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Duolingo - Makes language learning a cakewalk. It helps us learn many languages like English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Latin, etc. in a fun and interactive way. It starts with basic picture labeling games. As you complete more levels, there will be many different kinds of engaging games that will improve your vocabulary and grammar skills. You can also set your daily goals. The app also tracks your performance to provide insights.

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Kahoot - create your own game in minutes.  Teachers love to turn a boring lesson into a game to motivate their students, but not everyone has the skills to make a game from scratch. The GetKahoot website makes it easy to turn your class into a gameshow. All you have to do is enter your prepared questions and answers into the site to create an instantly playable game. Your students can then download the Kahoot app to use as a buzzer to join in on the fun.

Khan Academy - Khan Academy is a free to download app for both students and teachers. This classroom learning app can assign videos, articles, and/or problem sets for the students to complete outside of class. The app allows you to watch more than 4,300 video lessons on topics including math, science, economics, and humanities either by streaming them from the site or downloading them for later viewing or when you don't have an Internet connection.

Nearpod - Nearpod offers teachers an easy-to-use app for creating interactive lesson plans, presentations, assessments, and digital content.. Student engagement platform with ready to run interactive lessons for k-12 teachers.  It's an instructional platform that merges formative assessment and dynamic media for collaborative learning experiences. 

Notability - Notability is one of the most versatile apps available for notes taking. Type or write notes on notebooks and organize them into folders in the app. However, it also lets you annotate PDFs, which can be great for grading student papers. Notability also records audio and lets you take notes at the same time. So, you could be having a reading conference with a student, or testing their reading fluency with the audio recorder, while taking notes at the same time on your iPad.

Photomath - The Learning process in Photomath is pretty simple. It allows you to solve complex math problems very easily.  You take a picture of handwritten or printed questions. Then the app itself teaches you how to solve those questions through step by step explanations and instructions. Features include: scan printed/handwritten problems, multiple solving methods, animated instructions, Interactive graphs, scientific calculator and no need for internet.

Quizlet - Flashcard and study tools teachers can use to discover content for their classes amongst the millions of study sets on Quizlet. Save time by finding study sets created by other that cover exactly what students' need.  With the Quizlet app, you can easily find resources for any subject at any level. Revise for any subject with fun and interactive flashcards, games and diagrams. Quizlet makes it easy to discover and create study materials for languages, history, science and more.

Sololearn: Learn to Code - Essentially a paradise for coding enthusiasts. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, soloLearn can get your coding juices flowing with its immense collection of free coding tutorials across languages like java, python, c++, swift, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and so on.

Udemy - One of the best learning apps for students with more than 130,000 video tutorials for courses ranging from technology and business to personal development lessons like drawing, writing, yoga, etc. Users get to learn topics at their own pace.

Wolframalpha ($) - Anyone in the knowledge profession will find WolframAlpha helpful in checking facts, doing calculations, discovering new information, and researching new angles on practically any subject to boost teaching and learning. The WolframAlpha computational knowledge engine covers a huge array of topics, offering information on disparate subjects like mathematics, physics, astronomy, earth sciences, life sciences, weather, geography, history, music, linguistics, sports, finance, socioeconomics — you name it. It is a superlative resource for both teachers and students in any field of study.

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