5 of the best tools for home learning

If you’re looking for something to keep your children’s minds in learning-mode, or maybe even catch up on stuff they’ve missed over the last few months, you might want to try a home learning solution.

Here are five tools for home learning that have received excellent reviews from educators on EdTech Impact. They’re ranked by number of reviews.

1. EDClass – Live tutorial support and distance-learning provision

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EDClass is a remote learning application designed to help break barriers to learning, with online assistance through EDLounge qualified teachers and tutors using personalised e-learning aspects. EDClass offers learners live tutorial support and distance learning provision. 

“The service that we have received over the last few years is simply above and beyond, nothing has been too much and student learning is always at the centre of all they do.” – Andy Percival, deputy headteacher

2. Reading Unlocked – Reading at the right pace with 15 minutes a day

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Reading Unlocked is a simplified phonics programme that adapts to each child, reviewing mistakes, and moving at the right pace. Suitable for all children, including those with special educational needs. It only takes 15 minutes a day and works on any PC or tablet.

“The company behind this programme is incredibly supportive and their knowledge of how to support children with difficulties means that ALL children can achieve with this method of learning to read.”  – Kate Bodle, head of learning support

3. GoBubble – A supportive and fully inclusive social community

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GoBubble is a safer, healthier and kinder digital community for kids. Rewarding the likes you give, not the likes you get, it creates a supportive and fully inclusive social community. With more than 1600 schools in 41 countries.

“There is so much in GoBubble worth exploring. Its ease of use across any device, its safety, its ability to connect students and teachers from around the globe, and the fact that it is free helps bridge the equity and access gap. Any program that provides a space for student voice, local and global collaboration, digital citizenship, creative problem solving and fun gets a 10 in my book.” – M. Drezek, technology integration specialist

4. Manning’s Online Tuition – Tutoring for all subjects at any level

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Providing 1-to-1 or small-group online lessons in all subjects at any level, Manning’s don’t only choose their tutors based on intelligence, but on enthusiasm and passion as well. 

“We have a long-standing working relationship with Manning’s and I have regularly recommended their services to other schools and individuals.” – Kathryn Almond, vice principal

5. Tassomai – Intelligent online learning program

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Tassomai is an adaptive learning program helping schools improve attainment levels in core subjects at Key Stages 3 and 4. The multiple choice micro-quizzes reinforce knowledge through targeted repetition, like a flashcard. 

“There are many positive elements to Tassomai which have made supporting our students and staff within schools far more effective. The students are provided with up to date feedback and can address areas of misconception or gaps in knowledge. For staff, assessment of students is fed back quickly and the information can be used to provide effective and timely interventions to address potential areas of concern.” – Nicky Crum, subject improvement lead – Science

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Updated on: 27 July 2021

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