Android apps to use as learning aids for your kids ahead of the new school year

Smart devices have become valuable learning aids for today’s generation more than ever and even more so during these times. With a view to most schools now actively reopening and taking it a step further is Alcatel who recommend a couple of useful Android apps aimed at helping children plan ahead and keep focused on their school work. Downloading these apps can help kids organise their schedules and manage their time ahead of yet another unpredictable year.

myHomework is the perfect replacement for the old-fashioned paper-based homework diary and timetable. It makes it simple for learners to keep track of their assignments, so they don’t forget to complete homework or study for a test.

The award-winning Cozi is a family organiser that includes a colour-coded calendar, shopping lists, to-do lists, recipe box, and more. It’s perfect for helping kids to keep up with their chores, homework and extramural activities, while giving parents an overview of all the moving parts in their lives. 

School Planner is a handy app for learners and students of all ages, designed to help them keep everything under control. Writing down homework, assignments, exams and reminders is simple and fast and daily notifications will help them remember everything they need to do. Their timetable and daily schedule is always on hand, and they can assign different colours to each subject and view events saved in the calendar.

Study Bunny is a focusing app that encourages kids to put down their devices and focus on their schoolwork. They can set a timer for the amount of time they need to concentrate. Study Bunny will time their rest times too, and also lets them make flashcards to study for tests and quizzes. They can collect coins and carrots for completing tasks to feed the bunny and accessorise his room.

Technology is an essential part of education these days, but parents also worry about children getting exposed to inappropriate content or spending too much time with a screen. With the Family Link parental controls app from Google, you can set digital ground rules remotely from your own device to help guide them as they learn, play, and explore online. You can see app activity reports, block specific apps and manage in-app purchases from your own device. You can also set time limits and a bedtime for their supervised devices.