Goal-Setting/Behavioral Apps: EdTech and Online Learning
Mobile apps that aim to provide goal-setting, tracking, and behavioral pathways for students are numerous in today's online world. While many apps on the market today are specific to certain goals or audiences, there are a number that are also inclusive of all tasks and markets. Within this research, we have identified a total of 11 education technology and online learning mobile apps, each of which have been detailed in the attached spreadsheet. These apps are distinguished based on the age group they are geared towards (elementary, secondary, or post-secondary). In some cases, these applications are accessible to more than one market, in which case the most prevalent audience has been chosen. In addition to this, a brief description, link to the app's website, and a reference to the target market (i.e. educators, students, parents, etc.) has been included as well. All sources used to identify this information for each app can be found in column F of the attached spreadsheet. Below is a brief overview of these findings; please review the spreadsheet for a comprehensive look at this data.
EdTech Mobile Apps
- Apps available to elementary-aged students include Epic, ABCMouse, and Read Along.
- While Epic and Read Along are geared towards helping young children learn to read, ABCMouse offers interactive and trackable content from a variety of subjects, including math and science.
- For students in secondary grades, which includes middle to high school, a few apps on the market today include Power Planner, Adventure Academy, Seesaw, and ClassDojo.
- Adventure Academy comes from the same makers as ABCMouse, but is geared towards students between the ages of 8-13.
- ClassDojo and Seesaw are options geared towards both educators and students; both applications offer an online system for class and assignment management, as well as progress tracking.
- For post-secondary and university students, My Study Life, Canvas by Instructure, myHomework Student Planner, and Remind offer a variety of course management and planning capabilities.
- Canvas is regarded as the most widely used online learning management system (LMS) globally, and offers a platform for universities and instructors to create online courses, as well as for students to complete and track their work.
- Remind is a mobile app that coaches students by sending reminders for their online course work to create better habits, and also offers integration with other LMSs.