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Boost Your Child's Tech Knowledge with These 4 Software Apps

Are you concerned about how much time your child spends in front of a smartphone, tablet, or computer screen? While you should place limits on their total screen time, you can also help them make the most of that time by steering them towards educational software applications. Your child’s school may already use one or more such apps to complement their instruction. But if you find those lacking, or hope to guide your child more towards STEM-focused education , try one of the following software applications: BrainPop / BrainPop Jr. BrainPop is a subscription-based service that provides children (grades 4-12) with instructional content, including videos, games, and quizzes on various topics, including science and technology. BrainPop Jr. specifically curates material for children in grades K-3. Both BrainPop and BrainPop Jr. have been praised for the quality of their educational videos and their ease of use. Hopscotch-Programming for Kids Hopscotch teaches kids to code using a...


Oct 24, 2020

Uvii Wants To Bring On-Demand Education To The Masses

In 2016, the average cost of a 4-year college or university was $39,000. The amount of money it pays to attend school every year is on the rise and students and self are looking for alternatives ways to educate themselves on a budget. That’s where Uvii comes in. Uvii is a mobile app that brings speaker seminar and micro-learning courses to the palms of people’s hands. The app is currently in beta and uses video to offer skill training, self-help courses and other sessions at a nominal fee. “I knew that there had to be a way through technology to bridge the gap for education,” Uvii Founder Kimberly Gray said. Uvii’s main goal is to provide quality education and on-demand courses for a fraction of the costs of traditional schooling. Gray got her inspiration for Uvii from her parents, who both served as principals in Washington, D.C. public schools. The company has two business models — the frontend, consumer-focused model and the B2B model. On the consumer side, the model app provides...

Arriana McLymore

Feb 8, 2019