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Best educational apps for children

Post by on Sunday, January 16, 2022

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One of the most devastating impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic has been on the educational sector. The pandemic not only forced the children to stay indoors and avail classes at home but also evolved how children are taught and what tools one can use. For the past two years, online education has become an order of the day and more and more schools across the world are shifting to online education as a normative form of schooling instead of as an exception. 

In this week's education special, Rising Kashmir's sub-editor Irfan Mehraj lists some of the best educational apps that school-going children can avail themselves of and learn from. These educational apps not only can provide lessons on important subjects like Maths, Science, English but can make education be a fun process. We are publishing this list so that parents in Kashmir can have easy access to finding out what are some of the best educational apps and tools available for their children to learn while we are shut inside our homes. 

 


1. BYJUS

BYJU’s is the most popular online learning app in India. The motto of the app is to make learning fun. The app provides a good, detailed and easy to comprehend explanation of the topics for every class from 4th to 12th standard. The app also includes online classes for conceptual understanding, clearing doubts, personalized learning, and individual attention from mentors. The app includes courses for competitive exams such as JEE/NEET, UPSC, and Bank PO exams. While the courses are paid—starting at Rs 3,500— BYJU's provides scholarship programmes for the same. The app has also started the initiative of teaching coding, which is a rage among young adults these days. If you are looking for a professional learning app for your children to get the best lessons on some fundamental subjects then BYJUS is the app for you. 


2. Unacademy

This app is also quite popular among the masses. Millions of people are already learning from the app because of its popularity. What is great about this app is that it is a good app for competitive exams and includes courses from UPSC to JEE, NEET, SSC, and also bank exams. The app provides lectures in the form of daily live classes practice and that can be very engaging for the kids. For students' benefit, the app provides practice, revisions, as well as live mock tests and parent's, will find that very appealing and interesting. Just like BYJU’s, Unacademy is also paid, but there are a few free courses as well. The fact that these apps are paid shouldn't deter parents as these are exceptionally well-made apps with millions of users all over the world using their services. They are worth your money. 


3. Vedantu

Vedantu is a tutoring app that helps students learn online. The app is similar to BYJU’S in terms of providing online courses from class 1st to 12th but is different in some ways. One of the best features of the app is its being interactive as there is two-way communication between the student and the mentor. This feature of the app should help students feel that they are not away from school or direct mentorship of their teachers. The app provides both individual and group classes. Vedantu also includes live classes and preparation for JEE, NEET, and NDA exams. Live classes and content are free to access by anyone. However, Vedantu also offers a V-Pro pack that comprises live online teaching, test and assignments, and crash courses - starting at Rs 4,000 a month. This is a really good learning app for children of all ages. 


4. Doubtnut

Doubt is not a platform for learners. Unlike other online learning apps, this is free for all and that is perhaps its best feature. The app allows you to search on the Doubtnut app or website or upload an image of the problem, and you’ll get the answer. The app provides the answer in the form of a video to help the students understand better. Doubt does not also include NCERT courses from classes 6th to 12th and IIT-JEE preparation. The app gives a scholarship programme for young JEE aspirants where the top 1,000 ranked candidates are given fees concession and is quite an attractive feature of the app. The app is only available for Android users as there is no iOS version at the moment. Parents should avail this platform. 


5. Toppr

This app also makes it to the list of our online learning apps list. It includes courses for all classes across boards like wICSE, CBSE, Uttar Pradesh State Board as well as Canadian Curriculum. The app has been developed to help students from classes 8th-12th. Its features include live classes, online classes, practice sessions, mock tests, and live doubt clearing sessions. This makes this app quite a solid package for students. Toppr also helps prepare aspirants for various exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, Olympiad, AIIMS, NDA, and CA foundation. The basic subscription for Toppr starts from Rs 30,000. Students can also subscribe to individual modules. The app has over 10 million downloads from the play store.


6. Khan Academy 

Khan Academy is a popular educational app for children of all ages. It was founded by American educator Salman Khan. It's a completely non-profit app and its sole purpose is to provide better learning tools to children. It offers a wide range of courses for students and all for free. The app is known for its engaging videos targeting visual learners and is a massive hit among educators and students and parents alike. The best feature of their videos is the use of photos, illustrations and maps etc to engage learners. The courses also include quizzes to test student's comprehension. Khan Academy also provides YouTube videos covering most subjects like Mathematics, Science and Engineering, Arts and Humanities (which includes history and social studies), economics, AP courses, and test preparations.


7. Brainly 

Brainly is the world’s largest online learning platform. It is a reliable platform in terms of its quality of explanations and solutions, which are ensured by an expert team of moderators who check all content daily. Brainly has more than 55 million monthly unique users in India—making it one of the most popular learning apps in the country. This app brings together students, parents and teachers all across the world. It is a question & answer platform where students and parents can connect with subject experts as well as fellow learners to strengthen their skills. This feature of the app is the most interesting and is attractive for students. The app covers every subject from Math to Science, History to English, Biology to Chemistry, Physics to Social Studies, Geography to Health, Arts to Business, Computers and Technology and beyond.


8. Udemy 

Udemy is a competitor to Khan Academy and is quite popular among kids. It is known as a MOOC provider. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course. Founded in 2010, this online learning platform is one of the most famous tools of online learning. The platform has more than 46 million students, and nearly 175,000 courses, with 60,000 instructors teaching courses in over 75 languages. As of writing this, there are at least over 644 million course enrollments. What is well known about this learning platform is that students take courses primarily to improve their job-related skills within some courses generating credit for technical certification. In this day and age, every parent should scan Udemy for getting excellent tools of learning for their kids. One of the great things about learning on Udemy is that you can access your courses from several different devices and platforms, including a desktop, laptop, or mobile app.

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