Want To Home-School Your Child? Here Are 10 Useful Apps

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Technology has taken over the world, and a lot of learning materials have gone digital. Programmers are continuously developing apps that make accomplishing a variety of tasks much easier. There are numerous educational apps that have been developed specifically for children, and many of them can be embraced by parents who would like to homeschool their kids.

At Atlanta Blackstar, they sampled several apps to help you homeschool your children. Here is a list of 10 that you can try out:

SAT Score Quest

If you’re preparing for the SAT exam, this app is for you. It provides the user with a series of practice tests that will help enhance their critical thinking, improve their competency in math and reading, and more. It costs $4.99.

Homeschool Helper

This is a tablet app that has created to make homeschooling easier and systematic, allowing users to create lesson plans, track progress, calculate grades, and more. The app is available for iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and Nook, and costs $5.

Cozi

To be precise, this app isn’t solely used for homeschooling. It has a lot of features that make it great for a teacher-parent as it allows the user to plan both lessons and time with the family. Users can create shopping lists, plan meals, and carry out a number of organizational tasks.

K12 Timed Reading Practice

This app is quite essential for homeschooling. It allows the parent to test their children’s fluency in reading and tracks their progress. The full version is available for less than $5. A free version is also available, albeit with fewer features.

Grammar Pop

If you want your child to improve in grammar, Grammar Pop is a good choice. The beauty of it is that it’s more of a game. You can use it to enhance your grammar based on core curriculum.

iPlanLessons

If you want an app that will help you homeschool your child according to state requirements, iPlanLessons is for you. The app provides a clear breakdown of subjects and course content as spelt out by every state.

K12 Attendance App

If your kid is doing an online K12 study program, you can always see how much work and time they spend doing it. Once your child logs in, you can immediately or later on see what they covered regardless of where you’re physically located.

SpellDown

Does your child need help with spelling? Try out SpellDown. This app allows you to host your own spelling bee with your child, making it an effective and fun way to improve his/her spelling skills.

Numberland

This app is an effective tool to teach your kid how to count objects, write numbers, and learn numbers in different languages. It’s currently available for iOS.

ClassDojo

Although originally marketed for teachers, it’s widely being embraced by parents who homeschool their kids. ClassDojo is very effective in tracking a child’s progress and giving feedback. It provides tips on some of the behaviors that are encouraged in a classroom. While it can be used to homeschool a single child, it’s a great if you’re using it for multiple children as well.

Are there any apps that you think should be on this list? Feel free to comment.

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