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Top 20 educational apps for Aussie kids

Educational apps are everywhere these days, but it can be difficult to know which ones are going to be good for your kids. Here are 20 apps to help your child learn in a fun way.

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  1. Duolingo is a language learning app that by its own admission is ‘fun and addictive’. It’s suitable for all ages, includes a range of European languages such as French, German, Italian and Spanish.
    Price: Free
    Apple Android

  2. Quizlet allows users to create flashcard sets and tests to practise vocabulary items and is suitable for all ages. It also helps with spelling and pronunciation.
    Price: Free
    Apple Android

  3. Evernote is your one stop shop for all your organisational needs. It features notes, lists, colour coding and highlighting and is most appropriate for high school students.
    Price: Free
    Apple Android

  4. Khan Academy boasts that you can learn ‘almost anything for free’ and features tutorials on an extensive range of topics. It is best suited to high school students.
    Price: Free
    Apple Android

  5. iStudiezPro is best for older high school students who want to organise their homework, planner and grades efficiently and effectively.
    Price: $4.49
    Apple

  6. Quick Maths - Arithmetic & Times Table is perfect for children aged 6-8 who are looking for a fun way to improve their maths ability.
    Price: $2.99
    Apple

  7. Comics in the Classroom brings key historical events and figures to life in interactive and enjoyable comic strip demonstrations. Students aged over 12 will get the most out of it.
    Price: Free
    Apple

  8. Meet the Insects: Forest Edition is a visually stunning way to immerse kids in the world of insects and features quizzes to review learning. It is aimed at older primary students.
    Price: $7.99
    Apple

  9. iWriteWords is an enjoyable way for young learners to practice handwriting and learn basic spelling and counting.
    Price: $4.49
    Apple

  10. Padlet is an online bulletin board app that allows kids to pin content from various sources. It’s useful for brainstorming, bookmarking, collaborating and creating portfolios. High school students will find this most useful.
    Price: Free
    Apple Android

  11. Targeting Maths includes a huge range of activities with attached rewards based on a student’s year level from K-6.
    Price: $5.99
    Apple

  12. Socrative Student is a great way to evaluate student learning. It features quizzes, polls, games and would work well in a high school environment.
    Price: Free
    Apple Android

  13. Strip Designer enables kids to create comic strips using their own imported photos and has a range of great templates, colours and fonts. Students from mid-primary on will enjoy this app.
    Price: $4.49
    Apple

  14. Star Walk is an interactive guide to over 200,000 celestial bodies and will make kids experts in stars and constellations. It is appropriate for kids of all ages, but those over the age of 8 will get the most out of it.
    Price: $4.49
    Apple Android

  15. Magisto is a movie making and film editing app that lets students make a range of films including collages, home movies and music videos. Late primary and high school aged students will benefit from this app.
    Price: Free
    Apple Android

  16. Painterly allows kids to take existing images and turn them into paintings using a range of techniques. It is appropriate for all age groups, but older students will get more more out of it.
    Price: $2.99
    Apple

  17. Book Creator is an easy and effective way for kids to create and share their own ebooks. Kids of any age can make use of this app.
    Price: $7.99
    Apple Android

  18. Easyblog Jr is, as the name suggests, the easiest blogging platform for kids. It is suitable for students of all ages.
    Price: $5.99
    Apple

  19. Popplet is a great mind-mapping tool that can help kids get organised and allows collaboration. Older kids will find this most useful.
    Price: $7.99
    Apple

  20. Hopscotch is coding made fun and easy for kids. Older primary kids can play games or create their own.
    Price: Free
    Apple

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