Showing 23 results in Reviews of Apps & Websites

Rosetta Course

Stellar but pricey tool immerses users in meaningful language learning

Learning Rating
Editorial review by Common Sense Education
Community Rating
Based on 3 reviews
Privacy Rating
Expert evaluation by Common Sense

Grades

6–12

Price

Free

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Chrome

NPR News

Top-notch digital content takes students beyond the airwaves

Learning Rating
Editorial review by Common Sense Education
Community Rating
Based on 4 reviews
Privacy Rating
Expert evaluation by Common Sense

Grades

9–12

Price

Free

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Chrome, Windows, Web

World of Goo

Stellar physics builder with wiggly, animated goo balls

Learning Rating
Editorial review by Common Sense Education
Community Rating
Based on 3 reviews

Grades

4–8

Price

Paid

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Nook HD, Windows

AlphaTots

Clever interactive games introduce letter sounds, action words

Learning Rating
Community Rating
Based on 4 reviews

Grades

Pre-K–K

Price

Paid

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD

TallyTots

Engaging games encourage playful interaction with numbers, counting

Learning Rating
Editorial review by Common Sense Education
Community Rating
Based on 4 reviews

Grades

Pre-K–K

Price

Paid

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD

The New York Times

Easy access to news, but most content is available only to subscribers

Learning Rating
Editorial review by Common Sense Education
Community Rating
Based on 5 reviews

Grades

9–12

Price

Free, Paid

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Chrome, Windows, Web

Toca Nature

Create, explore, and enjoy realistic (but G-rated) virtual forests

Learning Rating
Community Rating
Based on 3 reviews

Grades

K–4

Price

Paid

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD

Middle School Confidential 2: Real Friends vs. the Other Kind

Quizzes spark engagement with authentic teen scenes about friendship

Learning Rating
Editorial review by Common Sense Education
Community Rating
Not yet reviewed

Grades

5–8

Price

Paid

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD

Monkey Preschool Explorers

Easy, customizable basic-skills drills in fun, if repetitive, format

Learning Rating
Community Rating
Not yet reviewed

Grades

Pre-K–K

Price

Paid

Platforms

iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Nook HD

Geography Drive USA

Engaging game uncovers many fun facts, but not much in-depth learning

Learning Rating
Community Rating
Not yet reviewed

Grades

3–7

Price

Paid

Platforms

iPad, Nook HD

Tiggly Story Maker: Build Words and Record Your Own Tales

Explore vowels, create some zany stories, but possibilities limited

Learning Rating
Community Rating
Not yet reviewed

Grades

Pre-K–1

Price

Paid

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD

Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are

Appealing graphic novel teaches relatable tween lessons

Learning Rating
Editorial review by Common Sense Education
Community Rating
Based on 3 reviews

Grades

5–8

Price

Paid

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD

My PlayHome

Create a family and let imagination rule the house

Learning Rating
Editorial review by Common Sense Education
Community Rating
Based on 4 reviews

Grades

Pre-K–2

Price

Paid

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Windows

iTouchiLearn Feelings for Preschool Kids

Real images, cartoons, and smiley faces help kids learn to identify emotions

Learning Rating
Community Rating
Based on 4 reviews

Grades

Pre-K–2

Price

Paid

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD

OneDrive

Share files with Microsoft’s free but limited cloud storage tool

Learning Rating
Editorial review by Common Sense Education
Community Rating
Based on 3 reviews

Grades

9–12

Price

Free

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Chrome, Windows, Mac, Web