Learning apps to help your student stay engaged

Posted at 12:46 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 13:46:50-04

Parents are gearing up for a new, possibly remote school year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Counties like Bell and McLennan have ordered schools to delay in-person instruction, and most Central Texas school districts are offering remote learning models.

Educational apps have been dominating the mobile app development trends for quite some time now. According to Statista, educational apps are the most popular mobile app category in google play store and 3rd most popular in Apple stores.

Below is a list of educational apps that can assist children who are learning virtually:


Solving complex math problems? Try using the "smart camera calculator" Photomath.


Photomath is the #1 app to learn math, to take the frustration out of math and to bring more peace to your daily student life, according to the app website.

To use Photomath, have a student take a picture of a handwritten or printed question.

The app will then teach the student how to solve those questions through step-by-step explanations and instructions.

Photomath was created by a father to help his children with their math homework.


For students ages 4-10, the Tappityapp teaches 100+ science topics with fun experiments, stories, and games.

Topics range from space to animals and the human body with new content released every 10 days.

The app will even send parents discussion topics whenever their child achieves learning milestones in order to spark fun dinner-table conversation.

Parents can try 30 lessons for free when they sign up.


If your student needs help learning languages like English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Latin, etc. in a fun and interactive way, try Duolingo.

Duolingo is a free science-based language education platform that has become the most popular way to learn languages online.

Lessons on the adapt to learning styles, and the exercises are tailored to help the student learn and review vocabulary effectively.

Some teachers are already using it to enhance their lessons.



Learning apps from Kahoot engage kids of different ages with learning at home.

Kahoot learning apps offers flashcards, practices and even tests.

Students are also able to share a kahoot as a challenge, allowing them to study together with peers which is particularly relevant in times of distance learning.