Android Apps

Android devices have become a powerful tool in the classroom.  With Google Play for Education (GPFE), they are much easier to set up and manage than other tablet solutions.  Teachers can also easily send content through the GPFE store to their student's tablets.

There are more and more great Android apps available everyday.  The following are some that work well in various classroom environments.

Download the latest release of the official Blogger app, and start blogging on the go.

Book Creator
The simple way to create your own beautiful ebooks, right on your tablet.  Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on.

Chrome Remote Desktop
Securely access your computers from your Android device.

CK-12 is an app to help students, and teachers improve K-12 learning globally by providing self-pace learning content & tools.  Focuses on math and science, but does have other subjects also.

With ClassDojo, teachers and parents help children learn important soft skills, such as grit, curiosity, and focus - for free! ClassDojo replaces classroom management tools and behavior trackers like gold-star charts, with positive feedback and parent communication.

ClassDojo for Students
With ClassDojo for Students, you'll be able to check your daily progress, and you'll also be able to create a fun avatar that will show in class.

Comic Strip It!
With Comic Strip It you can make compelling comic strips and story boards instantly, wherever you go.

Drawp for School
Drawp for School is a powerful creativity tool for learning and collaboration. Drawp’s time-saving classroom management system has built-in sharing, cloud storage, and workflow management for students and teachers.

Edmodo takes learning beyond the classroom by providing a free, safe place for teachers and students to connect and collaborate—anytime, anywhere.

Epic! Unlimited Books for Kids
Epic! is absolutely free to elementary school teachers and school librarians in the US and Canada.  Epic! brings access to unlimited children's literature into every classroom. The diverse and wide-ranging library of eBooks and audio content can be used as a general resource or as part of the curriculum.  To sign up for your free educator account visit

Explain Everything
An easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.  Integrates with Google Drive and YouTube to upload recordings of your sessions.

First Grade Math Word Problems
Easy-to-use exercises for First Grade Math Word Problems.

Gmail is built on the idea that email can be more intuitive, efficient, and useful. And maybe even fun. Get your email instantly via push notifications, read and respond to your conversations online & offline, and search and find any email.

Google Calendar
Get the official Google Calendar app for your Android phone and tablet to save time and make the most of every day.

Google Chrome
Browse fast on your Android phone and tablet with the Google Chrome browser you love on desktop. Pick up where you left off on your other devices with tab sync, search by voice, and save up to 50% of data usage while browsing.

Google Classroom
Classroom helps teachers save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students.

Google Docs
Create, edit, and collaborate with others on documents from your Android phone or tablet with the free Google Docs app.

Google Drive
Get started with Google Drive for free and have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. All your files in Drive – like your videos, photos, and documents – are backed up safely so you can’t lose them. Easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders.

Google Hangouts
Use Hangouts to keep in touch. Message friends, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group.

Google Keep
Quickly capture what’s on your mind and get a reminder later at the right place or time. Speak a voice memo on the go and have it automatically transcribed. Grab a photo of a poster, receipt or document and easily find it later in search. Google Keep makes it easy to capture a thought or list for yourself, and share it with friends and family.

Google Sheets
Create, edit, and collaborate with others on spreadsheets from your Android phone or tablet with the free Google Sheets app.

Google Slides
Create, edit, and collaborate with others on presentations from your Android phone or tablet with the free Google Slides app.

Google Translate
Translate between 90 languages with Google Translate.

iStoryBooks brings to life your child’s favorite fairy tales, folk stories and timeless classics with brilliant illustrations, read along text and voice narration that’s perfect for kids of all ages.

Like a “Playstation for education”, Kahoot! is a game-based educational platform that leaves your students begging for more. With a refreshingly new take on introducing a subject and formative assessment - through quizzing, collaboration and presentation of content - Kahoot! initiates peer-led discussions, with students left on the edge of their seats.

Kids ABC Letters
With Kids ABC Letters, your children will learn the alphabet letter names and will practice letter shapes, letter recognition, and finding letters in context.

Kids ABC Letter Phonics
Teaches children letter sounds and the basics of blending.

Kids ABC Letter Trains
Intended for kids ages 2-7, Kids ABC Letter Trains invites children to learn and identify letters and their sounds (phonics), using trains and railroads as their tools.

