Want to improve your exam results? There’s an app for that!

by | May 29, 2017

Did you know what an “app” was before December 2009?

Unlikely, because the Apple iPad only launched a month later in January 2010. It’s been 7 years since that iconic piece of tech candy hit the shelves, and our lives have never been the same since.

From personal budgeting to tracking the number of calories you consume each day, you’re bound to find an app for almost anything you can think of. There are useful apps (the kind I like), and addictive gaming apps (the kind my 13 year old son loves). But what we’re really interested in is helping our children achieve excellent exam results, right?

According to data from Google, there are currently over 200,000 educational apps available in the Android App Store. The Apple App Store comes in lower at over 100,000 educational apps. These are approximate figures, but one thing is for sure – with over 300,000 educational apps to choose from, which is best suited for your child?

Questions that South African parents should ask when thinking about downloading a free or paid app are:

  • Is the content of the app based on the South African school curriculum?
  • Is the app customised for South African children? For example, I wouldn’t want my child to get into the habit of spelling “colour” the American way, “color”.
  • Does the app use loads of data?
  • How much time will my child need to spend in the app to see any kind of improvement in results?

Fortunately for South African parents, there is an educational app available that checks all the right boxes. Launched in 2014 and quickly becoming one of the most talked about learning tools, WorksheetCloud is a South African designed and developed app that helps children in primary and high school prepare for tests and exams through online and printable worksheets.

Primary School Worksheets

The company behind WorksheetCloud, Learning Lab Apps, doesn’t reveal the number of subscribers using the app. However WorksheetCloud as a brand has over 100,000 followers on Facebook and has a partnership with Woolworths MySchool. The app also won the Western Cape Premier’s Entrepreneurship Award in 2015 for being the best emerging business in the Western Cape.

And parents are raving. The app has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by customers who describe WorksheetCloud as one of the best ways to prepare your child for school exams.

The premise of the app is simple: your child works through CAPS-based online worksheets that are automatically marked by the app, and your child receives instant feedback in the form of hints, tips and explanations to help them learn. For more traditional learners, the app also gives the option of printing out each worksheet with a marking memorandum to complete on paper.

Interactive Online Worksheets South Africa

WorksheetCloud covers subjects like maths, science, history, geography, and languages. All subjects are covered in both English and Afrikaans. The app works on any internet enabled device (think computer desktop, tablet and smartphone) and can be accessed via your web browser without needing to download anything.

Parents can pay for a WorksheetCloud membership on a monthly or annual basis, with the annual option giving you up to 3 months free. Pricing starts at R60 per learner per month with access to all available subjects, with a once-off sign up fee of R120.

Ready to improve your exam results this term? Find out more at www.worksheetcloud.com.

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About the Author

Adrian is the Managing Director and Co-founder of Learning Lab Apps, the company that develops WorksheetCloud. He is an activist for technology in education, but also a firm believer in the effectiveness of good, old fashioned, hands-on teaching.

21 Comments

  1. Marlene Carlson

    My grandson is in grade 2 and has difficulty with his mathematics

    Reply
    • Kayleen Olivier

      Hi Marlene

      Thanks for your message.

      When it comes to Maths, especially for the lower grades, it is important to let your child practice using and working with the different concepts/strategies. Maths is very abstract, and only through practice do children learn to bridge between concrete (5 actual apples) and the abstract numbers (5 shown on a page).

      WorksheetCloud is an online resource that gives you access to interactive and printable worksheets to help your child revise and practise for class tests and exams. All the worksheets are based on the South African CAPS curriculum which means that they are 100% relevant to the work your child is doing in class.

      We also include detailed memorandums that include the answers and model explanations and working-out for each and every question.
      If you feel ready to sign up, you can get started here: http://www.worksheetcloud.com/sign-up/

      I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at any time and I’ll be very happy to assist!

