Great Apps to Help with Homework
Common Sense Media

Thank you to Common Sense Media for the resources used within this post.

The homework has officially begun and we are always looking for new tools to help keep the kids current and to keep it fun.

Recently, we were introduced to a few apps via Common Sense Media to help work on my son’s Math Facts using our iPad. As a former math teacher, I am all about making math FUN. Great apps like Math Facts and Hungry Fish get the job done of practicing the basics while using an engaging and entertaining game format. We were laughing together while doing math. Who knew? I did.

Here are some other great apps to help with homework:

BrainPOP Jr. (review)

AGE – 5
LEARNING: Animated educational content for kids to explore, for a fee.
URL: http://www.brainpopjr.com (2011)


Game Classroom (review)
AGE – 5
LEARNING: Fun homework helper supplements kids’ classwork.
URL: http://www.gameclassroom.com/ (2009)


Bobo Explores Light (review)
AGE – 7
LEARNING: Thorough, and thoroughly entertaining, interactive science.
Devices: iPad (2011)


Motion Math: Zoom (review)
AGE – 7
LEARNING: Clever way to learn number line; purchase unlocks full app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2011)


MrNussbaum (review)
AGE – 7
LEARNING: Engaging teacher-created edu site helps kids learn.
URL: http://www.mrnussbaum.com/ (2012)


NASA’s Space Place (review)
AGE – 8
LEARNING: Site shows kids the fun in learning about science and tech.
URL: http://spaceplace.nasa.gov (2011)


Seymour Simon (review)
AGE – 8
LEARNING: Author’s site, blog promote love of science and nature.
URL: http://www.seymoursimon.com (2011)


Smithsonian Education Students (review)
AGE – 8
LEARNING: Treasure trove of kid-friendly info on wide range of topics.
URL: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/students (2011)


SpellBoard (review)
AGE – 8
LEARNING: Great study tool offers options for various learning styles.
Devices: iPad (2011)


StudyJams! (review)
AGE – 8
LEARNING: Lively math, science site caters to various learning styles.
URL: http://studyjams.scholastic.com (2011)


Exploratorium (review)
AGE – 10
LEARNING: Captivating site on everyday (and advanced) science topics.
URL: http://www.exploratorium.edu/ (2011)


FactMonster (review)
AGE – 9
LEARNING: Tons of fun info on topics from math to history to sports.
URL: http://www.factmonster.com (2012)


Scholastic Kids Press Corps (review)
AGE – 9
LEARNING: Kid reporters (and readers) get schooled in journalism.
URL: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/press_corps/index.asp (2011)


Kidipede: History For Kids (review)
AGE – 10
LEARNING: Dig into the fun history, but ignore strange ads.
URL: http://www.historyforkids.org (2011)


CoolMath (review)
AGE  – 12
LEARNING: Info and games designed to boost math’s fun factor.
URL: http://www.coolmath.com (2012)


Science Bob (review)
AGE – 12
LEARNING: Experiment-packed site with some seriously fun science info.
URL: http://www.sciencebob.com (2011)


The Learning Network (review)
AGE – 12
LEARNING: NYTimes blog gives young people fluff-free news, discussion.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/learning (2011)


Solar System for iPad (review)
AGE – 13
LEARNING: Well-written interactive book with lots of multimedia.
Devices: iPad (2011)


Shmoop (review)
AGE – 14
LEARNING: Clever study materials for teens merge humor and learning.
URL: http://www.shmoop.com (2013)

Which apps did we miss?

Which apps do your kids use to help them with homework?


Great Apps to Help with Homework