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Smart Spark app review: exploring your child's potential to learn

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Introduction

We all want our children to do as best as possible in school and in life. Over the years, there have been many tools that claim to be the magic ingredient to take our children to the next level in their education. The Holy Grail if you will. Not long after the App Store opened for business educational apps for children began to sprout up. Today there are probably hundreds of apps you can choose from that will help your children's education in some way, shape, or form.

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Smart Spark by Smart Wired is another good example of an educational tool for children available within the App Store. This app examines how your child learns, as well as how you learn in order to come up with the best way to help your child learn. It's a pretty decent app with some good tools that will help parents and teachers. This is a free app and it's compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Smart Spark - Ignite your child's learning potential

Free

Understanding Your Child's Mind

The traditional educational apps in the App Store designed to help your children with their progress through school and through life are fairly standard fare. You'll find things such as interactive books, math and science tools, as well some helpful drawing and writing tools as well. These can all be very helpful, but with some children you'll have limited success with these tools – understanding which apps work best for which children is not an easy thing to figure out. That's where Smart Spark steps in this app is designed to help you learn how are your child actually goes about the learning process. If you're armed with this as a tool you'll know which apps are most suited to your child's learning progress.

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Although Smart Spark is a great little app I was not able to get it to work on my iPad. For some reason it just did not want to finish the loading process. I was able to get it to work on the iPhone no problem, so there appears to be a compatibility issue here with the iPad. On the positive side you don't have to worry about any ads cluttering up the user interface, and there are no in app purchases to worry about either. This is a completely free app designed to help your children improve their learning process. This app will require 18.2 MB of available space on your iOS device.

How It Works

When you first run the app you will be prompted to create a login and a username. Once you have this set up you'll then be prompted to answer a series of 10 questions which are designed to understand how you learn and the best way for you to help your child learn. They refer to this process as creating a mind pattern – essentially this involves a different series of triggers which you use when learning. These are kinesthetic, auditory, and visual. The creators of the app believe you have to understand how your own mind works before you can help your child understand how there's works. This is the reason for creating your own mind pattern before starting on your child's. The next step is to do the same process with your child.

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When the process is complete the app then creates something called a smart passport. This organizes your various triggers for you so you can see the best way that the learning process works for you or your child. The passport divides your learning process into different categories to make things easier to understand. It will then provide you detailed descriptions of the best ways to communicate and teach your child. There's also the option to share your smart passport via email.

Smart Spark - Ignite your child's learning potential

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Uses a series of questions to develop your learning pattern
  • Creates a learning pattern for your child as well
  • Saves your pattern as a smart passport
  • The Smart passport can be shared through email
  • No ads or in app purchases

Cons

  • Appears to be a compatibility issue with iPad

Final Words

Smart Spark is an excellent learning tool for you to help improve your child's learning process. It will help you quickly create a mind pattern and a Smart passport which can then be used over and over again by yourself and your child's teachers to make teaching them a more effective process. This is a great app for both teachers and parents.

 

Smart Spark - Ignite your child's learning potential

Free
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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.