When I was in high school I had this Casio BOSS SF-8000 electronic organizer. I used it regularly and it was awesome (for the 1990’s). It folded open, had a keyboard and it helped keep me organized which is something I always struggled with. It was great until someone stole it from me during my pre-calculus class grrrrrrrr. Anyway, electronic organizers are now iPhones and iPod Touches and other smart devices. Here are a few apps to help your students keep organized when it comes to their homework, schedule and more. There are a lot out there, but I focused in on some of the more popular free ones.
This free app has a clean look and before you can add any assignments you have to add classes. It’s straightforward and easy to use. There is an online website you can sun your data to, but you have to pay $1.99 and upgrade your app before you can do that. Other than that adding assignments is easy and the calendar gives you the info you want. Check out some pictures below to get a better idea if it’s for you or your students. You can get it here.
If you like the font Marker Felt Wide then this app is definitely for you. It’s a little different in that you need to create a term before you can add classes and then assignments. inClass is nice that you have the choice to add notes for a class and it easily allows you to add instructor contact info so sending emails to your teacher is a snap. The app os very colorful as you and navigating it is pretty easy. It has reminders for assignments and works pretty well. You can get it here.
This is a slightly different take than the other two. The calendar view only shows your classes that you have that day. All the assignments are under the assignment button. You can add other tasks too that may not be related to any classes (general things to do) which is nice. There is also a Today button that gives you a quick view of everything that is happening on this day. Check out the pictures below and you can find it here.
Of course I can’t say which one is the best, it all comes down to what you want it to do and what you like your app to look like and how it behaves. If you have an app that you think should be on this list go ahead and talk about it in the comments. We love those things.