      Kayleen 🙂

      Reply
  2. Ash

    My daughter is 14 and is struggling to focus on her studies causebits alot to learn and understand when sometimes teacher dont explain it.

    Reply
    • Keshia Williams

      My daughter is in Grade 6 and struggle with Maths.

      Reply
      • Kayleen Olivier

        Hi Keshia

        Thanks for your message.

        When it comes to Maths, the best way to get one’s head around the different concepts/strategies and how to use them, is to practice them.

        WorksheetCloud is an online resource that gives you access to interactive and printable worksheets to help your child revise and practise for class tests and exams. All the worksheets are based on the South African CAPS curriculum which means that they are 100% relevant to the work your child is doing in class.

        We also include detailed memorandums that include the answers and model explanations and working-out for each and every question.

        If you feel ready to sign up, you can get started here: http://www.worksheetcloud.com/sign-up/

        I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at any time and I’ll be very happy to assist!

        Kayleen 🙂

        Reply
  3. Shanelle

    sometimes our children are afraid to asks teachers to explain the work more than 2 times

    Reply
  4. Lizette

    Grade 7

    Reply
    • Kayleen Olivier

      Hi Lizette

      Thanks for your message.

      If you are looking for revision and practice resources for your Grade 7 learner, then WorksheetCloud could be a great solution.

      WorksheetCloud is an online resource that gives you access to interactive and printable worksheets to help your child revise and practise for class tests and exams. All the worksheets are based on the South African CAPS curriculum which means that they are 100% relevant to the work your child is doing in class.

      We also include detailed memorandums that include the answers and model explanations and working-out for each and every question.

      If you feel ready to sign up, you can get started here: http://www.worksheetcloud.com/sign-up/

      I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at any time and I’ll be very happy to assist!

      Kayleen 🙂

      Reply
  5. Audrey

    My grandson is in grade 8 and struggles with his home language English.

    Reply
    • Kayleen Olivier

      Hi Audrey

      Thanks for your message.

      Grade 8 can be a big change from the level of work expected, as compared to Grade 7, which often requires a period of adjustment.

      To assist your grandson with his English Home Language content, you may want to provide him with ways to practice what he learns in class – as well as how to apply that information and knowledge when answering questions.

      WorksheetCloud is an online resource that gives you access to interactive and printable worksheets to help your child revise and practise for class tests and exams. All the worksheets are based on the South African CAPS curriculum which means that they are 100% relevant to the work your child is doing in class.

      We also include detailed memorandums that include the answers and model explanations and working-out for each and every question.

      If you feel ready to sign up, you can get started here: http://www.worksheetcloud.com/sign-up/

      I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at any time and I’ll be very happy to assist!

      Kayleen 🙂

      Reply
  6. verenzia lakey

    My son daughter is in grade 3 and my son grade 7 my daughter stuggle with reading and mathematics.

    Reply
    • Kayleen Olivier

      Hi Verenzia

      Thanks for your message.

      When it comes to Maths and Reading, the best way to get one’s head around the different concepts and strategies, as well as how to use them, is to practice them.

      WorksheetCloud is an online resource that gives you access to interactive and printable worksheets to help your child revise and practise for class tests and exams. All the worksheets are based on the South African CAPS curriculum which means that they are 100% relevant to the work your child is doing in class.

      We also include detailed memorandums that include the answers and model explanations and working-out for each and every question.

      If you feel ready to sign up, you can get started here: http://www.worksheetcloud.com/sign-up/

      I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at any time and I’ll be very happy to assist!

      Kayleen 🙂

      Reply
  7. Babalwa

    My daughters are doing Mathematics, Physical Science and Accounting in Grade 9 and 10.I would like to get the worksheet for them to practice.What can I do to get them?

