Nandakumar | May 11 - 2016

When used correctly and in conjunction with traditional mediums educational apps can help  children of all abilities.

Apps are interactive: Children enjoy learning more when they receive regular feedback as to their progress. With learning apps, likePlanet Boing, there is a system of rewards that encourage children to complete each level and earn rewards. Think of it as the new version of a sticker chart.
Apps help prepare kids for the future: Technology isn’t going anywhere. When children use age appropriate apps on devices such as the iPad they are learning to use the tools that will become more and more part of daily life in the future.

Apps help tracking your Children’s Progress: Some apps offer a way to track your children’s progress as they use them. With progress reports you can actually see how each app is helping to improve skills like reading, math, phonics and more.

Portability:Favorite learning apps, like i Learn with Poko: Fun Counting and Addition enable you to fit in a fun lesson anytime. The classroom can go where you go and no heavy book bag to carry.

Fun: Who says learning can’t be fun? Apps for kids are specifically designed to maximize engagement and keep little ones learning without even realizing they are. With the right apps you are support the learning and development of young minds in an entertaining way.

Benefits to schools of an integrated mobile strategy:

1. Ease of use
The most immediate benefit to schools of an integrated mobile strategy is the chance to tap into the high level of mobile device usage among students. Smart phones have evolved from their initial “status symbol” positioning to becoming an important access point for service, engagement and learning. Today’s students are dependent on their smart phones for text, email, social media or calling throughout their day. In this “always connected” world, it is imperative that schools’ communication strategies be increasingly mobile-centric.

2. Customizability
Each university has a unique set of culture, procedures, and services. As a result, each needs mobile apps that best suit their needs. The apps should be college-branded and contain features that facilitate navigation of campus systems and communications with staff.

3. Instant updates
Mobile apps rendered by an ace mobile app development company can provide a way to send out broad communications about campus events, alerts, and other highly time-sensitive information. New payment technologies will soon allow education-related payments like book purchases, tuition fees, and even library fines to be paid using a smart phone app. Institutions can put information such as interactive campus maps, timetables, staff directories and access to course work etc. on students’ fingertips.

Since mobile devices are always close at hand, a school’s mobile communications strategy provides an opportunity to effectively generate meaningful engagement with students throughout the life cycle of prospects, enrolled students, and alumni.


In fact, two recent studies with Skype shows that children do seem to learn better when there is social interaction from a person on video. So it’s kind of encouraging with FaceTime or Skype for parents and grandparents to know that with that interaction, the children might actually be willing to learn from a person on a screen because of the social interaction showing them what’s on the screen is connected to their lives,

Video modeling can teach children positive social skills, such as sharing, taking turns, or using kind and polite words and so on.