Summary: While digital media gives us nearly unlimited access to info, organizing that info is critical–and that’s where these five resources can come in handy.
These days, computers are an absolute necessity for students, and now even tablets are becoming required tools for their learning environments. Digital technology helps us take notes, write papers, do research, correspond and even take classes altogether. Hundreds of apps are out on the mobile markets to help students in their learning endeavors. Here are a few apps geared specifically towards organization for the student.
With tabs like Reminders, Courses, Teachers, Calendar, Reading, Completed and many other interactive features, this app acts like a personal assistant for your school schedule. You can even calculate your own grades. This app is compatible with any iOS device and can be synced with the touch of a button.
2. Google Calendar
Sync your email and school calendars together, set, import or invite others to appointments in the calendar. Keep personal, professional and academic calendars and take advantage of the color-coding features.
3. iStudent Pro
This app is a lot like the iHomework app only perhaps a little sleeker. The rave reviews and the extra dollar cost for the app suggest that the iStudent app has a slightly better user interface than the iHomework, but extremely similar features.
This app is good for students and professionals. Dropbox is an icon that sits on your tool bar, or among your smartphone or tablet apps that automatically syncs access to anything to place in the DropBox. For example, if you are writing an assignment, you can immediately copy the file into the DropBox app and from that moment on you’ll be able to access your file from any device of yours with the DropBox on it. You can also share your folders with other people. Teachers can create a DropBox folder for students to share, submit and move around documents.
This is another syncing app that allows you to have access to whatever you need from any of your devices. Notes, lists, both audio and text files, emails and tweets can all be accessed from your Evernote app. It’s great as a research tool, where data needs to be accessible. Premium service is available for a monthly or annual fee, but not necessary for the basic features.
Carolyn is a guest post blogger on the subjects of education, learning tools and RN schools.