It is that time of year, and us Canadian parents are busy getting our kids ready for another year of school. This year my daughter is in grade 10, and will be carrying a smartphone to school, so we wanted to find some Apps that will help her to have a successful year. So what apps are great for the high school student.
First teens need a way to stay organized and MyHomework does just that. It allows for class schedule, homework assignments and you can even write reminders. This is a free app or you can pay ($1.99 for a no ads version)
A proper Dictionary is also important and for $1.03 for the premium version you can’t go wrong with this app. It has a proper English Dictionary and Thesaurus with over 2,000,000 definitions, synonyms & antonyms. Every teen needs a great dictionary and one of the things this mom loves is the Word of the Day.
The average high school student will write many papers, essays and projects, what a better way to store them and access them then Drobox. With 2 G of free storage students should have enough space to keep assignments organized and accessible.
Since my teen is taking Math, having the Math Tools App simply makes sense. It has 8 essential math solvers for students: binomial theorem, factorials, logs, system of 4 equations, system of 3 equations, quartic/cubic/quadratic equations, quintic & sextic equations. Excellent for advanced algebra, trig, calculus, physics, and engineering.(cost $.99 in the Google Play store)
For my science loving daughter, there is The Chemical Touch she can explore the properties of the elements, the standard amino acids, and the nucleobases with it. A touch sensitive periodic table and chemical information companion, it provides a wealth of information right at the fingertips.You can recolour the periodic table by selecting properties other than Atomic Mass to visually investigate periodic trends. Having exhausted the built-in information, the internet button opens the Wikipedia page for the selected element, amino acid, or nucleobase.(cost $.99) (This one is Available for Apple products). This will get put on our Ipad mini.
My daughter is a great story writer so I downloaded Wattpad for her. She can not only share her writing but read many great stories for free in the wonderful community that will be perfect for her commute. It is a great way to take stories on the road.(free)
Another great app to have is World Atlas. This app brings together information from Wikipedia, Wikitravel, Google Maps, Weather Underground, the CIA World Factbook, and others. (free)( in the Google Play store)
And my final choice for must haves for students is Shakesphere as we all know every year in high school students around the globe study his works. Shakespeare is a free app with the complete works of Shakespeare (41 plays, 154 sonnets and 6 poems, including doubtful works) and a searchable concordance to find the exact word or phrase you’re looking for (with “relaxed” searching to find words close to your search term). A great way for a student to study on the go. (free) (Apple products)
What other apps help keep your high school teen on target for the school year?