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5 Newest Ed Apps under $5, October 2018 Edition

An affordable trip to the App Store is a must with these 5 newcomers.

Technology and education go hand-in-hand. Sometimes that synonymous relationship can pull on the purse strings a bit though. When technology and affordability go hand-in-hand, it’s an educational win! These 5 newcomers are both affordable and engaging tools that can impact learning with a single download.

Brainapse– Students can explore the human brain in AR for only $2.99! The app helps explore the anatomy, structure, and functions of the human brain and skull. Users can discover and explore the internal and external components of the skull, brain, and brain cells. Other unique features include the evolution of the human brain, fossil discoveries and locations, and brain communication via synapses. Whether a beginning study or an in-depth look at this mindful organ is the plan, this AR experience is a unique discovery platform for all learners.

TALU Space– Problem solving and discovery are at the heart of this fun-filled sci-fi playset. As students explore space, fly spaceships, and repair robots, they are embarking on adventures and learning the value of helping others. Users practice counting, matching, sorting, shapes, puzzles, logic, order of operations, problem solving, and more as they put on their thinking caps and set off to explore. At only $2.99, this is a game-based app with some wonderfully academic and SEL takeaways.

Merryweather– Touted for parents, this $1.99 weather app is perfect for teachers. Think of it as the teacher’s companion for knowing just what to wear for bus duty, recesses duty, field trips etc. Users can highlight school hours, set the “feels like” temp to display, and even get personalized wardrobe and activity suggestions. A fun way to stay up-to-date on what to wear and what not to wear for the best possible indoor and outdoor experiences at school.

Linea Go– There’s no need for students to be scrambling for sketchbook supplies. For $2.99, everything needed to make beautiful sketch art is literally at their digital fingertips. Users can sketch with ease, create color sets, jot down notes, layer sketches, broadcast drawings, and more. Pencils, pens, and markers are all at the artist’s disposal with a nice variety of colors, tints, and shades. The grids and templates available allow Linea Go to function as more than a singular sketching app. With loads of engaging and creative features, this is a must add to any artistic resource kit.

MonoGranulator– Electronic musicians can update their live sound for less than a dollar. MonoGranulator’s easy-to-use interface features Audiobus 3 and Inter-app audio filter. With waveform and control pitch, students will be able to add new components to their sound. The resonant filter and reverb make this a fun addition for live electronic musicians.

From exploring the artistic side of the brain figuratively and literally to determining what to wear, this month’s collection has teachers and students covered (or wearing a light jacket). Technology can make an impact in a variety of ways, and a trip to the App Store is a great place to start. Our 5 Newest Ed Apps under $5 collection can be a real lifesaver when it comes to locating affordable resources for the classroom and beyond!