What are the best educational software programs?

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    #1TheSage

    TheSage
    TheSage is a complete and easy-to-use English dictionary. This small but powerful application is a handy and very useful tool for professionals, students, English learners, etc., and includes more than 210.000 definitions, synonyms, antonyms, examples and pronunciations.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Juan Rios
    Written on March 28, 2017
    "TheSage is English Dictionary and Thesaurus is comprehensive and multifaceted. I can do a phonetic, wildcard, or use the rhyme assistant. It is also compatible with android and all the newest versions of Windows. "
  2. 10

    #2Yenka

    Yenka
    Yenka is a suite of educational programs for teachers and students. This program lets you experiment in a virtual environment with topics in electronics, mathematics, geometry, statistics, programming, chemistry and electricity.
    Websites

    Free

    Vishal Rangan
    Written on January 23, 2017
    "My husband and I are always trying to find interesting gifts to give our nephews for their birthday - they have so much stuff already... So we try to give educational toys that are really interesting. I know there are a lot out there, but this software is definitely a few notches above the fray. And I think it's because it goes above and beyond what most educational toys do. I found that it provides more information and knowledge than most, and grabs your attention by having you work on all sorts of projects in extremely cool simulated environments. If you're into that sort of stuff, it's a must."
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    #3Ginger

    Ginger
    Ginger is a proofreader that checks your spelling and grammar. Once installed on your computer, it connects to the Internet to provide its services which are available from both desktop and online applications.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Daniel May
    Written on April 1, 2017
    "Ginger makes writing so much easier! The days of clicking the wrong letter or auto-correct word are over. After installing Ginger, I never again had silly typos in my texts or emails. Ginger is really a game changer!"
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    #4Google Earth

    Google Earth

    Google Earth is an online and mobile tool that lets you take a virtual trip to anywhere, with tons of photos, information, and other types of interactive displays you can explore. You can view terrains, 3D buildings, canyons, and more.

    Websites

    Free

    Hao Duan
    Written on January 27, 2017
    "Google Earth is a fantastic educational tool for teaching both children and adults geography. With Google Earth, you can explore the planet earth visually by scanning, zooming, and panning. You can study the earth's surface and maps, mark locations, and read geographic info previously notated by others. It's an awesome tool with many practical uses in the classroom."
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    #5Microsoft Mathematics

    Microsoft Mathematics
    Microsoft Mathematics is a free educational program that allows users to solve math and science problems. It contains features that are designed to assist in solving mathematics, science and tech-related problems, as well as to educate the user.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Cheryl Crawford
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "YES! I love that this has an online graphing calculator. This is excellent for those times when my teenager needs a little extra help in math. This program solely focuses on math and science, so if you want an education software program in a different subject this won't do. However, I think everyone can benefit from learning more math. But, I guess I am a bit biased as math was my major in college. "
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    #6GeoGebra

    GeoGebra
    GeoGebra is a dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Ronald Castillo
    Written on March 18, 2017
    "Want to revisit high school and actually learn those things you hated then but now find interesting? Then GeoGebra is for you. Educational software at its finest, GeoGebra is free, interactive and challenging. Available in many languages and supported by a community of users and developers. Great tutorials!"
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    #7Education.com

    Education.com
    Educational materials like worksheets, games, lesson plans and activities designed to help kids succeed.
    Websites

    Free

    Mark Holmes
    Written on February 16, 2017
    "Keeping my kids away from electronics is a major fight. I decided instead to use this tech time for learning. I am happy with the way education.com helps me with this. The kids are happy to be on the computer or tab, "playing" and I am happy that they are in a kid safe environment learning while they are having fun.The no -ads make it better to know they will not come across information that is not intended for their eyes."
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    #8Reading A-Z

    Reading A-Z
    This is a website for classroom teachers, remedial reading teachers, and tutors. Provides leveled books and cheap resources for teaching guided reading.
    Websites

    Free

    Saúl Meléndez
    Written on March 13, 2017
    "My kid is getting more and more interested in computers. I don't want to stifle this interest but he's far too young to really use it because he's still learning to read. So rather than let him goof around on simple games all the time I got this learning software from Reading A-Z. It's like getting two birds with one stone: the kid gets better at reading and scratches that computer itch at the same time."
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    #9Moodle

    Moodle
    Moodle is the open source learning platform trusted globally everywhere education happens. Connect users to one hub for communication, collaboration and learning with the software trusted by millions across the globe.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Roger Wheeler
    Written on April 26, 2017
    "Moodle is a platform for posting course information as well as interacting with students. Students can quickly access readings, tests and anything else the instructor deems necessary for the student. It provides an organized way for students to interact with the instructor."
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    #10Quiver 3D

    Quiver 3D

    Quiver is an amazing AR app that makes coloring much more fun. Users can access free pages for printing out at the QuiverVision website. This app lets children bring colored pages to life, giving them a tridimensional, realistic touch.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

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    #11Swipe

    Swipe

    Swipe is a web tool to teach, meet, and pitch. You can create, present, and share funny presentations, events and classroom interactives on the web. 

