By Cassandra C. Poculan
Anyone who has gone to school knows it can feel like punishment sometimes. However, thanks to innovative technology, learning can now be fun, social, convenient and more efficient. Here are school apps that promise to aid every student out there.
Brainscape Smart Flashcards (iOS)
Flashcards have been proven to be an effective tool in retention of knowledge. This app allows students to find, create and share smart flashcards in any iOS device. Brainscape personalizes the timing of each flashcard repetition, basing it on the right interval of one`s brain. It covers different fields of study and students from grade school to college can use it. They can even create their own flashcards.
My Study Life (iOS, Android, Windows)
A cross-platform for students, this lets them save their classes, homework and upcoming exam in the cloud so they can be accessed on any device anywhere. It seamlessly syncs data between devices so one can use the app even without internet connection. With My Study Life app, one can track his tasks, see what classes conflict with an exam and so much more.
Vocabulary Builder from Magoosh (iOS, Android)
With this vocabulary game, one can learn up to 1,200 words and quiz himself every day. It has basic, intermediate and advanced sections and definitions, and examples for each word. One can also unlock new words by beating levels. Words that one does not know will be repeated until he has mastered them.
Evernote (iOS, Android)
A productivity app, this takes note-taking to a whole new level. Create to-do lists, takes notes in a variety of formats—texts, sketches, audio, video, PDF files—and even scan documents with the app. One can also share ideas and collaborate with others for group works within the same app.
Photomath (iOS, Android, Windows)
This one does not help students solve math problems. It solves the problems for them! One just has to take a picture of the problem and the app does all the work. It even comes with step-by-step humanlike problem solving methods so one can learn how. It can also be used as a calculator where one can type in math problems and see instant results.