Summer has come and gone way too fast; much faster than we, and especially our kids, would like. It's time to go back to reality, to our dear routine, schedules, backpacks and books.
It's true that a return to readin', writin' and 'rithmatic isn't always welcome with open arms. However, year after year, coming back to school or college gets easier, thanks to the tools technology puts at our disposal.
Apps can help us (and our kids) get high marks across the board by making some tasks effortless.
Don't believe it? Check out this compilation of Back To School Apps the smartypants Appszoom editors of put together during their study break.
Plan ahead: myHomework Student Planner
Daydreamers need tools to organize themselves better, especially if they are students. instin's myHomework Student Planner is a full-featured and well-designed app that makes it really easy to keep track of your class and homework.
First, you can add classes, either manually or from the list of connected college/schools (must be within the network). You can set class name, start/end date, building, room, teacher, and other info. By adding the class time, it will automatically be added to the calendar, which will draw up your class schedule. In addition, you can also add homework with its proper instructions, details, and deadlines. As you get closer to the deadline, myHomework will notify you. It will also lists any late hand-ins, so watch out!
Dictionary.com is a must-have app for anyone concerned about improving vocabulary or learning proper English. It allows you to search the meaning of words directly from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com.
One of its strongest points is its small yet helpful homescreen widget. Word translations and meanings are questions you need to solve as quickly as they arise. You can quicken access to the solution by placing Dictionary.com’s widget on your homescreen. Easy.
RealCalc Scientific Calculator is a full-featured calculator for those who need to make complex calculations.
Thus, you will be able to calculate percentages, binary, octal and hexadecimal terms, trigonometrical functions, and unit conversions. What's more, it displays in scientific, engineering and fixed-point modes, as well as RPN mode. It can even keep 10 memories.
There's no need to buy a physical scientific calculator. RealCalc Scientific Calculator has all you (probably) need.
Sylvain Saurel's Periodic Table Of Elements is an indispensable app for students. It contains the 118 elements of Mendeleiv classification in both table (grid) view and list view.
However, and unlike the static table in the classroom's wall, this one is interactive: students can tap any object to check out its composition and characteristics. In addition, they can see its diagram, read its Wikipedia entry, and watch a Youtube video which explains its main properties.
Thiago Bell's Physics Formulas is a simple yet handy and always accessible cheatsheet which contains basic physics formulae. A great tool for both high-school and college students who have to deal with Physics problems.
Don't expect themes or transition effects: Physics Formulas' design is raw and sober, black on white. However, you won't probably be missing a single formula. Select categories from the left-side bar: Kinematics, Dynamics, Electrodynamics, Work and Energy, Thermodynamics... You name it. Tap any of those and a list of basic formulae willl appear on the right side. Scroll down to search among them.
Formerly Read It Later, Pocket is a “bookmarking” content tool. You can push any link to your Pocket account and it will always be there, ready to be consumed whenever you feel ready via desktop, browser, and mobile devices.
Thanks to Pocket you can now save all those side-references the professor makes, and ensure you don't forget to read or watch them later. It will be always accessible from your Pocket account, even offline if you enable the option.
Pocket is one of those powerful productivity tools that sets a milestone in your life.