This is a great list of apps that can be used in middle school learning environments. With over 100 of the best iPhone, iPad and Android apps for middle school students reviewed by our moms and teachers, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect app for your kids’ needs.
Robot School gives kids a chance to rescue a stranded robot while learning basic computer programming skills and developing a better understanding of how computers work. Along the way, they will build logic skills, observation skills, attention to detail, and other important life skills.
Cato’s Hike is an entertaining and engaging app that will teach players concepts about creating computer programs. It encourages problem-solving, logic, attention to details, and many more vital skills that will be needed by adults no matter what career they may choose.
MARTi is an innovative and outstanding tool that will improve quality of life for individuals struggling with learning problems, dementia, cognitive challenges, autism, traumatic brain injury and many other conditions that impair reasoning, memory, sequencing and other vital skills.
Quizlet is a great tool for older students to use for memorizing and studying rote information from their own flashcards, their teacher’s sets, or even sets of flashcards created by other students in similar classes.
Duolingo offers a positive and comprehensive language learning experience that most middle school, high school, and adult students will find engaging and fun. It features short, effective lessons and practice, motivational rewards, and a built-in goal-setting feature.
Khan Academy’s app provides a comprehensive library of topics and skills that support Common Core goals. It includes a wealth of information particularly on middle school and high school classes, as well as useful topics for college students and adults.
MyScript Calculator is a powerful scientific calculator that has the advantage of accepting hand-written input on the device’s screen. It simplifies entry of complex equations and has a number of great features that increase its usefulness.
CK-12 offers a comprehensive system of review resources and practice questions that will help students get ahead in school. The app does a thorough job of covering vital ideas in elementary math as well as middle and high school high school math and science.
Geoboard, by the Math Learning Center is an outstanding app that will help students from middle elementary school through high school develop and improve their understandings of geometry, fraction concepts, and much more.
Middle School Vocabulary Prep offers hundreds of words with definitions and parts of speech in learning, quiz, and test modes. It will provide middle and high school students with hours of productive vocabulary practice that will improve performance in class and on standardized tests.
Middle School Science Pro 8th Grade is an engaging way to encourage students to review middle school science concepts. Two modes of play, the ability to earn banana tokens and unlock levels, and the potential to gather game enhancements will help many students stay more engaged.
Book Creator for iPad is a fantastic tool to encourage authors and illustrators of all ages and abilities to express themselves and share their work with family, friends and even the world if they wish.
Mad Libs, the word game that makes learning parts of speech worthwhile, is great fun for players of all ages and stages. There’s something timeless about nonsense, and this app hides significant learning beneath a layer of fun.
Tic Tac Math Trilogy is a simple, effective system that provides vital, practical practice with math skills from basic computation through algebra, and it even includes a massive section on operations with fractions for good measure.
Attributes by Math Doodles is an entertaining way to sharpen a host of higher-order thinking skills that will not only support the development of understanding of math concepts, but will also build attention to detail, reasoning and many other vital mental muscles.
Inventioneers opens the door to creative and inventive play by challenging users to solve problems. Users can position objects and tiny helpers called Inventioneers to accomplish each goal while learning about physics concepts.
Say Word is a perfect tool for students in middle to upper elementary on up to use for practice with difficult homophones and easily-confused words. Most will find the vocabulary and concepts challenging and interesting.
Winky Think Logic Puzzles is an outstanding app that will provide hours of productive play value to children from preschool age on up. Everyone will benefit from exercising their logic, problem-solving, and thinking skills and everyone will enjoy the fun puzzles.
Knowji Vocab 7-10 is an outstanding and useful vocabulary development program that will help teens to prepare for high-stakes tests, assist students to prepare for collegiate level reading, and adults to review important vocabulary.
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Middle School Confidential 3: What’s Up with My Family makes an outstanding addition to an already excellent series. Companion materials and printed books will make it an ideal addition to many youth programs.
Based on a Canadian animated television show, Oh No! It’s an Alien Invasion: Turret Alert is a moderately entertaining game for older elementary and middle school age kids. Unlike many game apps, this is child friendly with no IAP’s (in app purchases) or unprotected external links.