100 Windows 8 Apps for education help you find the best apps for the classroom

Dave W. Shanahan


Windows Apps are now becoming an important part of our everyday life. We use apps everyday to read books, listen to music, play games, and much more. Microsoft is now releasing its list of top 100 education apps for Windows 8. Just as apps change the way we listen to music, Microsoft hopes that way we learn new ways of doing things through apps, is it possible for the same learning to take place in an app specifically geared towards education?

Windows 8 Apps are taking a bigger role in education. There are thousands of Windows 8 Apps in the Windows Store from early childhood education learning apps to study aids for college-level students. More Windows 8 Apps are being created daily and there is no limit to their potential in education. While educators cannot go through the thousands of apps available to see which one works best for their curriculum, Microsoft has put together a list of 100 education apps that they think will make it easier for educators to pick what works best for their classroom. Microsoft has put the apps into the following categories:

  • Art, Design, Photography
  • Classroom Tools
  • Early Learning
  • eReader and Textbooks
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Music
  • Reference
  • Science
  • Test Prep

There are a lot of apps to go through, but some good ones that I use are Chegg Textbook Solutions; to find books for college courses that I would rather rent than buy and I also have a ton of fun playing with Grantophone which is an app that treats your phone like a musical instrument, making strange sounds based on how you hold your phone and where you touch your screen. Essential Anatomy 3 is another fun app to look at your body from the inside out.  

There are way too many apps to list here, but to check out these apps for yourself, head on over to the Microsoft UK Higher Education Blog via the link below for the complete list.