My 10 Top Educational Apps for Teens

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ~ Nelson Mandela

In the words of great people, education is essential. Be it national growth or self-reliance, everything boils down to education. These are my best educational apps for helping you achieve your maximum potential.

*These apps are available on the Google Play Store and Apple Store.

10- BEEMINDER

“There is simply no substitute for hard work when it comes to achieving success.” ~ Heather Bresch

Hard work has no substitute. Some people are genetically predisposed to hyperactivity; some have it worse than others. Beeminder is a goal tracker. It tracks your progress on anything that has numerical value: grades, GPA, etc. You pledge money that you will stay on track. If you get off track, they charge you! Learn more here.

9- MY STUDY LIFE

“Punctuality is not just limited to arriving at a place at right time, it is also about taking actions at right time.” ~ Amit Kalantri

Having detention is the worst thing that could happen to a student. Especially if you have MUN meetings, soccer practice, band, and SAT practice every other day. My Study Life fixes all of that. It’s a planner on your phone. It has all of your schedules, quizzes and tests, and exams. All you have to do is remember your phone. Learn more here.

8- YOUTUBE

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

Many see YouTube as a distraction, but under the right circumstances, it can be a very useful tool for learning. Find channels that help you learn more about what you are passionate about and let learning take flight! Learn more now.

7- LUMOSITY

“We speak not only to tell other people what we think, but to tell ourselves what we think. Speech is a part of thought.” ~ Oliver Sacks

This app will train your brain, specifically your cognitive function. This is the perfect app to build skills and further develop your brain. Learn more here.

6- STUDY BLUE

“Study hard, for the well is deep, and our brains are shallow.” ~ Richard Baxter

This is an app that allows you to make online flashcards. You can also take practice tests on any subject before an exam. Learn more here.

5- TED

 “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” ~ Margaret Mead

TED, including TED-Ed and TEDx. TED’s slogan is, “Ideas worth spreading.” TED is a platform where you watch conferences with dignified people talking about things that are beneficial. It won’t help your grades but it will help your education. Learn more here.

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” ~ Mark Twain.

4- EVERNOTE

“You have to make your own condensed notes. You learn from MAKING them.” ~  Peter Rogers

Evernote, in my opinion, is the best note-taking software. It syncs your phone, PC, and tablet. It makes note-taking much easier. Learn more here.

3- DUOLINGO

“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” ~ Frank Smith

Duolingo helps people learn languages in the most entertaining way possible. With languages ranging from Spanish to Swahili, you won’t have a shortage. Learn more here.

2- DESMOS

“Increasingly, the mathematics will demand the courage to face its implications.” ~ Michael Crichton

Have you ever forgotten your graphing calculator at home? Desmos fixes that problem. It is a graphing calculator on your phone. Forgetting your calculator has never had lower implications. Learn more here.

1- EDX

“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” ~ Brigham Young

In many societies around the world, women are seen just as child-bearers. This problem has one root: education, or the lack thereof.  edX, an app created by MIT and Harvard, gives you the power to learn. You can take classes from universities all over the world by selecting a subject you want to take. You can even receive certificates for a fee. Learn more here.

What are your best educational apps?

This post was written by Bridgeway Student, Susan Ubogu, in response to our 2016-17 Blogger Competition, as one of our top 5 blogger students. Thank you, Susan! We are proud to share your research and insight.  Keep using these tools to develop your best potential.

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