I originally wrote about Windows 8 apps for education a few weeks ago.
And since last time, that I’ve installed some more apps, so here’s my additional recommended education apps for Windows 8:
Windows Store link for Mathrathon
It’s a simple maths game – you’re shown two numbers along with a simple addition or subtraction sign, and the answer. All you need to do is to click Correct or Wrong. Mathrathon creates 60 random questions (and the most difficult I got was 143-87=22). Sounds simple? Well, turns out it’s a lot trickier than you imagine, and it’s actually turned into quite a competitive challenge amongst a group at the office.
As this is listed in Games, not in Education, it’s also a reminder to check that category too for great learning games.
SAS Flash Cards
Windows Store link for SAS Flash Cards
This is a flash card app with a great list of additional things that are good for teachers as well as students. Probably the best one is that you can create your own flash cards by uploading a spreadsheet. I could imagine that would make it much easier for a teacher to create flash cards to match their lesson plans. And the second handy addition is that, in Quiz mode, the results can be emailed – so that students could send their results back to a teacher, which would be great for assessment of/for learning.
Windows Store link for QuickMath
QuickMath is a simple app for improving your calculation knowledge. It presents you with a calculation of two numbers from 0 to 99 which you have to multiply. After you submit the result the app shows if your answer was correct or wrong. To be honest, this turned out to be quite tricky for me to do, but made me think quite hard for the mental maths tricks I could use to get the answer more quickly.
Viewer for Khan Academy
Windows Store link for Viewer for Khan Academy
This is an independently developed video player for educational videos from Khan Academy, which was developed by Joel Martinez as a Coding4Fun Community Project.
Original post by Ray Fleming