Best Back-to-School Apps & Resources: The Ultimate Deals Guide

A new school season is looming, but with most schools remaining closed until after Christmas to slow the transmission of COVID-19, there’s a newfound expectation on both parents and students to buy apps, resources and electronics to bring the classroom home. Whether you are returning to the classroom, continuing with remote learning, or planning for a hybrid scenario, one thing is certain: the return to learning in Fall 2020 will be unlike any “back to school” season we’ve ever experienced.

Take some of the stress and uncertainty out of planning for the first few weeks with this collection of apps, websites, resources, lesson plans, printables, safety guidelines, remote teaching advice, activities, and guidance from teachers.

Here is the list of the back-to-school apps to get your new academic year off to the best possible start.

Little Kitten & Friends

Little Kitten & Friends is an app that helps children aged between 4 and 7 prepare for their school start. The application provides 8 educational games that are rich with features and help remote coordination, confidence, social and motor skills in a safe and exciting environment. The app supports 14 languages and enables the young user to explore the Little Kitten’s school solving puzzles, answering questions and exploring creativity.

Little Kitten

Kids Academy

Kids Academy is an innovative learning platform designed specifically for PreK-3. Created with expert educators, Kids Academy offers standards-aligned customizable curricula with over 3,000 educational activities for both interactive and off-screen learning. It covers a variety of subjects: STEAM, ELA, Reading, Social Studies, Chess, Coding, Robotics, and more.

Kids Academy

ABCMouse

ABCmouse.com is a one-stop location for your all of your child’s educational needs—your child will find engaging lessons that grow with your child, covering preschool all the way to 1st grade. The curriculum includes books, games, songs, puzzles and much more!

ABCMouse

Night Zookeeper

Night Zookeeper is a fantastic online learning platform for children age 5-11 that supports teaching and learning in English, particularly writing. Night Zookeeper is a virtual world where children are in charge of the animals and backgrounds they invent and pieces of writing they create - Special Half Price Offer.

Night Zookeeper

Scholar Within

Scholar Within’s reading program is designed to advance your child’s reading and spelling skills. The program is brain-based, research-based, and results-proven. Each day is broken up into 4-6 short step-by-step activities for a total of 45-60 minutes.

Scholar Within

Babbel

Babbel‘s language learning subscription has a new sale this Labor Day! Babbel has a web app and mobile apps that help you learn and practice a new language at your own pace, plus new podcasts for a few languages and for different experience levels.

  • Get 10% OFF 3-Months One Language subscription!
  • Get 30% OFF 6-Months One Language subscription!
  • Get 50% OFF 12-Months One Language subscription!
Babbel

KiwiCo

KiwiCo box includes creative STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) projects designed to be perfect for your kids ages 5-8. Doodle Crate inspires 9-16-year-olds to learn new design skills and gain creative confidence through making. All Doodle Crates come with high-quality materials needed to create each DIY project, a video tutorial, and easy to follow instructions on a new art or design technique.

Kiwi Crate is offering new customers 15% off their entire subscription for Labor Day! Use coupon code LABORDAY at checkout.

Babbel

Kdan Mobile

One Month of FREE Education Tools for Students & Teachers

It's Back-to-School time! Take your academic year to another level by utilizing Kdan Mobile's top-quality productivity and creativity tools this season. They are providing an exclusive offer of 30 days FREE with no credit card information needed. Teachers and students can sign up for one-month free trials to 6 of their education tools (PDF Reader, Animation Desk, NoteLedge, Pocket Scanner, Markup and Write-on Video).

Kids Academy

IXL

IXL

IXL is a personalized learning platform used by over 400,000 teachers worldwide. IXL app is an immersive learning experience that provides comprehensive, curriculum-aligned maths and English content for ages 4-18. With IXL, your children will learn at their own pace, IXL’s adaptive questions automatically adjust to just the right level of difficulty. A wide variety of question types keeps practice sessions fresh and enables all types of learners to succeed. IXL's 3-step implementation guide offers simple, effective ways to keep students engaged and progressing while they are away from the classroom.


Are Back-to-School Sales Too Good To Be True?

For every must-have deal, there at least a dozen bad.

That’s why it’s important to not only consult an impartial source of buying advice (like Educational App Store) to find out whether the offer you’re looking at is really worth your hard-earned cash, but to also have an understanding of the tricks publishers use to dupe customers into thinking they’re looking at an unmissable deal. Fortunately, we’ve thrown together some expert advice to help you get the best possible deal this back-to-school season. We strive to help our readers find the best deals on quality apps and resources, and we choose what we cover carefully and independently.