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Learning Apps for Struggling Students and Students Wanting To Push Themselves More

When it comes to educating our children, we need all the help we can get. Whether you have a struggling student or a student that breezes through their work and needs to be challenged more, parenting a school-age kid is hard. We want what’s best for our kids and will do and try anything to help them achieve their best.

Parents are also in a battle over screen time. We wonder what is an appropriate amount and dread those YouTube voices. There is a way to balance those concerns. There are many quality apps that can help teach our children and help them achieve their maximum potential, all the while entertaining them.

Here are some apps that can help your student with their grades and overall learning.

Endless Learning Academy
Using animation, puzzles, and games, Endless Learning Academy helps pre-school and young children with a variety of subjects.

Sago Mini School
Designed by child development experts, Sago Mini School helps kids learn through child-led activities. Downloadable books are also used to help kids learn.

I’ve been using Duolingo for many years. My kids and I all use it. Duolingo is a great and fun way to learn a new language.

Khan Academy
Chances are, if you were educating your kids during the pandemic, Khan Academy was used in your house. Khan Academy teaches a wide variety of subjects. We mainly used Khan Academy for math development.

Math Tango
Kids use math to battle monsters and aliens with this fun learning app.

Tappity is an app that can help a beginning scientist establish their talent and lingo to get them ready for the next phase of their education.

Epic is a common app used in public schools. Kids can read a variety of books online and play games to help with their literacy comprehension.

There’s no better way to learn an instrument than with a teacher. However, if you can’t have one or don’t have time for one, Yousician can help students learn basic music concepts and is a great intro to learning to play an instrument.

Imagi is a coding app that helps students learn basic coding techniques. Coding is something all students should study and Imagi is a great app to assist them.

Swift Playgrounds
Swift Playgrounds helps students learn to code through fun and interactive games.

This is a great math app to learn how to do that complex problem you can’t figure out. Point your phone or iPad at the problem and the app will walk you through how to come up with the correct answer. I wish I had this when I was in high school.

Brilliant assists students in learning STEM activities. There are many STEM apps out there and Brilliant is a great place to start when looking for the right one for you.

Kahoot is another app that I’m familiar with from my homeschooling days. Kahoot helps kids learn history, physics, and other subjects through games and interesting articles.


Another app that I wish was around when I was in high school. Essayist can help that high school student who is struggling to complete the project or to kick the grade up a notch. The app helps format the paper and assists with grammar and spelling.

Life 360
This app is great for big families or for busy families. It helps parents know where the kids are and when they checked in to new locations.

Classdojo is all the rage with schools these days. I use it to contact my kids’ teachers and stay up to date with what’s happening in the school. I have this app on my computer, iPhone, and iPad.

Those are the apps that I’m aware of. Did I miss any? If so, please share the apps you use in the comments.

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