Kids Learn to Read
Kids Learn to Read is a delightful game that blends sounds into words, read and form simple words, identify spoken words and learn word families.

Kids Numbers and Math
Makes learning numbers and basic math skills enjoyable.

Kids Preschool Puzzles
Contains over a 100 puzzles of different categories for preschool and kindergarten students.

Kids Reading Sight Words
Join Tammy the frog on a journey through four exciting activities as she hops from one activity to the next to learn and review commonly used English words from the list of 220 Dolch sight words. There are five levels of vocabulary for the child to learn and review.

Kids Telling Time
Helps practice setting time and telling time on both digital and analog clocks.

Math vs Zombies
The world is overrun with zombies. You are a part of a squad of highly trained scientists who can save us. Using your math skills and special powers you can treat infected zombies to contain the threat.

My Sight Words
"My Sight Words" helps pre and early readers develop their skills through a fun and kid-friendly interaction with sight words (also known as Dolch words). 

The Nearpod platform enables teachers to use their tablet to manage content on students' mobile devices. It combines presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.

Take handwritten notes naturally on your Android tablet or phone! With Papyrus you can write just like you would on paper using an active pen, passive stylus, or your finger. Easily markup PDFs to fill out forms, edit/grade papers, or sign documents. Import images, draw shapes, and add typed text to your notes. Quickly select, copy/paste, and move content between pages and notes. Organize your notes within notebooks and increase your productivity!

Watch videos on your tablet, phone or Android TV from your favorite PBS KIDS television series anytime, anywhere (in the USA).

Plickers lets you poll your class for free, without the need for student devices. Just give each student a card (a “paper clicker”), and use your Android smartphone or tablet to scan them to do instant checks-for-understanding, exit tickets, and impromptu polls. Best of all, your data is automatically saved, student-by-student, at

A doodling app on Chromecast or multiple connected devices.

Manage your classroom, create and submit assignments, participate in interactive discussions, perform assessments, collaborate with your peers, and more!

Seesaw Classroom
Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school.  Students can use photos, videos, drawings, text notes, links to show what they know.

Sketchbook Express
Autodesk SketchBook Express for Tablets is a professional-grade paint and drawing application designed for android devices with screen sizes of 4" and above. SketchBook Express offers a dedicated set of sketching tools and delivers them through a streamlined and intuitive user interface.

Slice Fractions
Get your child excited about his or her next math discovery through this award-winning, problem solving game. We’ve teamed up with university education experts to craft an incredibly fun way to learn fractions.

See something that sparks an idea? Use Skitch to snap it, mark it up with simple tools, and send it on in an instant.

Socrative Student
Students share their understanding by answering formative assessment questions in a variety of formats: quizzes, quick question polls, exit tickets and space races.

Socrative Teacher
Engage, assess and personalize your class with Socrative! Educators can initiate formative assessments through quizzes, quick question polls, exit tickets and space races all with their Socrative Teacher app. Socrative will instantly grade, aggregate and provide visuals of results to help you identify opportunities for further instruction.

VocabularySpellingCity is a fun way to learn spelling and vocabulary words by playing engaging learning games using any word list.

Starfall ABCs
Your child will come to recognize the relationship between spoken and written language while having fun learning to read.

Starfall Learn to Read
Your child will come to recognize the relationship between spoken and written language while having fun learning to read.

Tracing ABC Letter Worksheets
Tracing ABC is a fun way for preschoolers to learn their ABCs and digits.

Tynker for Schools
Learn to program with puzzles and easily build your own games. Start by solving coding puzzles. Over 200 puzzles included in 4 adventures. Then, easily build your own games using the Tynker Workshop which includes 10 game-kits and a new Character Creator with millions of customizable characters to inspire imaginative games and stories.

The WeVideo Video Editor & Maker helps you capture moments and edit them on-the-go. Create amazing movies, photo-stories and slideshows. Share them on your favorite social networks.

Xodo PDF Reader and Annotator
Xodo is the ultimate cross-platform PDF Viewer and annotator. Integrates with Google Drive.

YouTube is the world's most popular online video community, allowing millions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.

YouTube Kids
The official YouTube Kids app is designed for curious little minds. This free app is delightfully simple and packed full of age-appropriate videos, channels, and playlists. YouTube Kids features popular children’s programming, plus kid-friendly content from filmmakers, teachers, and creators all around the world.