Amid the global pandemic, online education has taken a new meaning for children across the world. With schools closed in Kashmir, school-going children have found it difficult to pursue education in the manner they would have liked. As the winter is upon, and it is vacation season, children have a lot of time to pursue online courses. These courses will not only help children in gaining knowledge and expertise in different subjects but will also make them sharp and keep them engaged amid lazy winter. These courses are taken from some of the best online academy’s and parents would not find it difficult to avail these courses for their kids.
Rising Kashmir’s sub-editor Irfan Mehraj here lists some of the best online courses that children can avail in the present times, especially when it is winter in Kashmir.
1. Drawing for Beginners: How to Draw 25 Cartoons Step-by-Step
This course is offered by Udemy, which is an open online course provider aimed at professional adults and students. The course offers cartoon drawing lessons through an inspiring art experience for young artists. The course can be interesting for those kids who are creative and want to learn the craft as a practice—especially cartooning. The course will help children to work on their hand-eye coordination and self-expression. What is great about this course is that it offers a step-by-step drawing method and does not require your child to have any previous skills. It is really easy to follow. In absence of physical classes, kids who enroll in this will come out with nice creative skills and can be able to draw.
In the age we live in, having critical skills like creative thinking, communication and problem solving can be useful to have a successful career. Well, children shouldn’t worry as Learnifi is the answer for that. It is the only platform available on the internet that focuses on the development of skills like critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills through online courses for children on Public Speaking, Creative Writing, Entrepreneurship, Brain Development, General Knowledge, Finance, and more. The sessions are live and personalized to the strengths, and skills of the child. The course also offers weekly competitions, and exposure for children and has clubs that will help kids to practice what they have learned. The course has some expert teachers.
Many cell phone apps offer learning modules for kids, but not all of them are fun. The Hoggy learning app is a fun learning experience. that with plenty of engaging and mind-stimulating content—and this too without ads. What Hoggy does is that it smartly converts the passive screen time on Youtube for kids into quality educational screen time. Why Hoggy is a fun course is that it allows kids to watch their favourite YouTube videos but with an educational element—it has pop questions and interactive activities that studies have shown will stimulate learning and boost memory of kids. The app has thousands of free courses from multiple categories. It has been loved by thousands of parents and this free app is a perfect solution for parents who want their children to avail best learning courses while being online.
4. Khan Academy
No one needs an introduction to Khan Academy. It’s an American educational organization created in 2008 by Sal Khan. The goal of the Khan Academy is creating online tools that will help students to educate themselves. It does so by producing short lessons in the form of videos. The website also includes supplementary practice exercises and materials for educators. Khan Academy is like a classroom and children are not alone in this. It has online courses for children from the US, Brazil, Mexico and India. The Academy provides resources and exercises for kids in KG to 12. Kids can learn Math, Hindi, Science, Computers, and Arts. What is excellent about Khan Academy is that it has content to help students prepare for competitive examinations. It will help your kids get a learning curve that they need when schools are still trying to adapt to e-learning.
Udemy is a competitor to Khan Academy and is quite popular among kids. It is known as a MOOC provider. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course. Founded in 2010, this online learning platform is one of the most famous tools of online learning. The platform has more than 46 million students, and nearly 175,000 courses, with 60,000 instructors teaching courses in over 75 languages. As of writing this, there are at least over 644 million course enrollments. What is well known about this learning platform is that students take courses primarily to improve their job-related skills within some courses generating credit for technical certification. In this day and age, every parent should scan Udemy for getting excellent tools of learning for their kids.
6. Class Sathi
Class Sathi is a free learning app that you can download on any platform—be it Google Store or IoS Store. The fundamental aim of the app is to help children battle math and science—two subjects that can be daunting for most kids. Children are often at battle and worried about how they will perform in these two subjects. TagHive’s Class Sathi is designed to solve just that. Class Sathi is one such platform that can eliminate the uncomfortable feeling children go through. The free online courses from Class Sathi for children offer several math and science quizzes. These quizzes are personalized to the level of the student—and come with interactive quotients. After accessing this learning app, Math and Science will not seem so daunting for the kids. And the nightmares about performance will be over too. The math quiz and science quiz help clear the concepts, improve problem-solving ability and help in better time management. One doesn’t have to be scared of Math and Science anymore.
Subjects like Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics can’t be easy and can be complicated sometimes. Well, here comes Neobael designed to solve just that. It provides online workshops on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics for the primary-age learners. The app is aimed to inspire confidence to solve real-world problems through project-based learning. It is one of the first to provide inquiry-led learning modules for children. These modules can help children learn creative integration of education and possess real-time experience-based problem-solving. The learning platform offers an approach to education that empowers students to be curious learners. These lessons will help students to solve real world problems. These skills will help them to develop soft skills to succeed in college and their careers.
Learning can be boring sometimes and Funbrain is designed to solve just that. As the name suggests, Funbrain is an educational gaming website that offers interactive and fun games for kids from pre-KG to 8th standards. The games are also designed to provide a variety of abilities in kids. For those who love math, the gaming website is absolutely fun as there is a special math zone. The website has been around for a while and observers have highly regarded it. It’s a perfect website to have fun while they learn as it provides free online classes for kids to learn and have fun at the same time.