March 9, 2021

The Best Apps for Distance Learning

Learning is a continuous process, and the focus has now shifted entirely to online mode due to the pandemic and the increasingly common use of mobile devices. And among all that world of app options, here are a few that will be trending in 2021.

1. Google Drive

Google Drive helps you create documents and collaborate with other users while editing their tasks simultaneously. You can save 15 GB of your assignments, work, notes, and teacher presentations for free, and if you need more, you can buy more space.

You can even scan documents, work offline and consult previous versions of files if necessary; you can create PDFs. A student on Google Drive can complete a form and write my essay or article that a teacher can check. To do this, the student needs to access the file.

All these activities help you manage your tasks better and optimize your colleagues’ time to collaborate with your colleagues to deliver assignments.

2. Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a free tool for managing online classes for online and face-to-face courses. You can create documents, share information in various formats, schedule meetings and conduct them virtually.

You can access any mobile device with the Internet to your notes and your classes and have fast and efficient communication with your teachers. You can synchronize it with Google Docs, Gmail, and Google Calendar and have everything you need for your classes in one place.

3. Meet

Google meet is a free videoconferencing application. Now, anyone with a Google account can create an online meeting with up to 100 participants and meet for 60 minutes per session.

You can record calls, share screens, and even encrypt calls for added security.

4. Evernote

Evernote is available for both Android and iOS completely free and is one of the best recording tools. It is a recording app designed to collect and organize text, images, video, and audio recordings. Your notes are then copied to the cloud.

Students can organize their classes in notebooks, they are accessible from your computer, laptop, or phone, and you can use the tagging system to study more easily later.

5. Penultimate

Penultimate is an award-winning digital writing app for iPad that combines the natural pen and paper experience with Evernote’s powerful search and sync features. It helps you ditch the paper and get on with handwriting.

6. Babbel

Speaking several languages opens doors to new and better opportunities, both personal and professional. That’s why Babbel is a great app to improve your multilingual skills.

All the courses were designed by a team of linguists and language teachers, who have adapted them for each language combination since a Spanish speaker does not learn French in the same way as a German speaker. This same didactic approach applies to all parts of language learning: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Babbel listens to your pronunciation and helps you perfect it. The intelligent review system adapts to your pace and helps you with the most challenging concepts for you.

7. SelfControl

The newspaper published an article in which 64% of middle and high school students are distracted by social networks and the Internet. Although they are great tools for studying and learning, if you do not have the willpower to use them without being distracted, an app like SelfControl can help you.

The app is entirely free and is open source for iOS. It blocks your access to distracting websites, mail servers, or anything else on the Internet and allows you to add sites to the blacklist.

Remember that you won’t be able to access these sites or social networks, even if you reboot your computer or delete the app. The only way to reaccess them is to wait for the timer to expire.

8. Kobo

This great application allows you to download a vast range of books, to read them quietly from wherever you want. It is valid for smartphones, PC or tablets. If you like to read virtually, this app is perfect.

Among the book options offered by Kobo, there are more than 4 million e-books in 8 languages that can help you reinforce the knowledge obtained in class.

At INDO, we provide our students with the best pedagogical and technological tools to support their high school learning.

We integrate the most advanced teaching methodologies and technological infrastructure for students to learn, generate knowledge, and produce audiovisual materials by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards.

In addition to these tools that we recommend, in the school, we have implemented platforms such as Google Classroom and the entire Google For Education package during distance education. Being able to manage a classroom collaboratively through the Internet, assigning tasks selectively, distributing documents, and organizing information in folders to collect resources.

About the author 

Peter Hatch

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