More parents are choosing to homeschool their children today than ever before. There could be a number of reasons for this shift in educational framework, but no matter why someone it doing it, technology is making it much easier and more effective to help children get the optimal level of education.
There are plenty of apps for homeschooling that can be used on iOS, Google Android, and other operating systems. Here are some of the best 4 free education apps for homeschooling.
- Cozi. This is a simple and effective calendar app that helps to keep track of the entire family so everyone knows the schedule they’ll be following that day. It offers the option to set up to-do lists, keeps track of shopping lists, menus, and can be synced with every single family member’s own personal computing device, from smartphone to tablet, laptops and more.
Cozi can also sync with Google Calendar, which makes it great for younger children who are not yet old enough to have their own Google account.
- K12 Timed Reading Practice. Like a number of apps, this is a premium service but also has a lighter free version. With this app, it helps kids practice and improve on their reading fluency and rates. It relies on short, timed stories and even offers tracking capabilities so students and parents can see their progress over time.
It can keep track of words per minute rates, reading levels, comprehension, and more. It’s available for both the Apple and Android devices.
- Evernote. I recommend this app a lot, and for good reason. It’s one of the best ways to keep track of assignments, chores, to-do lists, and to make notes. It is easy to create and save files, allows you to make notes and create images, and it’s simple to sync with other devices.
This is a great app to help parents organize lesson plans and monitor what their children are supposed to be working on within any given day. For parents who are teaching numerous children, there isn’t a better app for keeping things organized in one place and even get reminders up to the minute. There are web-based, iOS, Android, and desktop versions of Evernote available.
- Kindle, Nook, or iBooks. Children should read. A lot. When children are being homeschooled, it can certainly be a challenge to keep them focused, but with the right apps and programs at their fingertips, it’s much easier. With the Kindle, Nook, or iBooks app, children of all ages can have easy access to the books they need to read as well as those they want to read.
Instead of having to carry around 10 books wherever they go, especially school books, many of them can be found in the Kindle, Nook, or iBooks library. Now that’s a great way to improve homeschooling for kids.
There are so many different apps for homeschooling, though, and a lot of the paid ones are only a few dollars each, so it’s worth checking out any of the others that could actually improve life and education for your children.
Written by G. T. Hedlund