2015 App Roundup: Top Education Apps for K-12 through College

Published Tue Dec 22 00:00:00 EST 2015

By Communications Team


The recent rise of mobile learning has created a huge demand for apps to help extend learning beyond the classroom desk. At McGraw-Hill Education our apps range in scope and complexity from simple educational games to comprehensive digital learning environments with tools and analytics supporting both instructors and students.

In 2015 alone over 8 million apps and eBooks were downloaded from our stores on iTunes and Google Play. Updates we issued throughout the year to keep the content and technology in our apps current were downloaded over 250,000 times.

Right now until the end of 2015 some of our School Group’s most popular apps for K-12 math and literacy are free & 50% off! Download yours today to help students’ skills stay sharp during the holidays as they put their new tech toys to good use!

From basic skill practice games to robust adaptive learning platforms, below are our top-3 most popular education apps for 2015 for K-12 school and higher education.


PreK-12 School Education: Visit on iTunes | Google Play

ConnectED Mobile | Provides mobile device-friendly access to ConnectED – a powerful digital tool suite that includes electronic materials access, grading and performance data, and additional resources for teachers and students

Bluster | An interactive matching game to develop vocabulary and word understanding; includes single-player, cooperative, and multiplayer competitive gaming modes

Everyday Mathematics Equivalent Fractions | Offers engaging games and activities to practice and reinforce knowledge of fraction concepts and relationships; created for Everyday Mathematics 4 but also works stand-alone


Higher Education: Visit on iTunes | Google Play

LearnSmart | A powerful online study tool that uses adaptive learning technology to help students prioritize instructional concepts and maximize study time for the most effective digital learning experience possible

MHE Connect | An integrated course management platform that provides single-source access to student materials, quizzes, assignments, and performance improvement recommendations informed by data from adaptive learning technology

SmartBook | An adaptive digital textbook platform that uses frequent student feedback and performance analytics to dynamically tailor instructional content according to each individual’s learning needs and preferences