It appears more and more school districts are choosing to go with a combination of remote learning and in the classroom curriculum as the school year gets off to a start. As administrators and educators try to figure out what is the best way to approach teaching with COVID restrictions and to remain healthy, one possible solution might be getting overlooked at the present moment.
Educational Apps for Remote Learning
According to industry sources, about half a million educational apps are currently out there for phones or other electronic devices. The number of apps cover every subject and grade level possible. However, trying to find the best ones (and available at a reasonable price or even free) is like trying to find a haystack needle.
Remote learning can be difficult for students because they do not have access to an educator that can immediately get them back on track when they have lost their way or are struggling. This is where all of these educational apps come in. After some research, I came across four promising apps that could work well with remote learning.
My time as a Math Specialist working with struggling students trying to learn the basics opened my eyes to many things. For instance, it seems most young students can learn much better when the lesson is presented to them as a game. And that is what Monster Math achieves.
Monster Math will help kindergarten through fifth-grade students learn up to 70 different math skills over time. Learning math facts now will enable the student to, later, conquer equations down the road. While Monster Math is fun and challenging, it is only free for a short time, and then they will ask you to purchase the app. Still, the short amount of time free will allow you to see firsthand whether your child will learn from this educational app.
Whether you are a high school or college student, you need to have the Grammarly app installed on your electronic devices. Even if you are an adult who uses your devices only for email and social media, you need Grammarly.
Grammarly’s Chrome extension has been downloaded more than ten million times already. If you are not familiar with Grammarly, it is possibly the best writing tool invented up to this point. It can catch a variety of writing errors, from spelling to grammar mistakes. Imagine your ordinary spellcheck on your current computer and then improve it a hundred times over. This is Grammarly.
There is a free version that students can use, and while it does not have all the bells and whistles that the premium version does, it should improve your writing immensely.
The History of Everything App
Students often struggle with learning history because of the way it is usually presented in the history books. Most history books are relatively dry and can take even the most exciting occurrences and make them seem boring.
The History of Everything app will make history come to life for students of all ages. The timeline presented along with the visual art will get kids excited about learning history once again.
Tappity: Science for Kids
Tappity is a science app created mainly for kindergarten to fifth-grade students, but even junior high students will appreciate the lessons.
With more than 200 science lessons presented by educators and storytellers, Tappity will have students looking forward to learning science in and out of the classroom.
More Help Needed?
If you believe your child needs additional help besides the available educational apps, iAchieve has professional tutors on staff to assist students of all ages with every subject possible. With online tutoring, a child could be completely different and still receive quality guidance from a proper educator.
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