Are you worried that your children spend too much time on the computer or tablet and this is now affecting their performance in school? Well, no need to worry. As long as it’s loaded with the right games and apps, these devices could actually be tools to your children’s academic success.
There are many apps out there that will help your kids with everything from vocabulary to mathematics. Here are some of the best.
- The Homework App
If being organized is one of your child’s weaknesses, the Homework App could be just what he needs. It is an all-inclusive mobile app that assists your child with his student life. It lets him do everything from tracking deadlines to collecting contact information and office hours of his teachers. The dashboard gives the user only the necessary information, such as the subjects, tasks, timetables and calendars.
If your child is learning a new language this semester, download and install Duolingo to his device. It’s a free language-learning app that utilizes learning patters of more than 100 million users to create effective lesson plans. This ad-free app offers more than 40 different courses and covers 23 different languages.
This free mobile service app provides all sorts of study aids from practice tests to flashcards and games. Users can create their own study sets, complete with pictures and sounds, or use the app’s vast pre-built library. To fuel this massive collection, the app makes use of study sets from its community of users worldwide.
Flashcards are a staple for studying kids. This app takes the pain out of creating them by serving them up on your touch screen device. And more than just a mere paper replacement, the app specializes its timing according to the user’s needs. Although Brainscape is free, you can buy pre-made flashcard sets to help learn specific subjects like world geography and foreign language vocabulary.
- iStudiez Pro
Just like The Homework App, iStudiez Pro is another student organizer. It helps users track homework, grades, schedules and deadlines with a comprehensive calendar and a simple user interface. It also uses cloud feature to sync the necessary information between various devices (except Android devices).
Like anything in life, anything in excess isn’t good. Technology has its advantages and disadvantages, and it’s up to us parents to teach our children the right way to use technology so that it becomes a tool in their learning.