It’s likely you spend a lot of time trying to prise your teenager’s device from his hands. You are not alone. It is a fact that technology plays an increasingly vital role in your child’s life. It’s important that we recognise this and encourage children to use technology responsibly and as a learning tool. There are many apps that are particularly helpful as homework and study aids.
Here are eight free apps to support teenage learning:
1. 3D Brain is great for biology students who are studying the parts and functions of the brain. Discover how each brain region functions, what happens when it is injured, and how it is involved in mental illness. It’s easy to use and more interactive than studying from a textbook.
2. Stack the Countries (Lite version is free) is a fun, educational game that familiarises students with the countries around the world.
3. Babbel makes language learning fun and accessible. It provides the tools needed to start having practical, everyday conversations in a foreign language.
4. Evernote is perhaps the most popular productivity app, and for good reason. Evernote lets you save projects, documents, notes, lists, webpages, photos and audio, syncing them across all your devices so you can access them from anywhere.
5. Khan Academy offers free lessons on just about anything. There are more than 150,000 exercises with step-by-step instructions and instant feedback, from maths and science to humanities, economics and more. It’s a great source of homework help for any student.
6. Magisto is a powerful and easy to use video editing app for teenagers who like to create their own movies and clips. Add music, stitch together footage, create photo slideshows and add music and effects easily.
7. Sketchbook Pro is a professional-grade drawing and painting app for tablets, Sketchbook Pro is a great choice for teenagers who love to draw and create art.8. Hakitzu Elite: Robot Hackers. This fun robot combat game allows your son to play against his friends while learning to code.
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