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Career Apps

Powerful career-readiness apps to help students succeed in the job market.

From local classrooms to the state of the union, career readiness has become a key phrase in any discussion of the future of education. Help students in your district build the foundations they need to succeed in a 21st-century job market with innovative apps for all grade levels. The ones we’ve found range from action-packed games boosting tech skills and critical thinking to virtual portfolios and professional-grade presentation tools.

6 Great Career Readiness Apps

Cargo-Bot Give tech-savvy kids an early introduction to computer programming. Young coders can program mini-robots to solve a series of complex puzzles. Earn points for finding the fastest solutions while learning how to “debug” your code. iPad. Free. twolivesleft.com

Resume Mobile Ease students into the job application process with this handy, on-the-go résumé builder. Designed by HR pros, the app allows users to create, store, and share custom CVs with a few simple clicks. iPad, iPhone, and iTouch. $2.99. dahabaska.com

Simple Physics Take a crash course in engineering while designing complex bridges, skyscrapers, and more. Draw plans on virtual blueprints, then test via a realistic physics simulation. Top builders earn points for design quality and cost effectiveness. Android, iPad, iPhone, and iTouch. $1.99. jundroo.com

Keynote Prep for future boardroom pitches with this high-tech presentation app. Students can create 3D graphs and charts, preview upcoming slides, and program stunning animations for a truly professional report. iPad, iPhone, and iTouch. $9.99. itunes.com

SimCity Deluxe Build your dream city, then take the wheel to explore everything from urban planning to the economy. Future leaders will gain problem-solving skills while navigating the realities of a job in politics. Android, iPad, iPhone, and iTouch. $0.99. itunes.com

50 Words to Know Before You Go Find must-learn vocab words and acronyms selected to help high school students “talk the talk” postgraduation. Students can test for mastery with quizzes, flash cards, and the “Synonym Shuffle,” an animated word-matching game. iPad and iTouch. $0.99. itunes.com

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