10 years back from now, we used to call TV as idiot box as people used to spend hours in front of a black, cubical, electronic box and let the precious time run into vain. Fast forward present, Television has been replaced by smartphone which become smarter than ever but the humans–well, yet to.
Android, the largest smartphone OS, has plenty of best applications in education category those will definitely boost your brain and will make you smarter. No lies, smart for real. Smart use of smart phone starts from here, Install and start using best android apps listed below. Safari of knowledge world is about to start…and all of these for free or nominal charge!
Do you love learning new languages? Duolingo is the best android app has over 50,000,000 – 100,000,000 downloads till date. You can learn any foreign language, be it English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, Russian, Ukrainian, Esperanto, Polish or Turkish etc… with this app.
Duolingo’s UX and gamification of learning process makes this android app The best language-learning app in my list.
It’s free, no ads, no fees.
#2 Khan Academy
Khan academy offers detailed videos and articles in the areas, math (arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, calculus, linear algebra), science (biology, chemistry, physics), economics, and even the humanities with tutorials on art history, civics, finance, and more.
Just as Duolingo, Khan Academy is free. Their videos are widely used in many rural schools as a means of e-learning.
Memrise Android app is designed by world’s renowned memory coach Ed Cooke. Memrise makes use of memory-enhancing techniques confirmed by extensive scientific research. Millions of users across the world use Memrise application to learn over 200 different languages including Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Russian and many more widely used languages.
As the app’s name announces, “mem – memory, rise – rise”. The app uses tree-plant gamification technique to make sure that you remember everything. It works well too.
Duolingo, Khan Academy and Memrise are free.If you’re looking for apps those offer Online Courses, then..
EdX is one kind of a virtual university where you can learn and take many online courses. Here one can learn from the super experts of Harvard University, MIT, UC Berkeley, Microsoft along with instructors of other 70 global universities. EdX Android App provides free courses in some major fields like Engineering, History, Science, Nutrition, Big Data and hundreds more.
EdX is offering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to job seekers, professionals, students, teachers, homeschoolers, high school students preparing for college, and anyone looking to improve skills for professional and continuing education.
This application is totally free and has plenty of courses for them who wants a free education and loves learning.
Coursera is one of the finest educational Android application for students & professionals where they can take courses from the best universities in the world. Coursera provides you 115+ online courses from top universities and leading institutions including Stanford, Yale, Princeton and others.
Coursera Android Application allows you to browse more than 1000 courses in over 25 subject areas which include mathematics to music and medicine. One can stream lecture videos online at any time and also download to watch it later. If you don’t know English very well then don’t worry this application provides courses in 12 languages including Chinese, Spanish, French and Russian.
Udemy is one unique educational platform having more than 32000 course and tutorials. Udemy is trusted by some of the leading companies like Pepsi and Century21. Udemy students can take courses from their computer or mobile device. The best thing about Udemy platform is that each course is on demand and provides life time access with no expirations.
Udemy android application has some of the premier courses available including programming, development, IT & Software, business, marketing, music and many more. This application offers courses more than 80 languages.
Udemy has a quite similar model to Coursera where some courses are free and some are paid. After analyzing both the application we can say Coursera has pretty UI than Udemy.
Udacity platform is different from other online educational platform. The students or professionals who want to learn programming and big data to build a career than Udacity is for you. As per Udacity team courses are taught by industry experts from giant IT companies like Facebook, Google, Clodera and MongoDB.
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Using Udacity android application you can learn very basics of programming to more advanced courses. Udacity offers classes in various areas for people who looking for a promotion at work or to learn some jackass skills for a new project. Udacity for Android is the learning experience that fits into your lifestyle.
Udacity’s Android App Development course by Google is one the best online courses out there.
Hold on for a minute!
All seven apps listed above, are to feed brain a stream of knowledge. But here i want to introduce some application which will train your brain.
Time look at some apps to train our brain too!
Elevate – Brain Training android application is downloaded 10 million times worldwide. This application is designed to processing speed, speaking skills; improve attention, math skills and more. The more you train your brain with Elevate the more you will improve your skills that are proven to boost productivity, earning power and self confidence.
This application have 35+ brain games which can improve your skills like focus, memory, math, precision and comprehension. It also provides workout calendar which helps you to track your training schedule and keeps you motivated.
Peak is one more android application which designed to train your brain. This application is awarded by Google as one of the best Android Apps of 2015. It has more than 20 mini games across different categories and all designed with the help of neuroscientists.
Peak is personalized training program and specifically designed to improve your brain with memory, problem solving, mental agility and language skills.
Like Elevate, Peak keeps manipulating difficulty levels to keep brain training challenging.
Lumosity android application is most popular application to train your brain used by more than 70 million users worldwide. This application is developed by a team of scientists and designers who tries to explore new ways to challenge the brain and push cognitive research forward. Lumosity team also works with over 40 university researchers worldwide.
Lumosity provides 25+ games into daily program which can challenge your brain and train it.
Still here?!You’re a smart human with extra smart smartphone now! Go powerup your brain!