Apps help students to become more efficient in schoolwork

School-related apps can help students organize their time, class notes and information to become more efficient and productive.

School-related apps can help students organize their time, class notes and information to become more efficient and productive.

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As students begin a new school year in today’s technologically advanced society, many applications are being created to assist them in their daily lives. Many online services and apps are specifically made to help students become more efficient in their schoolwork.

“Evernote” is a powerful note-taking and organizing service for students and is the perfect tool for studying. The free version app offers text, photo and voice notes. Since students are able to sync their notes to an online account, they are able to have access to their notes anywhere.

Flashcards remains one of the best ways to learn facts and retain those facts in one’s memory. “Quizlet” is an online and smartphone app that allows students to create flashcards and test one’s retention through multiple games and ready-made tests. This app provides students with an efficient way to study and easily memorize pieces of information through flashcards.

“GeoGebra” is a free and dynamic mathematics software and now available in iPad and Android versions that combine geometry, algebra and calculus in one easy-to-use package. It is intended for teachers and students who would like to further illustrate tables and graphs. “GeoGebra” is a great tool to assist students in their work because of its ease of understanding.

Time management is difficult for any student. For those involved in clubs, sports and challenging classes, it is necessary to have an efficient schedule.  “My Class Schedule” will not only keep students informed about their classes, but also reminds users of their upcoming exams and unfinished homework. This app is free to download and is only as good as the user’s commitment to managing her time efficiently.