The quality of education in South Africa is a big worry for many parents, particularly those who cannot afford the exorbitant cost of sending a child to a private school. Good learning material can also be hard to come by, particularly with the textbook issues that many schools have experienced in the past.
WorksheetCloud, an online app developed by Learning Lab Apps, aims to ease the burden for parents who want nothing more than a good education for their children. Based on the South African CAPS curriculum and available for Grade 1 – 12, WorksheetCloud gives your child access to hundreds of downloadable and printable school worksheets and revision tests.
“The concept behind WorksheetCloud is to provide South African learners with fresh and relevant online educational content that allows them to revise and practise the curriculum from any device with an internet connection”, says Adrian Marnewick, Managing Director and Co-founder of Learning Lab Apps. “We realised that thousands of parents are desperately looking for South African content to help their children do better at school. We set out to create an easy way for them to do this by providing CAPS-based printable worksheets via an online app”.
Using WorksheetCloud, your child can access the worksheet content from a desktop or laptop computer, or any mobile device such as your tablet or smartphone. The content can be viewed on screen, or printed out and completed with a pen and paper, much in the same way your children complete real school exams. Each worksheet comes with a detailed answer sheet memorandum that includes explanations and model answers for your child to learn from.
Content covered includes Mathematics, Natural Science, English and Afrikaans for primary school as well as Mathematics for high school. Learning Lab Apps plans to add English language and Physical Science for high school learners later in 2015.
WorksheetCloud launched in October 2014 and has since been awarded the CAP40 Business Innovation Award for being the most innovative, disruptive and promising concept out of 30 other ideas submitted. “We were incredibly excited and encouraged after winning the Innovation Award because it indicated that we are on the right track, which is to help children learn and to improve education in South Africa”, says Marnewick.
WorksheetCloud is available for individual parents as well as schools. You can see a detailed product tour and find sign up information by visiting their website.
All Education Southern Africa readers qualify for a 50% discount on the WorksheetCloud sign up fee. Use the code EDUMAG when enrolling for WorksheetCloud at www.worksheetcloud.com. Valid until 30/05/2015.
Source: Education Southern Africa