Promote Inquiry-based Learning with These Do It Yourself Apps for Students

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Learning is best done through doing, what is conventionally known as the hands-on approach to learning. What we have for you today are iPad apps that can help students engage in meaningful learning experiences through the use of hands-on activities and exercises. The apps provide a wide variety of learning guides, lessons, videos, tutorials, and several other materials to help students take responsibility of their own learning and become the ‘Do-it yourself masters of anything’. We invite you to check them out and share with us your feedback.

8 Excellent Do It Yourself Apps for Students

1- Curious 
‘Learn from over 25,000 video lessons on virtually any topic. Whether you want to learn how to crochet a scarf, plant an organic garden or play guitar, Curious helps you stay happy and healthy with a daily learning workout across eight key knowledge areas:aesthetic, humanities, mind/body, music, play, relationships, STEM, and Work.’

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
‘The wikiHow app gives you over 150,000 how-to guides right in the palm of your hand. Learn how to do anything from wikiHow, the world’s leading how-to guide. Read or watch step-by-step instructions on every imaginable topic. Become the DIY master of anything, instantly.’

4- Curiosity - Get Smarter Daily
‘From the creators of curiosity.com, the Curiosity app is the best way to get smarter about your world. Read interesting articles and facts about your favorite topics and learn more about the things you enjoy.’

5- Darby - Watch and Make Videos
‘The video community for makers. On Darby, watch and make entertaining how-to videos and chat with other makers. Through videos, watch people bring creative ideas to life and then make and share your own fun videos. ’

6- DIY Sun Science
‘DIY Sun Science, funded by NASA, allows families and educators to investigate and learn about the Sun at home, at school, or anywhere you go! Developed by UC Berkeley’s The Lawrence Hall of Science.’

7- Craftsy
‘When you learn with Craftsy, you get lifetime access to video classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet, embroidery, cake decorating, cooking, drawing, painting, photography, paper crafts, gardening, woodworking and more. Ask questions and interact with your instructor and fellow crafters, and re-watch tricky parts as many times as you like! Plus you can download lessons to your iPhone or iPad while you’re online, then watch later — even without internet. So the inspiration goes wherever you go!’

8- Khan Academy
‘Khan Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free. Over 10,000 videos and explanations at your fingertips in math, science, economics, history, and much, much more.’
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