Thursday, September 6, 2012

Educational Apps - A few to consider (Free!)

Apps, Apps everywhere and not sure which to buy?  No commitment necessary for these free tools. 

First for the readers out there -

Goodreads is a great way to find new books, keep track of books you read, write reviews and get suggestions for new books.  It is used widely by classes to share book reviews.  The app for this social site lets you use all the functions and also allows you to add books to your shelves by scanning the barcode on the back.  

Lisa's bookshelf: read

The Hunger Games
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The Fault in Our Stars

This app gives you access to the free books at Project Gutenberg.

For Math, Science and More -
From Wikipedia Commons, by Zephyris

If you've never used this"computational knowledge engine" this is the time to check it out.  Do  calculus, find our how many people have your name, learn more about an element or a color.  Apps are available for most mobile devices.

 The periodic table for quick reference and a molecular weight calculator.

"Simply tap to change RNA codons and related amino acid information will be displayed. Colourful pictures are available for every amino acid molecules. User also can browse information by selecting an amino acid from the list. "