

SpaceTime. A graphing and scientific calculator built on an advanced mathematics engine. It's not the kind of thing you need every day, but it is the kind of specialized calculator that you expect to pay dearly for when you do need it.

Buy Distant Suns: The new way to look at the sky on the App Store

Distant Suns 2 Puts Space in Your Pocket

Distant Suns 2: Unleash your inner astronaut -- Judging by the number of pocket planetariums and other astronomy apps in the App Store's inventory, stargazing is not just for fans of Star Wars or astronomy nerds like me.

Buy MonsterABC on the App Store

MonsterABC Wraps up Entertainment and Education in One App

One of the newer edutainment apps to hit the marker is MonsterABC, an alphabet primer with a monstrously cute theme.

Buy Sign 4 Me - A Signed English Translator on the App Store

Sign4Me is a 3D Signed English Translator for iPhone and Touch

I would like to preface this review of Sign4Me for iPhone and iPod touch  by saying that I am not an expert in Signed English or American Sign Language (ASL), but am aware there are differences.

Buy Pocket Universe: Virtual Sky Astronomy on the App Store

Pocket Universe is Astronomy Made Easy

Summer is a great time for stargazing and of course your iPhone can aid in that endeavor. Pocket Universe - Your Astronomy Guide by Craic Design is an astronomy guide for iPhone and iPod Touch that has a few good features that utilize the unique capabilities of these devices.

Buy iBird West Guide to Birds on the App Store

iBird Explorer Western: A Beautiful View From Above

At some point in your life you hear the sweet or annoying sounds of a bird yet to be identified. If you love birds and the sounds they make, and live or travel in the Western Region of North America, iBird Explorer Western iPhone app by the Mitch Waite Group is a wonderful resource to have available.

Buy SAT® Vocab Challenge Vol. 1, by The Princeton Review on the App Store

Improve Your SAT® Score and Build Your Vocabulary with SAT® Vocab Challenge

SAT® Vocab Challenge - I am now and will remain a proponent of “edutainment” until I am no longer capable of independent thought. Regardless of the stance some educators and parents might take, there is absolutely nothing wrong with making learning fun and if a student can learn something from playing a game, then why not take advantage of it?

Buy Touch Karma (Parenting) on the App Store

Touch Karma

Touch Karma (Parenting) is for moms and dads who like to keep a record of who has been naughty and who has been nice.

Buy My Schedule on the App Store

My Schedule Helps Students Keep Up in Class

My Schedule is one in a very long list of time-management apps in the App Store. The truth is, there are so many capable apps in this category that it's nearly impossible for me to recommend one over the other.

Buy Today In History on the App Store

Today in History Explorer Cabral Discovered Brazil and It's a Holiday

On Apr. 22, 1500,  explorer Pedro Alvares Cabral first laid eyes on Brazil. I just learned this last week from Today in History, from developer Down-Shift. There’s no mystery about Today in History iPhone app.

Buy iStudiez Pro on the App Store

iStudent Pro Might be the App For Your Dreams

iStudent Pro - I have this recurring nightmare that I’m a student and I’m very late for classes, or worse, I’m running up and down long hallways trying to find the right room. It’s apparently a common dream.

Buy Planetarium on the App Store

Soar Through Space with a Pocket Planetarium

Planetarium is an iPhone app that puts the solar system in your pocket. Developed by Core Coders, Planetarium features planets displayed in beautiful 3D along with features that allow you to fly across the solar system or watch the rotational orbit of the planets.

Buy Math Attack on the App Store

Math Attack is Fun, but Doesn't Quite Add Up

Math Attack - I have a bit of experience when it comes to incorporating technology and learning, but I will refrain from giving you my resume and simply say that I appreciate games that attempt to make learning fun.

Stanford on iTunes U Debuts Free Online Course on iPhone Programming

Stanford on iTunes U Debuts Free Online Course on iPhone Programming

If you're interested in learning how to code for the iPhone and the iPod touch, here's your big chance — and it's free to boot. Stanford School of Engineering has just launched today a 10-week online course that's open to the public.