    Software

    Web

    Free- Varies by plan

    Nancy Rodriguez
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "I think Swipe is a great program that can be used for education. I've used it in my own classrooms and it helps make the students more engaged. The presentations show up on their phones and I can keep their interest."
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    #12Classroom Management Software

    Classroom Management Software
    Mythware Classroom Management Software is suitable for schools using computers, tablets or iPads as teaching aids.
    Software

    Windows

    Free- trial version

    Brandon Valdez
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "One thing I'm always doing as a teacher is trying to find new ways to teach my kids. I've begun trying to incorporate computing and internet into my lessons, and Classroom Management Software makes it easy for me to synchronize our classroom computers and monitor them for the kids to use. They love it too! "
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    #13GameSalad

    GameSalad

    GameSalad is an authoring tool by GameSalad, Inc. The educational tool used for learning how to develop games. The software is comprised of a visual editor and a logic system and it can help in getting games published in major platforms.

    Software

    Mac, Windows

    $17- Varies by plan

    Alexander Hernandez
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "If you know nothing about creating games then Game Salad Creator is for you. I've always wanted to make my own video game. It was frustrating until I started using Game Salad Creator. It takes the game making process and simplifies it so everyone can understand it. It is the best game creation software out there today."
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    #14Dice Tower Defense

    Dice Tower Defense

    Dice Tower Defense is a game where everything is simplified so you get to very carefully plan your defense without distractions. Build an impenetrable fortress to survive the enemy's powerful attacks ins this exciting game that will teach you how to evaluate different possible outcomes and make difficult decisions.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $0.99

    Yi Tan
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "This game is allright but a little frustrating. I was not impressed with the graphics but supposedly they are simple so that you can focus on your defense. I would say from an educational perspective this is a good game, but for amusement it is too stressful. I didn't like having to think too hard, so that made it not very fun for me. I could see using this in a classroom setting."
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    #15Elucidat

    Elucidat

    Elucidat is a web-based system that’s been designed for making learning resources. It features a built-in page template editor that enables you to choose and tweak themes. Users can also create themes via HTML, CSS and Javascript.

    Websites

    Varies by plan

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    #16Articulate 360

    Articulate 360

    Articulate 360 is an e-learning tool that allows users to create highly interactive and visual courses for every device, without having to tweak anything. All its courses also highly support mobile touchscreen gestures.

    Software

    Windows

    $1299

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    #17iSpring Suite

    iSpring Suite

    iSpring Suite is an authoring toolkit that allows users to create video tutorials, screencasts, quizzes, interactive assessments, ebooks, and more. It works as a PowerPoint add-in and it supports HTML5 available for playback.

    Software

    Web

    Free

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    #18Evolve

    Evolve

    Evolve is an intuitive tool used to help learning creators to quickly build powerful eLearning content. Its rich set of features gives you total control of every aspect of course creation and presentation. 

    Software

    Web

    Varies by plan

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    #19Anatomy and Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing

    Anatomy and Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing

    Anatomy and Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing is a non-fiction book by J. Anthony Seikel, Douglas W. King, and David G. Drumright. First published in 1997, it is a textbook package for students in the speech and hearing sciences.

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    Ryan Barnes
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "My kids are just getting to the age where they can play with and use our computer. I wanted to find them some of the best educational software programs so they can learn something while they entertain themselves with the computer. I recently stumbled upon the program Anatomy and Physicology for Speech, Language and Hearing and have come away extremely impressed. The program is easy to use and very informational. I can already see my children learning things from it already."
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    #20Adobe Captivate Prime

    Adobe Captivate Prime

    Adobe Captivate Prime is a powerful tool to share knowledge, give and receive feedback and play virtually any kind of learning content. Designed both for online and offline companies, is a useful way to upskill and reskill employees.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free

    Jeffrey Watkins
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "Adobe Captivate Prime is a great source for anybody looking to share knowledge. There are so many different topics available that I would venture to say that this is one of the best educational software programs available."

Summary

Best What are the best educational software programs
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1TheSageSoftware 12 Free
2YenkaWebsites 10 Free
3GingerSoftware 8 Free
4Google EarthWebsites 8 Free
5Microsoft MathematicsSoftware 7 Free
6GeoGebraSoftware 7 Free
7Education.comWebsites 7 Free
8Reading A-ZWebsites 7 Free
9MoodleSoftware 5 Free
10Quiver 3DApps 1 Free
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