Entertainment and Education Co-Exist On An iPad

SHAILA on January 12, 2013

Entertainment and education can co-exist, though traditional beliefs diverge. A few games detailed here, selected from the article 30 iPad Games For Your Brain prove just that.   

Speed Anatomy

We do not know the reasons behind many routine occurrences in ourselves, like the simple tingling of our hands or excessive hair loss. Speed Anatomy answers our queries.

Speed Anatomy Screenshot

This educational game is different from the others of its ilk, for its practice and review modes, entailment of making an in-depth study of a particular part and availability in 3 languages.

Star Walk – 5 Stars Astronomy Guide and Leafsnap

These are both augmented reality games. You can learn about the skies, the universe or the leaves of trees in the nature surrounding you by merely pointing your iPad at it.

Star Walk, an award winning app allows you to locate and identify more than 20,000 objects in the night sky. The camera and the high resolution of the device make the star map comprising of planets, stars, constellations, galaxies and satellites a visual treat. To view this internet connection is not needed.

Star Walk Screenshot

Leafsnap, a free mobile app is developed by researchers from three different Universities. It makes use of visual recognition software to identify tree species from the photographs of its leaves.

LeafSnap Screenshot

Luminosity Brain Trainer

Lumosity Brain Trainer is an educational app which benefits teachers and students’ alike. Developed by neuroscientists, this cognitive exercise improves thinking, problem solving skills, alertness, concentration and memory.

Lumosity Brain Trainer Screenshot

The benefits of these listed games transcend age, gender and educational barriers. However, these apps are more of an educator’s delight as they help teachers extend learning beyond the classroom walls.