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Four educational apps to provide the best of remote learning

Make yourself a little better every day. Utilize these excellent apps to upgrade different skill sets and learn about various subjects from the comfort of your home.

LitCharts: The importance of reading books cannot be emphasized enough, it shapes us as a person. However, only reading books does not suffice. what matters more is that you take up the teachings and apply those morals on yourself and your life. The app, LitCharts can help you understand the underlying meanings or connotations, conveyed messages, themes and analyses of hundreds of literary works that might have got overlooked while reading and expand your horizon about, well, everything.

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Duolingo: Being multilingual can open many doors, and what better way to invest your time other than learning a new language? The app Duolingo can help you improve your linguistics skills to let you up your language game. Think about all the books and movies you will gain access to by learning a new language. That is mindboggling, isn't it? In addition, there are other available options as well including Hello English, Lingodeer, Memrise, Drops to mention a few to help you learn a new language or even better, a whole new culture. How about that!

Khan Academy: This student-friendly app gives you access to lessons related to Science, History, Mathematics and many other branches of knowledge for free of cost. It presents you numerous videos and articles compiled by professionals simplifying complex educational concepts covering multiple subjects. They also have an app for the children offering some unique and noteworthy features.

Grasshopper: You can learn coding and programming for free with this interactive app. It helps you learn coding with fun, quick games on your device and lets you improve your skill by giving you challenging levels to help you progress and develop your ability to code. However, if you are looking for an alternative, we have got you covered; you can try SoloLearn or Alison to learn computer programming as these work similarly excellent as this one.

Some honourable mentions for online platforms include YouTube, Udemy, Coursera, TED-Ed and EdX as they provide numerous teachings on various subjects from different educational fields right at your screen. YouTube's educational channels like CrashCourse or Vsauce make education just a single tap away. Meanwhile, TED-Ed is taking e-learning to a whole new dimension while Udemy, EdX and Coursera let you complete different courses to quench your thirst for knowledge.

The given list, by no means, covers all the available applications you can have access to; these are just recommended to embed the idea in your mind that you can learn about almost anything that you wish to learn with the help of technology. It is highly encouraged that you look for other applications or different educational sources to learn about various topics that spark your interest. 


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