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Best Android Apps for Students
What Android apps did we install on the mini blogger’s phone? The Google Play store has plenty of incredible free apps. Her first summer with a phone has been all about new games, texting with her friends, and sneaking in some learning too. A cell phone is not only for fun. It can also be a powerful learning tool with the right apps installed. Her first month using the LG Grace phone from Walmart Family Mobile was painless. She stayed in touch with her school friends, learned a new language, and even showed an interest in physics. Not bad for a summer of fun.
If you follow along on the blog, you know that I bought my daughter her first phone last month. Read more about this big purchase here. We have both been extremely pleased with her new phone. Walmart Family Mobile (powered by T-Mobile) and the $49.88 TRULY Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data◊ Plan were an easy choice for us. I still cannot believe how easy it was to buy our phone at Walmart. My daughter is appreciative that I bought her a phone and I am pleased that I can communicate with her, no matter where she is. The TRULY unlimited talk, text & data plan keeps our bill under $50 each month with no overages. Her new phone has allowed her to keep in touch with all her school friends and engage in her favorite emoji competitions.
I never had to worry about signing a 2 year phone contract or having any hidden activation fees. There are also no late fees, ever. When you buy a phone for your kids, you never know if it could get lost or broken. No contract means peace of mind for this Mom! It was so easy to start this new phone line because Walmart truly has the best prices in no contract phones.
The LG Grace phone has been perfect for the mini blogger. She has downloaded some social media channels and created her own accounts (these are all supervised by Mom). The camera works great and she is taking her own creative photos as well! The screen on the LG Grace is a nice size and figuring out how to use it was quite easy. Coverage on T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G LTE network has been excellent. We just bought our second month’s data◊ card and it came with another free VUDU** movie rental (credit valued at $7.00). These movie credits are so much fun to use for a family movie night, right in our own living room. We rented Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 this week and we all loved it. You get one free movie rental every month you buy the $49.88 TRULY Unlimited plan card, what a fun perk.
The mini blogger went mini-golfing with a friend last week. We stayed connected while she waited her turn. She posted social media photos and kept her accounts updated. She is well on her way to becoming an awesome blogger. This new phone has been an excellent value compared to the prices I researched to add a new phone to other carriers. The extra data, texting, and talking, allows her to use the phone as much as wants each month. I do not have to worry about any surprising extra charges at the end of the month either.
Our top 5 Educational Apps that we have enjoyed:
- Reading App: Great way to read books, right on your phone! The mini blogger prefers reading on her phone over a paper book. Kids these days! There are many free books to download as well as paid books.
- Math Duel: This fun math game is a competition. Two people play against each other to see who can answer a math problem first. In my house, everyone wants to win, even a math game. Addition and subtraction with easy, medium, and hard levels make this a challenge for everyone. Download it here.
- Quizlet: Quizlet is a great way for kids to study for a quiz or test. I can create a quiz and test my daughter, or she can practice a quiz her teacher has created. I can also make flashcards for her new Spanish words, or even use some of the millions of quizzes others have created. The quizlet app makes it fun to study! Download it here.
- Khan Academy: Khan Academy is a great app, full of videos and practice questions on thousands of educational topics. The mini blogger spent a whole day watching videos on physics, just because she wanted to! Great way to spend the summer, right? There is such great content, all available for free on this app. You will be able to find a video in almost any subject you are having difficulty learning. Download it here.
- Duolingo: The mini blogger is learning Spanish on Duolingo and it is a really fun way for her to learn another language. Young children pick up languages like sponges pick up water. Duolingo makes learning a language fun with mini games, challenges, and great interaction. If your child wants to learn a new language, download it here for free!
What are your favorite educational apps?
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