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100’s of Android App Recommendations for Teaching and Learning

by Kelly Walsh on April 13, 2015



We’ve combed and curated the Web to find collections of the best apps for students and for teaching and learning, specifically for Android-based tablets and smartphones. Following are hundreds of recommendations from respected sources!

The 50 Best Education Apps For Android from TeachThought:

Best Android Apps for Kids from CommonSenseMedia

11 best Android learning apps from Android Authority

30 Of the Best Educational Android Apps for Kids from Parent Map

10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education from eSchoolNews

Best kids’ apps 2015: 42 best free and cheap apps for kids, toddlers and teens  from PC Advisor

30 best Android apps for kids in 2014, from the Guardian

19 top free apps for college students, from Consumer Reports

When you’re done perusing these app recommendations, here are a few more useful resources:

Good Resources for Learning More About Android Apps for Education

Google Play for Education:
“Google Play for Education is an extension of Google Play designed for schools. Here educators can discover Android and Chrome apps approved by teachers for teachers, as well as educational videos and a collection of classic books for their classroom.”

The Education Apps Category on Google Play:

Android4Schools: Byrne of FreeTech4Teachers maintains this informative site.

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Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer at The College of Westchester, in White Plains, NY, where he also teaches. In 2009, Walsh founded He frequently delivers presentations and training on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. His eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book is available here. Walsh became the Community Administrator for the Flipped Learning Network in June of 2016. In his "spare time" he also writes, records, and performs original music ... stop by and have a listen!

[Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, or those of other writers, and not those of my employer. - K. Walsh]

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Moftare August 30, 2016 at 1:47 pm

Thanks Kelly! Great List :)

Moftare also wrote on “Top Education Apps” which compliments this list and could be useful for students. For more, visit:

Sonia Bray February 27, 2016 at 5:25 pm

Thank you for the app recommendations. I am old school and have not embraced fully technology. I kind of enjoy the freedom of being disconnected. ASM may change that. I look forward to using some of these apps.

Jeff Holmes September 29, 2015 at 12:56 pm

We have a free kids Math game called Box Drop Math Addition, a fun game for mastering math facts that is now free in all the app stores! We’d love to hear what you think of it:
Google Play:
Check out our trailer on Youtube:

Przemek July 28, 2015 at 8:25 am

You should update the list to add Globe Master, simple but extremely difficult geography game, which is very popular here

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