As you may know, I do a lot of work around parental engagement. One question that keeps being raised it how home can continue the learning outside of the classroom. As well as ‘traditional’ apps for gaming, there are also those that can promote productive talk, remote reading with your family and even ones that enable parents to be directly involved in a student’s exam revision. Here are a few to get you started.
Reading with a child is something that technology can help with - even if they are not in the same room. There are two great apps that support this. Reado and Kindoma allow you to read with your child - remotely. This means that you can model how to read with a parent and a child when they are at home. Or if the parents want a way for Nanna to read - using her iPad - these are also great.
The two most popular apps for exam-aged students are Gojimo and RevisionApp. The former covers more age groups, including SATs and both the 11 and 13+ exams. There is a way for teachers to login and monitor the students’ progress - and there is no reason why parents couldn’t also do this. RevisionApp however is geared more for parents and there are “detailed parent feedback and progress reports” offered.
If you have any that you would add to this list, we would love to hear from you!
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