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3 Handy Do It Yourself Apps to Help Students Learn New Skills

December 12, 2015
Self-education is one of the key areas immensely influenced by the widespread use of digital technologies. It is widely believed that the process of democratization of knowledge through the help of web technologies is unparalleled throughout human history. The entire intellectual repertoire of humanity is now stored and easily accessible from any portal with Internet connection. And it’s not only about consuming what others have produced, the net and more specifically web 2.0 technologies have empowered individuals with tools to take part in knowledge production and be active producers. From blogs and wikis to forums and discussion groups, users have access to a plethora of multimodal outlets through which they can channel their voice and share their creative productions.

In today’s post, we are sharing with you some great apps that represent the ethos of 21st century learning. These are apps for self-learning and auto-education. Students and learners from different age groups can use them to learn new skills, explore novel ideas and unleash their creative potential. Check them out below and share with us your feedback.

1- DIY App – Creative Community for Kids


“Use the DIY App to explore thousands of awesome challenges that help you learn new skills. Share what you make and do, get followers, comment on your friends’ stuff, and earn patches for what you achieve. DIY has more than 140 skills to try including Animator, Backyard Farmer, Minecrafter, Fashion Designer and Illustrator. You can do anything, become anyone. DIY is the best way to learn how.”

2- Snapguide


“Snapguide is a beautiful, easy way to create and share how-to guides. Discover new recipes, DIY projects, fashion ideas, make-up tricks, tech tips and lifehacks. Create your own guides and share what you love doing.”

3- WikiHow


“Snapguide is a beautiful, easy way to create and share how-to guides. Discover new recipes, DIY projects, fashion ideas, make-up tricks, tech tips and lifehacks. Create your own guides and share what you love doing…Also in the wikiHow app you’ll find the Survival Kit, a collection of emergency situation guides every person should have stored on their devices. Emergency guides to do CPR, provide first aid, or perform the Heimlich maneuver could save a life. The app even contains guides to land an airplane in an emergency or escape from a bear. All Survival Kit articles are stored for offline use so you won’t need internet service to access them.”