7 Helpful Back-to-School Apps For High School
High School is back in session and as you catch up with everyone after the long summer you’re probably not considering if you’re truly prepared for the school year. Sure, you might have your notebooks and you’ll probably get your books when you’re in class, but do you really have everything you need? Probably not. I came up with several apps for high school you might need!
The following is a list of apps for high school that will help you make your school year a breeze. These apps will help you stay organize, study and excel in your individual courses.
Apps for High School to Help You Stay Organized
Let’s face it with everything going on during school, any help we can get with staying organized is appreciated. The following app will keep you on track with all your classes and assignments.
MyHomework is the app you’ll need to keep track of all your assignments. It allows you to track your classes, homework, quizzes and tests. This app provides you with a calendar, so you can see exactly what’s coming up and it will even send you a reminder of an upcoming due date. Also, it’ll work for you regardless if you’re on a block or period-based schedule.
Apps to help you study
During school, your entire life is devoted to studying. You spend numerous hours each day scouring your books and notes for the necessary information to make sure you make the grade. But what if you had all the information you needed in one location? And what if your phone could remind you that it was time to study? These apps are necessary to ensure you are maximizing your studying hours.
iTunes U — Free
iTunes U provides you with access to free courses and academic content from leading universities and schools around the world. Whether you’re looking to take an additional class on your own or just need some additional study materials, this app will help you out. They also have iBooks available that you can read and mark up if you need to do some additional research. This app is a great for the resources you need to complete your papers and assignments.
Brainscape — Free
Brainscape will be your best friend when it comes to studying this school year. Brainscape allows you to create your own flash cards and it also has expert content built in for common classes. You are then asked to rank what you believe your understanding of the topic is and it will determine the right time to quiz you on the topic. The science behind this app is based on repetition of bit-sized content and it is proven to slash required study time. Also, it allows you to study with your classmates.
Apps that will help you in English
English class can be difficult. Between all the papers and the memorization of random vocabulary words, it can be time consuming and daunting. These two apps will help you make the most out of your time spent on English assignments and will ensure you’re on top of your game.Â
EasyBib — Free
EasyBib is your key to writing a bibliography for any assignment. It creates accurate MLA, APA and Chicago-style citations.
The best part is you no longer need to search through the book for all the necessary information, you can simply type in the book name or scan the bar code and it will auto fill the entry for you!
After you’ve entered all your sources, it’s as simple as emailing your citations to you and adding them to your paper.
Dictionary.com Dictionary & Thesaurus — Free
Dictionary.com is a must-have app for any English, literature or creative writing class. It provides you with access to the English dictionary and thesaurus.
Also, it works without an Internet connection, so you won’t have to worry about not having access to the information you need.
Audio pronunciation is also included with each word, just in case you want to make sure you are pronouncing something correctly.
Apps to help you in Math & Science
Math and science can be two of the most difficult courses you take during high school and if you don’t have the right tools, you could quickly fall behind. These two apps will provide you with easy accessible information and will help to ensure you complete your assignments quickly.
Protractor 1st is just what it sounds like, a digital protractor. It’s great if you forget your protractor at home or if you just don’t feel like lugging one around. This app allows you to measure angles in different units — degree, radian, gradient and revolution.
It also conveniently doubles as a converter, so you don’t need to spend time trying to figure out the correct formula for a conversion.
Quick Periodic Table of the Elements — Free
Quick Elements is a must-have app if you’re taking chemistry. This app provides you with four different views of the periodic table. It provides you a view-based on group, class, representative Elements and orbital blocks. Also, it gives you information on the atomic properties, chemical properties, mechanical properties and physical properties. What’s even better is each element connects to its relevant wiki page.
High school can be difficult but there’s no reason to make it more difficult than it already is. If you use these apps for high school, they will help you take full advantage of the time you spend studying and working on assignments. They’ll probably even give you back a little time to spend with your friends. Good luck on your school year and Happy Studying!Â
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