Windows Phone is a great tool to use in schools. Students can use their phone to send and receive homework assignments, carry out research using the web, and stay in touch with teachers and friends. SkyDrive’s file cloud is accessible from Windows Phone, with an app to view and edit files. Pupils can also practice numbers, spelling, and track assignment due dates, with lots of other education apps to choose from.

Below, we’ve featured an overview of three cool apps for Windows Phone that can help with learning.

Numerix

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Numerix is a fast paced, highly addictive number game that will challenge and expand your mind. The goal is simple, select as many numbers in sequence as you can, starting at 1. But that’s where the simplicity ends. As the numbers get bigger and bigger you will need to start using combinations of number to reach your goal.

This game is great for ages 9 to 99 and is a great way to get the analytical side of brain warmed up and ready to go. Many users have commented that a couple rounds of Numerix first thing in the morning gets their brain engaged and they are able to think with greater clarity throughout the day.

Star Chart

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A virtual universe in your pocket! Look through the eyes of your Windows Phone to see a virtual window into the whole visible night sky. Using state of the art GPS technology and an accurate 3D universe, Star Chart calculates - in real time - the current location of every star and planet visible from Earth and shows you precisely where they are even in broad daylight!

Curious about that bright star? Point your device at it, it might just be a planet!

Spelling Practice

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This app can help improve spelling of popular 1,000 English words. It does that by announcing the word and showing just the letters that make it. As you touch the letters and spell the word correctly, the word begins to form at the top. When you complete the whole word, the word is spoken again and it drops to the centre of the screen.

The app comes with 1,000 common words organised in increasing order of difficulty by word length. As you complete a word, just swipe left to get the next word to practice.

To see more Windows Phone apps go to http://www.windowsphone.com/en-GB/marketplace