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"We need to embrace technology to make learning more engaging. Because when students are engaged and they are interested, that's where learning takes place." ― Unknown

These technologies are useful for adult education and literacy students. We recommend that teachers thoroughly familiarize themselves with an app before recommending it to students. You may use this critical evaluation rubric to evaluate the content of the apps and keep a copy of each evaluation in your records. This rubric can be used repeatedly.

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XPRIZE Finalists

The two letters before the Team WorldEd code in the URLs identify the app (LU = Learning Upgrade; AC = Amrita Learning; CE = Cell-Ed; PW = Codex).

You can also access the apps at Google Play Store; search for them, and enter the Team WorldEd code, 3366, when logging in. The XPRIZE competition apps work only on phones and tablets running Android OS.

Codex: Lost Worlds of Atlantis is an adventure game app that helps individuals learn to read in a game-based learning environment.
Learning Upgrade is an app that helps students of all ages and abilities improve their basic math, English, and reading skills. Learning Upgrade has over 900 engaging lessons.
Amrita Learning is a reading app designed especially for adults. The curriculum contains stories and life skills passages and learning games that are integrated throughout the lessons.
Cell-Ed is an app that lets adult learners learn the skills they want anytime, anywhere. Students can connect with a coach via text, email, or call.

Tools for Students with Disabilities

Speechify is a free text-to-speech app. The user can copy and paste text, scan an item, or take a photo of text with a phone.

Admistration Tools

Rocektbook is a reusable notebook that can be used with apps and web tools to save and upload notes. The pages in this notebook can be uploaded to the Rocketbook app or to another web tool such as Dropbox or Google docs.


Speaking Pal is a free app for learning and speaking English. This app contains quizzes and a full curriculum. Speaking Pal tracks progress in speaking and comprehension.


Fry Words by Innovative Mobile Apps (Free, IOS)
In 1996, Dr. Fry expanded on Dolch’s sight word lists and research, and published “Fry 1000 Instant Words.” In his research, Dr. Fry found the following results:

  • 25 words make up approximately 1/3 of all items published.
  • 100 words comprise approximately 1/2 of all of the words found in publications.
  • 300 words make up approximately 65% of all written material.

This app has broken all 1,000 Fry words into unique sets of 10 words each.


Photomath is a free math app that allows users to scan math problems and get instant results with step-by-step instructions on how to solve those problems.(Free, IOS, Google Play)

SAT Math Trainer (Free, IOS)
SAT Mathematics Trainer will greatly help you get ready for the SAT Math Exam by gradually bringing you to the required skills and speed. A must have trainer for SAT candidates. 10000+ questions in Algebra, Geometry and Probabilities are available for the most accurate training.

Math Trainer (Free, Android)
Test your skills in addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Try how many math problems you can solve in 1 minute. Play the challenge mode: The game is never going to end, unless you answer three questions incorrectly. Practice the times tables. Many difficulty levels.

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GED® Test from Quizworld (Android)
General Educational Development (GED®) tests are a group of five subject tests which, when passed, certify that the taker has American or Canadian high school-level academic skills. The “GED®” acronym is frequently misused to mean “general education degree” or “general education diploma,” GED® Test application also has many flashcards for you. Practice them everyday to improve your vocabulary.

Regional Adult Ed – GED® (Free, Android)
This application is designed to encourage adult education students to use technology as the 2014 version of the GED® test will be computer based and require technology skills as well as basic skills and knowledge. (Free, IOS, Android, Web)
This handy reference includes a dictionary, thesaurus, translator, and audio component.


Bubbl mind maps (Free,Web)
This a free, browser-based mind-mapping tool that can help convey information and show relationships between concepts.

Marco Polo (Free,Web, IOS, Android)
This is a free walkie-talkie app that allows users to create short videos and send them as text messages.

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