I’m guessing that there are quite a few parents and students out there who don’t know whether they’re coming or going? Who would have thought that being a year older or having an extra child now in the education system would throw such chaos on your home and study life.
Well here are a few websites and apps that can help you find control again, whether as a parent or a student.
LOST IN A DELUGE OF TIMETABLES, EXAMS & COURSEWORK! https://www.mystudylife.com/ (Web/iOS/Android FREE)
Throw out your old paper study planner and replace it with MyStudyLife. This free service is an elegant and simple way to manage your classes, assignments, exams and revision schedules. Just add all your deadlines and targets and you can check to see what’s on the schedule for today, setting up notifications to remind you of important milestones. The addition of smartphone apps and a mobile site means you’ll always have access to the plan for the day right in the palm of your hand.
PARENTS TAKE CONTROL! http://www.cozi.com/ (Web/Smartphone FREE)
For parents juggling multiple children’s in and out of school activities, Cozi is a planner that the whole family can log into and keep updated. The basic service is free on web and smartphone, including features like appointments, to-do lists, shopping lists and more. There’s even a meal planner to help keep your bodies well fed along with your minds, and a messaging feature for private communication between the family members.
A LIBRARY FULL OF RESOURCES http://www.apple.com/uk/education/ipad/itunes-u/
For some extra resources whether you’re a student or parent trying to keep up with your child’s coursework so you can help out with the homework, iTunes U is a vast catalogue of free educational material submitted by schools and universities from across the world. With apps for iPhone and iPad it’s also a great tool for teachers to bring the curriculum alive with video, course materials and lesson plans. Covering all levels of schooling you can subscribe to one of over 10,000 public courses or just dip in an out as your studies require, downloading free content like text books, apps and other material you find the in recommendations.
SWIMMING IN REFERENCE BOOKS! https://www.refme.com/ (Web/iOS/Android FREE)
Another new app that speeds up the boring task of creating and managing bibliographies and making annotations in reference books for both students and teachers is RefME. The barcode scanner is super-fast and populates the app with all you need to get started. The website itself is uncomplicated, focusing on just this one task and doing it really well.
LEARNING WITH ADDED SPARK https://quizlet.com/ (iOS/Android FREE)
Quizlet is another free app to help smooth the learning experience with loads of content across the curriculum that’s been presented as interactive flash cards with a ‘matching game’ quiz element to help test your knowledge.
A CALCULATED MOVE http://www.calcutapp.com/ (iOS FREE)
If you’re bored of old-skool calculators, this gorgeous app has spun the design of the traditional number cruncher on its head with an uncluttered ergonomic interface and nifty extras like a side swipe to access an editable history and the ability to rub out mistakes with your finger.
JUST FOR FUN, WHEN THE BRAIN CAN TAKE NO MORE www.woojuapp.com (iOS/Android Free)
And if all the studying has turned your brain into Swiss cheese and you are incapable of making every day decisions why not let the Wooju community help you out with this simple tap to vote app… Hmm.. so Pizza or Fish and chips for tea?