DfE green lights six ‘Early Years apps’ to support home learning

The Department for Education (DfE) has approved six ‘Early Years apps’ to support students’ home learning.

Following a competition to find the highest calibre educational apps for children, a panel of experts approved a range of smartphone and tablet learning tools, designed to help parents and carers assist their children with reading, writing and speaking.

Handwriting app Kaligo is one of the successful products, blending years of neuro-scientific research with cutting-edge AI technology. Kaligo makes handwriting interactive, giving children a stylus and tablet to trace letters through colourful screens, storing their data as they go so parents and carers can monitor progression.

Read more at: https://edtechnology.co.uk/Article/dfe-green-lights-six-early-years-apps-support-home-learning/

What are the popular types and categories of apps

There are 3 types of apps:

1. Native apps

  • iOS on Objective-C or Swift
  • Android on Java
  • Windows Phone on Net

2. Hybrid apps for all platforms altogether with Xamarin, React Native, Ionic, Angular Mobile Sencha Touch etc.

3. Web apps as responsive versions of website to work on any mobile device.

Read more at: https://thinkmobiles.com/blog/popular-types-of-apps/

HOW TO CHOOSE APPS

Apps, and technology overall, are another tool for learning. Children get the most out of playing with apps if they are well chosen by you and if you play together.

All the apps in this guide have been checked using a quality framework, developed by the National Literacy Trust, together with our partners. We want you to be able to use this guidance to choose your own quality literacy apps. When looking at apps and thinking how they can support your child’s early literacy, we suggest that you think about the following questions:

Read more at: http://literacyapps.literacytrust.org.uk/how-to-choose-apps/