Art – Art is a virtual art museum and art history course in one. View high-resolution images of thousands of classic paintings and learn about the artists.

Ask – the #1 question answering service that delivers the best answers from the web and real people – all in one place … such as, “What is grey matter?”

Craftsy – An online education service that teaches skills in crafts and fine art. Classes range in price from $20-$50 and cover a range of skills including knitting, baking, sewing, quilting and fine arts instruction from the Museum of Modern Art and Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Curios – An inviting place to teach, be taught and share. Instructors upload videos on many subjects from Salsa dancing to making glogg. Great for visual learners of all ages! Available online and as an iPad App. for Android or for Apple – A dictionary and thesaurus App with over two million definitions, synonyms and antonyms, all available in the palm of your hand. The App is fast and efficient. It includes phonetic and audio pronunciation of words.

Flashcards Plus – Keep your grey matter sharp with this free App that has tens of millions of pre-made flashcard sets. The audio option allows you to listen to and learn correct pronunciations of difficult words and can help you learn a foreign language.

Google Translate is a great App for translating text between more than 70 different languages.  It directly translates speech and handwriting and will even speak the most common ones (17 at last count) out loud.

iTunes U – This App makes courses by a wide variety of leading educational institutions easily accessible.  It is arguably the world’s largest and best online catalog of free educational content so you can keep improving your grey matter!

Lumosity – Improve your brain health and performance with brain games designed by  neuroscientists to exercise memory and attention.

TED Talks – Presenting talks from some of the world’s most fascinating people: education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus and music legends. The entire library can be browsed at any time, with subtitles in over 90 languages. Sort the featured library by date or popularity, browse talks by tags, themes, or language and share your favorite talks with your friends.

Wikihood – This App uses GPS to determine where you are and provides organized information from Wikipedia for your location. Within a few clicks you get access to historical and cultural information for the region.  You can also use it to plan future travel itineraries. Let Wikihood be your next travel guide!

Wikipanion – This App gives users quick access to Wikipedia article sections, in-article search, viewing options and bookmarking as well as the ability to tweet about whatever odd fact you’ve just unearthed. The interactive font resizing will also help those who can’t read the smaller text.


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