Following the lead of Lucy Gray, I’ve created and shared a “Favorite Education Apps” curated list on Appolicious. These are my “top 10 education applications” for the iPod Touch and iPhone, for students in intermediate / secondary grades.

Best iPhone Apps: Wesley's Favorite Education Apps by wfryer | Appolicious ™ iPhone App Directory

All of the above apps DO work with the iPod Touch, with the exception of Pano which is iPhone-only (at this point) since it requires a camera. AudioBoo does require a microphone, so if your older iPod Touch doesn’t have one consider getting a ThumbTack mic. All of these listed apps are free except Pano, it costs $3.

In case you are accessing this page in a location where Flickr is blocked, here’s my list in text form!

AudioBoo: This is a great application for quickly posting geo-tagged images with audio. Ideal for field trips!

WordPress: People learn to write better when they write more frequently, and often when the write for an interested audience! This WordPress app can be used on classroom team blogs by students as well as teachers, who have different access/publishing rights.

Evernote: When you are learning it’s important to take notes. Evernote lets your notes “live” in the cloud, so you can access them on multiple platforms.

Pano: Learning can and should be documented with lots of images. Pano lets you create “stitched” panoramic photos using multiple shots.

Google Mobile App: Google’s tools for writing and collaboration, like Google Docs, are ideal for students and teachers. This app provides mobile access to your Google-verse.

NASA App: NASA has a lot of rocket scientists working for them. Generally we don’t get to hang out enough with these folks. This app can help.

Read It Later Free: Sometimes Internet access is not available, but you still want to read/access web content. Read It Later can help.

Stanza: Stanza not only lets you read eBooks, it also has a desktop app you can use to create and sync your own.

StoryKit: Create and share an electronic storybook. Helping learners become authors is a BIG deal. This app helps.

Google Earth: GE can be great to help students make geographic connections to different topics and concepts in the curriculum.

[end of list]

Other apps I ALMOST included in this list but didn’t are:
Brushes ($5)
Dropbox (free)
MobileRSS (free)
Epicentral (free)
Touch Physics Lite (free)

What’s on YOUR list of top education apps for the iPod Touch or iPhone?

Remember there can be no CREATIVITY without CREATION. I love apps which empower learners MAKE / CREATE stuff!

My complete library of iPhone / iPod Touch apps is available on Appolicious. If you are surprised by some of the titles, remember this is a comprehensive list of ALL the apps our family has and uses, including my 3 pre-teen kids!

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  1. Jym Brittain says:

    I’m presenting on Mobile Applications for Learning at the Heartland e-Conference next week. Mind if I include this information – with citation, of course?

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  3. Great list Wesley! Thanks for the Appolicious mention. We have a budding collection of iPhone app lists for education here: and we invite educators to create their own lists here:

  4. And Jym – let me know if we at Appolicious can help you in any way regarding your presentation…

  5. Wesley Fryer says:

    Jym: Please share! Hope to see you at the conference, I’ll be there tool I’ll look for your session.

    Kern Kelly has a good list of education apps as well that he shared in his 2009 K-12 Online Conference presentation, “The iPod Touch in the Classroom.”

    Tony Vincent’s preso resources for “Do So Much with an iPod Touch” are also superb.

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  7. Jym Brittain says:

    Thanks folks! I dont want to come across as too Apple-centric so I’m only including a few of these in the presentation and workshop. But! I will definitely include all the suggestions in a take-away for the attendants.

  8. Take a look at showanytime. It allows you to show PPT and PDF files from iPhone/iTouch device to a pico projector. I also like iTalk lite for using your iDevice as a digital recorder.

  9. Gary B. Roberts says:

    Here’s another top-ten list of Apps for education — this one is actually developed by students for other students, and has received a good deal of interest on campus. The owner of the web site is an 18-year old freshman: Travis Allen.

    Take a look at the bottom of the page:



  10. Holly says:

    Hi, my name is Holly Longenecker. I’m taking classes at the University of South Alabama, and one of my assignments is to regularly visit your blog. Here is our class blog:
    I’ll be visiting often and leaving a summary on my own personal blog

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