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Mobile Apps for Education

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TF_iOS_100x97.pngTake the Thinkfinity Community wherever you go!

  • You can download this free Thinkfinity Android Mobile App now!
  • Or, you can download this freeThinkfinity iTunes Mobile App now!

 

With this app, you will be able to stay in touch with community discussions, browse resources, connect with groups and members, and ask and answer questions. You will still have the same "digital filing cabinet" that is available on the site now available to you in the mobile app, including your bookmarks, groups, and personal connections all within easy reach. So open our app in the teacher's lounge, at your lunch table, in the line at the grocery store, or whenever you have a question or need to explore or share an idea. It is a faster, easier way to participate in the Thinkfinity Community.

 

Build an App

If you're working with teens, please follow all posts regarding The Verizon Innovative App Challenge. This challenge encourages opportunities for middle school and high school students, working with a faculty advisor, to use their  STEM knowledge, their ingenuity, and their creativity to come up with an original mobile app concept that incorporates STEM and addresses a need or  problem in their school or community.


Are you part of the Thinkfinity Community? 
Read this blog, join these groups, and share your strategies in these discussions, all about apps for mobile devices from Verizon and its Content Partners:


Content Partner Apps

think_fast_100x100.pngMission US: Think Fast! About the Past
EDSITEment | iOS | 4-8
Learn about U.S. history using this free iPad game that is a companion to the Mission U.S. website that offers interactive journeys through U.S. history.

 


trading_cards_100x100.pngTrading Cards

ReadWriteThink | iOS | 3-8
Use this free iPad app for kids and teens to create trading cards for fictional people and places, real people and places, objects, events, and more. Imagine the fun of having kids create trading cards for favorite holiday characters and places.

 

Don't miss these ReadWriteThink videos that show you how to use their Word Mover and Trading Cards apps: Word Mover video, Trading Cards video


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Word Mover
ReadWriteThink | iOS | 3-12

Kids can use this free iPad app to create “found poetry” by choosing from word banks and existing famous works like “America the Beautiful” and Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” to arrange them into an original poem!

 

gravity_launch_100x100.pngGravity Launch
Science NetLinks | iOS | 3-12
Learn how gravity can affect objects. In this engaging, free iPad game, start as a novice space pilot where you have to pass two basic flight tests. Then try your hand at the Easy, Intermediate, Advanced, 2-Player, and Free Play missions.


wonderopolis2_100x100.pngWonderopolis
Wonderopolis | iOS | K-12
Wonderopolis offers multidisciplinary daily content through a Wonder of the Day®, containing a curious question, written text, vocabulary words, graphic images, and video inspire curiosity and exploration in and out of the classroom.

 

think_fast_100x100.pngMission US: Think Fast! About the Past
EDSITEment | Android | 4-8

Learn about U.S. history using this free android game that is a companion to the Mission U.S. website that offers interactive journeys through U.S. history.


concentration_100x100.pngConcentration
Illuminations | Android | PreK-5
Use this free android app by yourself or against a friend to match whole numbers, shapes, fractions, or multiplication facts to equivalent representations. Practice with the clear panes or step up the challenge with the windows closed. How many socks can you win?

 

okta_100x100.jpgDeep Sea Duel
Illuminations | Android | 3-5
Okta challenges you to a duel in this free android game. Collect cards with a specified sum, and you win! But you better do it before Okta does! Choose how many cards (9 or 16), what types of numbers (whole numbers or decimals), and Okta’s level of strategy (easy to hard).

equivalent_fractions2_100x100.jpgEquivalent Fractions
Illuminations | Android | 3-5
Using this free android app, create equivalent fractions by dividing and shading squares or circles, and match each fraction to its location on the number line. Check your work, and use the table feature to capture results and look for patterns.

okatas_rescue_100x100.pngOkta's Rescue

Illuminations | Android | PreK-2
Use this free android app to rescue Okta and his friends by transporting them to a safe ocean. Use your counting skills to save as many as you can before the timer runs out.

 


pick_a_path2_100x100.pngPick-a-Path
Illuminations |
Android |  3-5
Help Okta reach the target (maximum, minimum, or a specific value) by choosing a path from the top of the maze to the bottom. Seven levels with seven puzzles will test your skills with powers of ten, negative numbers, fractions, decimals, and more.

 

gravity_launch_100x100.pngGravity Launch
Science NetLinks | Android | 3-12
Learn how gravity can affect objects. In this engaging, free android game, start as a novice space pilot where you have to pass two basic flight tests. Then try your hand at the Easy, Intermediate, Advanced, 2-Player, and Free Play missions.

 

wonderopolis2_100x100.pngWonderopolis
Wonderopolis | Android | K-12
Wonderopolis offers multidisciplinary daily content through a Wonder of the Day®, containing a curious question, written text, vocabulary words, graphic images, and video to inspire curiosity and exploration in and out of the classroom.

 

Recommended Apps

Mobile Apps
EconEdLink | Collection | K-12
View this premier source for a collection of apps on economics and personal finance  for iOS and Android mobile devices.


Nat Geo Mobile
National Geographic | Collection | K-12
Download apps by National Geographic for your favorite device: iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch®, NOOK Color™, or Kindle. Read National Geographic magazines, view stunning photos, download fun games, and plan your travel with National Geographic apps.

 

Science Apps
ScienceNetLinks | Collection | K-12
Take a look at these STEM-related apps for iOS and Android mobile devices. These programs offer students the opportunity to hold science in their hands and put quality resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics literally at their fingertips.

 

STEM: Apps, TV, and More for Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math
Common Sense Media | Collection | PreK-8
Kids can sharpen their STEM skills as they engage in rich interactive activities and hear inspirational stories. Check out these websides, apps, games, books, and TV shows to spark kids' interest in STEM topics and careers.

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