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Will Paterson of EdPlace

Will Paterson of EdPlace, winner of the Education category GWG Awards 2016, selects some favourites.

Congratulations to EdPlace, the leading homework help website, that won the Education Good Web Guide Award 2016. The site is designed specifically with parents in mind who want to offer academic support to their children. It comprises thousands of clearly categorised, interactive worksheets and tutorials.

The founder Will Paterson started his career in corporate finance in the City. Keen to do his own startup he left to co-found the review site Plebble.com, (now part of Opiness.nl) and subsequently founded EdPlace (the leading homework help site) in 2011.

We asked Will to recommend his favourite iPhone apps, other than EdPlace's own app of course.

LIVING EARTH


Living Earth is a great app for weather and geography geeks like me. It’s a live 3D simulation of the globe. You can see the latest storms, the planet at night, detailed weather etc. My words don’t do it justice. You need to download it and see for yourself.

DUOLINGO


I am trying and failing to learn Spanish. This is no fault of my favourite language learning app Duolingo. As part of my job running EdPlace I love learning from my own online experiences. I’ve tried loads of different apps and tools. For me Duolingo sets the standard.

BLIPPAR


Blippar is an augmented reality app that you can point at the world around you and it will tell you what it is. It’s a bit of fun at the moment but it’s great to use and imagine the huge potential it has for learning discovery.

STRAVA


I love outdoor sports, keeping fit and being competitive (mostly with myself). Unsurprisingly I am addicted to Strava. It tracks all your activities, benchmarks you against your PBs and your friends. I find fitness a massive stress reliever but often find it hard to get motivated. Strava gives you the nudge.

FLIPBOARD


Keeping up to date on all the latest news can be stressful. It’s never ending. This app is a much better aggregator than Apple’s own version. I love that it has an end, meaning I can put it down for the day knowing I’ve caught up with my news and not feel dissatisfied that I am out of date. I also like that you pull in multiple sources for a story giving you a ‘rounded’ view.

November 2016