    Reply
    • Kayleen Olivier

      Hi Babalwa

      If you are ready to sign up to WorksheetCloud 2 now, you can get started here: http://www.worksheetcloud.com/sign-up/

      We currently only cover Core Mathematics in WorksheetCloud for high school Grades 9 to 12. However, our content team will add English, Afrikaans and Science and we hope to have these subjects available in the near future. All new subjects and content we add are automatically included in your WorksheetCloud subscription at no extra cost.

      You can see a full list of subjects and topics we currently cover on this page: http://www.worksheetcloud.com/worksheets/

      I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at any time and I’ll be very happy to assist!

      Kayleen 🙂

      Reply
  8. Aurelia

    Hi Do you only get this in English?

    Reply
    • Kayleen Olivier

      Hi Aurelia

      Thanks for your message and interest in WorksheetCloud!

      All the content in WorksheetCloud is available in Afrikaans and English. When you add a learner to your account, you can simply select the learner’s default language and they will receive content in the language you select. For example, Mathematics will become Wiskunde and so on.

      You can see a full list of subjects and topics covered here: http://www.worksheetcloud.com/worksheet-subjects-topics/

      If you’re ready to sign up, you can get started here: http://www.worksheetcloud.com/sign-up/

      I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at any time and I’ll be very happy to assist.

      Kayleen 🙂

      Reply
  9. Vani Naidoo

    Hi my son is in Grade 7 and has difficulties with Math. How do I sign up.

    Reply
    • Kayleen Olivier

      Hi Vani

      Thank you for your message and interest in WorksheetCloud 2!

      If you are ready to sign up to WorksheetCloud 2 now, you can get started here: http://www.worksheetcloud.com/sign-up/

      We currently only cover Core Mathematics in WorksheetCloud for high school Grades 9 to 12. However, our content team will add English, Afrikaans and Science and we hope to have these subjects available in the near future. All new subjects and content we add are automatically included in your WorksheetCloud subscription at no extra cost.

      You can see a full list of subjects and topics we currently cover on this page: http://www.worksheetcloud.com/worksheets/

      Pricing:

      You can choose to pay on a monthly membership basis, or pay upfront for a 12 month annual membership.
      Printable Worksheet Only Plan: R 120 once-off, plus R 60 per month
      Printable Worksheet Only Plan Annual: R 720 once-off (you get 2 MONTHS FREE)
      The pricing above is per learner.

      On 1 January each year, your child’s account is automatically upgraded to the next grade. So for example, if you sign up a Grade 4 learner now, then on 1 January that learner will be upgraded to Grade 5 at no extra cost.

      If you feel ready to sign up, you can get started here: http://www.worksheetcloud.com/sign-up/

      I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at any time and I’ll be very happy to assist!

      Kayleen 🙂

      Reply
  10. Vani Naidoo

    Sorry my apology my son is in Grade 9.

    Reply
  11. nompumelelo

    Hello my son is in grade 11 he struggles with maths history and english home language please help

    Reply
    • Kayleen Olivier

      Hi Nompumelelo

      Thanks for your message and interest in WorksheetCloud!

      WorksheetCloud is an online resource that gives you access to interactive and printable worksheets to help your child revise and practise for class tests and exams. All the worksheets are based on the South African CAPS curriculum which means that they are 100% relevant to the work your child is doing in class.

      We also include detailed memorandums that include the answers and model explanations and working-out for each and every question.

      You can see our full product tour which includes screenshots on this page: http://www.worksheetcloud.com/how-it-works/

      We currently only cover Core Mathematics in WorksheetCloud for high school Grades 9 to 12. However, our content team will add English, Afrikaans and Science and we hope to have these subjects available in the near future. All new subjects and content we add are automatically included in your WorksheetCloud subscription at no extra cost.

      You can see a full list of subjects and topics we currently cover on this page: http://www.worksheetcloud.com/worksheets/

      If you feel ready to sign up, you can get started here: http://www.worksheetcloud.com/sign-up/

      I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at any time and I’ll be very happy to assist!

      Kayleen 🙂

      Reply

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