Top 5 Educational Apps


In the fun world of technology and exciting gadgets, there are a million and one apps to choose from to make the most of the information accessible to us. More options usually mean more confusion, until now. Try out these top five educational apps and let us know what you think!

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Typing Tournament V2

Catering to children from the age of five to adults, this app is fully featured for any level typists to either build their typing skills or refine them. The app is set up in 16 medieval environments that you get to journey through, collecting tokens as you progress in your typing skills.

Instructions are simple and easy to understand. Progression in each lesson comes with only four new keys, making it easy to keep up without any information overload. Animations are included to help with correct finger positioning, and, as with any learning journey, motivation goes a long way and you can look forward to interesting texts to boost your confidence along the way!

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Shakespeare In Bits 

Mindconnex Learning Ltd. created four apps under the Shakespeare In Bits umbrella. These four branch out to Hamlet, Romeo And Juliet, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The apps are specifically intended for personal use not classroom teaching unless the app is accessible to all students.

Intended for children 12 years and older, the apps feature the unabridged original text broken down into simple English with complete notes, summaries and analyses for each section. In-line translations, high resolution animations, character biographies and text highlight are just some of the exciting features included to make Shakespeare fun and easy to understand.

This Is My Body – Anatomy For Kids

This fun and interactive app was created by a team of medical doctors, educators and parents to teach children about their anatomy in an interesting and playful way. The app features the most important parts of the body presented with great design and in amazing illustrations.

For the younger children, no reading is required as the app has strong visual elements that are recognisable to pre-readers. For the older children there is an option, ‘little smarty pants’, to read more about the specific segment. Text information is spoken in a child’s voice, making the app user friendly for both younger and older children.

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iHomework

In this age of abundant information, it can be difficult for students to remember homework assignments among all the excitement of growing up. iHomework has an amazing clean interface that makes is easy to keep up-to-date with all the busyness of the year without the anxiety of forgetting anything.

The app has great features that help with organising and keeping-up-to-date with to do lists, homework assignments, teachers’ instructions, grades and everything else needed during the school year. The app allows for family sharing and syncing to other devices and the calendar. A reminder feature is also included making the app even more reliable to stay on top or ahead of schedule!

WordPower Learn Swahili

Innovative Language Learning has about 66 apps dedicated to teaching a number of languages ranging from Swahili to German. The apps are the ultimate vocabulary builders as they teach the most commonly used words in a language to help you communicate and grasp the basic concepts of the language itself.

The app won’t help you in as much as speaking the language as a first language speaker would, but rather in the basic communication of the language. So, for a fun activity to do over the weekend, during study breaks or purely for the fun and diversity of it, Learn Swahili can be great way for children and adults to bond in learning a new language together!

All mentioned applications are available for purchase on Apple iStore with a ranging compatibility from iPhones, iPads to Macs. App names may be named slightly differently for Android.

By Cleopatra Shava

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