5 Apps to Kickstart Your Homeschool – WHS 58

The start of a new homeschool year is upon us and with that comes book, supplies, website, and app recommendations from all over the Internet.  Not wanting to be left out of the fun I decided to compile a list of 5 apps to kickstart your homeschool.

5 Apps to Kickstart Your Homeschool Year

1. Mathmeteer (formerly Rocket Math)
rocket-mathWhile your rocket is floating weightlessly in space, the real fun begins! Play one of the 56 different math missions. Each mission has touchable objects floating in space, including stars, coins, clocks, 3D shapes and even pizzas! Earn a bronze, silver or gold medal and also try to beat your high score. Missions range in difficulty from even/odd numbers all the way to square roots, so kids and their parents will enjoy hours of fun while learning math.
Cost: $0.99
Language: English
Rated 4+, Recommended for ages 9-11
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later

2. Stack the States / Countries
stack-the-statesStack the States makes learning about the 50 states fun! Watch the states actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game!  As you learn state capitals, shapes, geographic locations, flags and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated states anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of states that reaches the checkered line to win each level.
Cost: $0.99
Language: English
Rated 4+, Recommended for ages 9-11
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later

3. Simplex Spelling
simplex-spellingTeaches a full year of spelling curriculum with over 450 high frequency words divided into 42 lists that are organized by spelling patterns and difficulty levels. Each of the 42 lists comes with a lesson that teaches one of the basic building blocks of spelling in the English language. These basic building blocks include the different phonograms, sounds, and spelling rules.
Price: $4.99
Rated: 4+, Recommended for ages 6-8
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

4. iTunesU
itunes-uThe iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Whether you’re majoring in molecular biology at a university, taking Spanish in high school, or just interested in European history, you now have a valuable tool to help you learn anytime, anywhere.
Cost: FREE
Rated: 4+
Requirements: Requires iOS 8.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

5. Khan Academy
khan academyKhan Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free. Learn using videos, interactive exercises, and in-depth articles in math (arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, calculus, linear algebra), science (biology, chemistry, physics), economics, and even the humanities with playlists on art history, civics, finance, and more.
Cost: FREE
Rated: 4+
Requirements: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

Check out Dan Russell-Pinson’s site for more fun, educational apps and games!

What apps would you recommend for the upcoming school year?  Leave a comment below.

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