August 28th, 2012
Kids aren’t the only ones gearing up for going back to school, a lot of times parents are too. However, with the abundance of families that have smart phones and tablets, getting prepared for the upcoming school year has never been easier. Kids and parents alike now have a plethora of applications, at their fingertips, to help tackle the tasks involved with going back to school. To try and help both you and your kids survive the school year, here is a compiled a list of some top back to school apps that can help ease first day jitters, help you brush up on your math skills and help you stay on top of all of your kids’ assignments.
Digital Tutor: Need a refresher course in math, English, and other subjects? School A to Z helps you answer your student’s homework head-scratchers and gives project suggestions on a variety of topics. Download the app from iTunes
iStoryTime Kids Book: Is your son or daughter nervous about the first day of school? iStoryTime Kids Book- My First Day of School is an interactive book about a boy who is getting ready for his first day of school. Though he is excited, Charlie is also a little scared, but he ends up really loving school. Download the app from iTunes
Evernote: Evernote is your one stop shop for quickly and efficiently managing your growing to-do list: Record a voice note on the go for your partner or type up some tasks for your kids. Everyone has access to the notes on any of your family’s devices. Download the app from iTunes
myHomework: myHomework is a free app that will help you never forget an assignment again. Students can quickly organize and access homework assignments and classes and colorcodes them so you know exactly when they’re due. It also includes a calendar, reminders and the ability to sync to your student’s home computer and other devices. Students can see what classes they have each day and what assignments are late, complete or coming up. Download the app from iTunes
Graphing Calculator: Graphing Calculators are definitely a little pricey and somewhat of an investment but not any more thanks to this free app. This free calculator includes your standard arithmetic and exponential functions, and can graph up to four color-coded equations at once. The only issue being your teacher may not let you have your phone out during a test. Download app from iTunes
KinderTown: KinderTown finds and organizes the best educational apps for your kids. Each app that gets selected has been tested and reviewed by parents, educators and kids. Download app from iTunes
Stanza: Stanza is a great app for book lovers, it includes 50,000 free classic titles as well as another 50,000 contemporary titles from partner stores. Add your favorite books to personalize your digital library. Download app from iTunes
AllRecipes: With works, school & extra-curricular activities figuring out the answer to the age old question, “What’s for dinner” can be quite a challenge, but not anymore. AllRecipes has thousands of member-tested recipes offering a wide variety of menu options for cuisine, dish type and difficulty. They also have a Dinner Spinner app that easily allows you to search for ingredient or give your phone a shake and get a surprise recipe, the choice is yours. Download app from iTunes
Share the apps you like to use to help with homework, scheduling, and managing a busy household.