It wasn’t that long ago when students had to rely on the library for much of their research and test preparation. They spent hours dredging through shelves and stacks of textbooks looking for answers; it sometimes felt like looking for a needle in a haystack. Today, many students want their information delivered electronically. Whether it’s through a laptop or mobile device, students expect answers at the speed of light. Luckily, the plethora of mobile applications now available can turn even the most disorganized student into a multi-tasker! For high school students seeking to simplify their daily lives or get a head start on their college planning, the following five mobile apps are a must-have.
For the busy high school student involved in everything, School Helper is a dream come true. Students can calendar important tasks, track their grade point average and even take notes. The app can be used in English, German, Italian, and Spanish. Available for Android only. Cost: FREE.
Students who want to be able to study anywhere at any time should check out StudyBlue. Mobile flashcards can help students study more efficiently and reduce paper waste. The app even keeps track of what materials students have mastered, so they don’t waste time reviewing things they already understand. Available for iPad, iPhone, iPod and Android. Cost: FREE.
Many students in higher-level math courses and even some science classes may be required to use a graphing calculator. A new calculator can cost $99.00 or more, but those with an iPhone can simply download the Graphing Calculator app by Appcylon LLC and save a bundle! Available for iPhone, iPod and iPad. Cost: $1.99.
Trying to figure out a student’s grade point average can be challenging on a regular calculator, but not with the GPA Calculator app. Students simply put in their credit hours and grades to view calculations for semesters or quarters. Figuring out a student’s ‘real’ GPA has never been easier! Available for Android. Cost: FREE.
Never lose an essay or assignment again! Dropbox allows students to save documents, photos, and videos that can be accessed (and edited) from any mobile phone, computer, or the Dropbox website. Even if the student’s phone or computer is destroyed, his/her files will remain safe. Available on Android, iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, and BlackBerry. Cost: FREE (up to 18GB).
Looking for some other great apps for high school students? Check out this list of free resources from AppAdvice.com.
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