10 Free Android Apps To Help You Keep Learning This Summer

Summer is a time for trips, vacations, relaxing, and learning. Yes, you read that right. Thanks to these free Android apps (check out our iOS app guide here), learning on the go outside of the classroom has never been easier.

Looking to brush up on your english? What about figuring out which constellation is the one you’re staring at right now? Thanks to the ever-expanding Android app store, it’s easy (and free) to stay in the know. Here are our ten favorite free apps in no particular order… but what are yours? Let us know down in the comments or on our Facebook Page so others can benefit!

Want to view any of the apps? Just click the big title of each app (it’s a link!)

Test Your English Vocabulary

This application will help you learn essential vocabulary. You can test and improve your knowledge in two ways: You can either match words with their meanings or meanings with their words. Every test contains 10 questions and each question has 4 answer options. You have to select the correct answer. In the end of each test you can check your answers.

Math Practice Flash Cards

Math Practice Flash Cards is by TeachersParadise.com Studios. A fun game to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. You can tackle everything from addition, subtraction, multiplication, division to testing your skills using a ‘speed mode’ as well as the ability to redo missed cards. The app stores your times and keeps track in order to help you ‘gamify’ the learning process.


Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world TED’s official Android app presents talks from some of the world’s most fascinating people: education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus, and music legends. Find more than 1200 TEDTalk videos and audios (with more added each week) on the official TED app — now for tablets and smartphones. This app is made possible with the generous support of Sony.


Discover a huge collection of stunning images, videos, mission information, news, NASA TV and featured content with the new NASA App for Android. It features thousands of images from NASA IOTD, APOD and NASAImages.org. There are on-demand videos, details about what NASA is working on right now, launch countdowns, a map that shows where the International Space Station currently is, a look at NASA Twitter feeds, news, live streaming, and even a radio station. It’s pretty jam-packed and worth checking out if you’re interested in, well, learning about amazing things!

Riddle This

Bored on a road trip? Want to imporess your friends or tickle your brain? Riddle This is a useful app for supplying a nearly endless (600, which is plenty) supply of riddles. There are 7 different categories and each one has hundreds of riddles that will help you pass the time while stretching your mind. There’s my favorite functionality too, which is a ‘Random Riddle’ that is basically a shuffle mode that keeps you guessing. Worth the price! (Free)

123s ABCs Handwriting Fun SET

Want to practice your handwriting on an Android tablet or smartphone? Using Finger Tracing™ Flashcards, you can trace a letter, hear a letter, and then figure out the best way to make each character. Perfect for younger students looking to get a jump on penmanship, grammar, or spelling. Understanding each letter is a great way to master the entire alphabet. This app is a great learning tool for practicing the proper Zaner-Bloser© Print Style handwriting method. Zaner-Bloser© Print Set includes uppercase, lowercase, numbers and fun shapes.


Get Sparknotes study guides for literature, Shakespeare, poetry, and more. Get today’s most popular SparkNotes study guides for literature, Shakespeare, poetry, philosophy, drama and short stories. Access online or download to your device for use offline. Check-in to easily share your location and start a Sparknotes study group right from your mobile. Check-in update will appear on the Place page, your friends’ Facebook News Feed and your Wall.


Origami is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. Origami has become increasingly popular in Japan and the rest of the world. Many people enjoy the challenge of learning to fold traditional and non-traditional origami creations. This application will help you to get started. Try making an origami piece yourself. How to Make Origami explains how to make well-known origami figures that people have been making for a long time.

Assignment Planner

Never miss a due date again! Keep track of assignments, homework, projects, courses, classes and grades. Sort assignments by due date or course, set reminders to notify you when a due date is near, then mark them completed when you’re finished. Keep track of grades and your GPA! Simply the most intuitive and user friendly Assignment Planner on the market! Become the stellar student you always wanted to be. Stay organized and on top! Use the ad supported FREE version or upgrade to the ad free PRO version.

Perfect Ear

Heading to the opera or a concert? Ever wish you could tell the difference between musical keys? This app is a little-known but powerful tool that actually helps you boost your musical prowess. It’s an easy and fun ear training tool that will help both professional musicians and those who just want to improve their musical ear. It has 7 exercise types, a scale viewer tool, an absolute pitch trainer tool, and a few different instruments (the 3 most popular… piano, guitar, and bass).

1 Comment

  1. DonRokusek

    July 8, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Try Destiny Quest from Follett Software to check for resources at your school library.