You Live And You Learn: Best Educational Apps For Android
They say that we should never stop learning and that getting new information should become one of the key “constants” in our lives. It’s hard to argue with these wise words and why would we?
Knowledge, and especially knowledge turned into skill, is one of the most rewarding, promising and safe investments you can make – the one that could lead to a better position, better financial situation and simply a better understanding of the world.
We may be busier than we have ever been, but we also have a better access to information than ever before. And it would be rather unwise (to put it mildly) not to make use of the great learning advantages we have today.
To make things even easier, we have listed a few helpful educational apps for Android below to get you started.
Coursera has quickly gained popularity and in a way transformed the way we look at education. It’s mostly known as a website offering free online education from some of the top universities worldwide, but is now also available in the form of an application for both Android and IOS.
Coursera offers more than 600 courses on various subjects, that you can complete online and, for a small fee, get a certification of completion. Not too long ago, we could not even imagine that it’s possible to listen to lectures from MIT or CalTech while sitting at home and munching on a sandwich.
Having said that, studying online will require a strong sense of responsibility – and, even though, the courses are flexible – you will have to stick to a schedule and submit the assignments on time.
Surely, this app does not need an introduction, but it would also be strange to not include it into the list. TED Talks have won over the hearts of millions of people, by offering not only fun, interesting and easy-to-understand lectures on everything from science to pop culture, but also by being there as a source of inspiration and encouragement. Featuring talks by leaders and experts in various areas of life, these lectures are a great way to open yourself up to what is happening in the world and stay motivated to keep going.
Humans have always been fascinated by the sky. It seems to hold the answers to all the mysteries of the world and whenever we are happy, upset or simply wondering about life we instinctively look up at the stars. Well, wouldn’t it be nice to know more about what is actually there the next time you look up?
Star Chart is a great way to get to know more about Astronomy in an easy and comprehensible form by simply studying the night sky and learning the names of all the 88 constellations and more than 120,000 stars.
The one type of knowledge that seems to come up no matter where you work or what you do – is the knowledge of Geography. And one of the most embarrassing things to admit is that you don’t know this or that city or cannot show Bangkok on the map.
Map Master will drill you on your “map knowledge” in the form of a fun quiz. You will be asked to point country capitals, mountains, rivers and other objects on the map. You can also compete with up to ten friends to determine who will become the real Map Master.
Flash Card Maker Pro
Flash Card Maker Pro is a great way to study what you want to learn – so you will not have to look for specific subject apps, but just quiz yourself on the information you need the most. You will be able to make your own learning cards and then go through them once you get a free minute. This is a highly efficient method for language learning or boosting your memory – and much more convenient and fun than being stuck behind a book.
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