I was doing research on Socratic the other day when I found the app, MyScript Calculator. The app seems pretty cool. A person types math equations onto his/her phone’s screen, and it solves them. This sounds like a great way to check to see if a person’s math is correct. The bad part of this app is it does not show a person how to solve the equation. Photomath integrates camera support, but, again, that’s just math. WolframAlpha is unarguably a fantastic tool for quickly finding relevant answers and information. Compared to Socratic it’s not quite as simple, though, as it targets an older audience. One has to research the problem themselves in WolframAlpha, as opposed to just snapping a picture and seeing what comes up. I use WolframAlpha quite a lot, and I think that the benefits to the individual that come from research outweigh any potential convenience in an educational capacity, but that’s a matter of opinion.
I am pretty interested in this app. Check it out and comment below telling me what you think.