21 Educational App Ideas That Startups Should Not Miss Out In 2022

6th October 2021


Many EdTech apps that are now trending especially since the pandemic gave a great push to e-learning. There are many factors to be kept in mind when building your digital learning app like ensuring credible resources & educators and optimized UI/UX designs as per the target audience. While many such nuances need to be taken care of, what are the fields where you can make such apps? Below we explore twenty-one such aspects where an EdTech app can come into play to help facilitate learning.

Private tutor app

With an app of this variety, it will be easy, accessible and affordable for one to find credible tutors for classes. The services can be availed online via the app itself or book slots for face to face sessions. This app can also have reviews of how the sessions went which will give the students the chance to make a far more informed choice when booking a tutor of their style. It will empower them to choose someone not only within their budget but also who teaches in a manner best suited to their style of learning.

EdTech apps for the differently-abled

As special education becomes more accessible in the future, the need for mobile apps that support the infrastructure will grow. Smartphones with their accessibility features are already capable of facilitating easy usage by those who may be differently-abled. By tapping into those available features and more, one can create an app that helps support their education in a holistic and more accessible manner.

Flashcard Apps

These apps are usually fun to use and since they are usually gamified, they can be a great learning tool to memories objective coursework. While they might be considered a great learning tool for primary and secondary grades, they can be customized in a manner to also accommodate specific requirements of a student from senior secondary to even PhD levels.

Dictionary & thesaurus app

These apps, especially if available as browser plugins or easy to access tools can be super helpful in learning for uninterrupted studying. They can also be gamified to let younger kids discover new and different words each day. This will also help in building vocabulary & language skills.

Language learning app

One of the most popular EdTech trends, language learning apps have a huge market for language enthusiasts. They are usually gamified and a simplified & holistic approach to learning a language using not only visual but also auditory & cultural cues.

Regional language translator app

While many education apps are available in English, French & other such languages, they are restricted to study material already available in those languages. In most cases where students do need help is to translate course material into a language they are more familiar with to understand it better. For example,, a French-speaking student might have trouble grasping concepts in English but the same when translated and explained might make more sense simply because of the ease of use that the language provides.

School bus tracking app

Relevant especially for parents for younger children and working parents, this app can help track your ward’s school bus which will then let you know the exact location and ETA of the bus. This will enable you to not only ensure your kid’s safety but also plan your schedule better accordingly.

Exam focused learning app

These apps can be created to focus on one exam after the other. Students can pick from modules most relevant to them and tweak a few features to customize them to their needs. Unlike regular e-learning apps, they will have features that are more goal-oriented and time-bound to help prepare the student better.

Student progress tracking app

Progress reports, transcripts, assignment reviews, peer reviews, peer rankings, etc can be a few features of such an app that can help a student track their academic grades. With the tap of a finger, they have access to all their academic records which can help them to improve their performance or learn to priorities subjects based on the need for attention. In the case of younger children, it can help parents track their kid’s academic progress and help them focus on the area where they need help in.

Student attendance tracking app

A very basic but very essential tool that’s required is an attendance tracker. This is not only to benefit the institution but also to help students schedule their lesson plans in a better manner. With one glance you can access attendance which means you can choose non-conflicting class schedules and/or not miss attendance due to any confusion.

Student community app

When large institutions like colleges and universities that have a large student body need students to be able to directly interact and mingle with each other, a community app can prove super useful. People taking the same courses, sharing dorms, etc can have private groups where they can even resolve grievances. Public forums can be where they ask, discuss or get informed about the general happenings at the institution like events and such. It’s a great way to discover what your institution has to offer alongside finding a peer group.

E-book reading app for course books

Textbooks, especially those of higher education, are expensive and difficult to access via libraries alone. By making these books available in the form of a mobile app, institutions and libraries can charge a premium in the form of a subscription fee where the students can access books of their choice as required by the curriculum. This also makes it super easy for them to not only access this information but also not spend excessive money to procure these books or generate any paper waste.

AR Based EdTech Apps

Such apps are great to explain concepts like physics, chemistry, etc Especially in scenarios where labs cannot be accessed or such concepts cannot be recreated in a lab setting, AR can be a great immersive tool to understand and learn. Similarly history and geography are also subjects that can benefit from such an immersive learning experience. Many co-curricular activities like MUNs, debates, etc can be help virtually using AR without any geographical bounds.

Student to-do list app

A simple app that lets students create customized and organized to-do lists. These can be time-bound, subject wise and priority wise created lists made available across devices. They will help them learn better time management and stay on top of things.

Student note-taking/whiteboard app

There are several players in the market currently when it comes to note-taking and digital whiteboards. Evernote, Miro, Roam research provide amazing features which makes studying & revising efficient for students. However, this is a market with a huge untapped potential and you can create your own customized note-taking app with Valere to create a product that will be a gamechanger in this segment.

Primary education app for children

Primary education is not limited to learning the number, spelling or rhymes. It encompasses so much more like how things work, manners, basic skills like how to tie your shoes, etc From storytelling to science, an app can be a great tool to teach kids so much more than just to let them watch their favorite videos!

Mathematics skill-building app

This sort of an app can be beneficial for kindergartners to university level students. The idea is to create concept clarity using examples and practice lessons that they can take within the app. A social feature for those at a high level of study would be beneficial since that would allow them to discuss and solve complex equations.

Competitive exam preparation app

An app that uses previous years’ question papers and the general format of the competitive exam in focus to help students train better for it on-the-go. This can be a great way to be able to train while commuting or when one is unable to access their regular study material. The app can be gamified for a better response and all answers shall be explained so that the students’ are able to grasp the concepts properly.

Grammar correction app

An app that doesn’t only focus on spellings and punctuations, but also on sentence formations and contextual errors can be a gamechanger for students when they write reports & essays. This will also help improve their usage of the language for both native & non-native speakers. It can be made available in a mobile and desktop app version for better accessibility.

Pre-school learning app

This app would be less focused on things like spelling and numbers and more towards motor skills, hand-eye coordination, etc for toddlers. They can use the app to play games that help them trace, match colors, identify objects, etc

Study schedule app

A simple app that will allow students to set their own schedules according to their classes and priority wise assignments. They can include any jobs, outings, etc within this and whenever they are close to exceeding the time limit on those things, the app can let them know. That way they can be better in charge of their time without having to rush through assignments and reports.

All in all there are many apps that one can create for the EdTech sector and each can be more disrupting than the other with the right research and expert developers like Valere in place. You can get an estimate of the kind of budget you might need with our App Development Cost Calculator to get started on your app and create the next big EdTech app now.


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