Top 15 Tools for Self-Paced Learning

Top 10 Tools for Self-Paced Learning

In self-paced learning, students approach lessons and content at their own speed. This approach is useful in supporting different learning styles, and can potentially help students better retain information. 

With the increased implementation of elearning and remote teaching, self-paced learning is becoming more and more prevalent.

To help students and educators, this alphabetical list offers some useful online resources that can be used for self-paced learning.

Top 15 Tools for Self-Paced Learning

Brain Pop (opens in new tab) and Brain Pop Jr (opens in new tab). - Students can watch animated videos in numerous subjects and then follow up with brief assessments and quizzes.

Education Galaxy (opens in new tab) - A game-based learning platform for grades K-6 that covers a variety of topics. Also focuses on preparing students for state assessments.

Gimkit (opens in new tab) - A “game show for the classroom” in which students can collaborate and create quizzes that can then be taken from their own devices.

GrammarFlip (opens in new tab) - Students can improve their grammar and writing by watching educational videos and then completing interactive exercises.

Kialo Edu (opens in new tab) - A platform for educators to gauge student understanding and differentiate instruction through collaborative discussions. Helps to build critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Knoword (opens in new tab) - A vocabulary-building tool with a teacher portal through which educators can create their own topic-themed word packs and track student progress.

Makerdemy (opens in new tab) - Designed to help students boost their programming and coding skills at their own pace and in a variety of languages (i.e. Raspberry Pi, Google Assistant, etc.).

Mathigon (opens in new tab) - An innovative interactive math textbook that serves as a personal tutor and provides real-time feedback.

Milestone Math (opens in new tab) - An iOS app that automatically adapts to a student’s knowledge level and uses self-paced learning to help students bolster their math skills.

Outwhiz (opens in new tab) - Offers self-paced exercises focusing on math and English for grades K-8. Outwhiz also offers analytics tools to track progress.

PBS Learning Media (opens in new tab) - Videos, interactive activities, lessons and more aligned to state standards and covering a wide range of subjects.

Splash Math (opens in new tab) - A K-5 personalized learning math curriculum with interactive games and rewards.

UMU (opens in new tab) - A site and mobile app (iOS/Android) that can be used to create self-paced lessons in any subject.

VocApp (opens in new tab) - A free mobile app that employs digital flashcards to help students learn at their own pace and differentiate instruction.

Vocab Victor (opens in new tab) - Students can boost their vocabulary skills at their own pace with this free mobile app, which assesses and adapts to their vocabulary level in real-time.

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David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment. For more information about his work, contact him at and read his blog at