As much as we want to be with our child most of the time, we also have to teach them how to manage their time wisely. But how can we guide them properly if we only have a few hours to rest from work?
In this article, we will share 6 mobile phone apps that can help your child keep track of his study and classroom schedule, prioritize academic tasks, submit projects and finish homework on time.
1. My Homework Student Planner (Free & Premium: $4.99/ year / iOS, Mac, Kindle, Web, Android and Windows)
Instead of carrying around a bulky planner and dealing with the consequences of forgetting it, your student can just simply customize and input class details in this digital planner. Homework details can be added, edited, and prioritized accordingly. The mobile app can also be accessed offline and can remind your child of his next class schedule or undone homework. If your child’s teacher uses Teacher.io, he can easily receive and get updates about class schedules or new assignments.
2. Remind: Fast, Efficient School Messaging (Free / iOS & Android)
Our children rely on us when it comes to things that they should do and accomplish. But what if we aren’t there to remind them of an assignment or errand that needs to be done? Remind (formerly known as Remind101) is a free text messaging app for teachers, students, and parents. With Remind, you can send text messages to anyone and schedule reminders in advance, plan activities and deliver reminders even when your child is at school. You can create groups within the app so you can keep all school-related conversations in one place.
3. Gradetracker (Free / iOS & Android)
At the end of every semester or school year, it becomes hard to keep track of all the grades that your child got. Gradetracker is an app that keeps and records all your child’s grades. It has a class schedule maker, a grade calculator, and a weight GPA calculator. This app can save your child from the burden of finding lost quiz and test papers. With the aid of this app, every student can have an overview of their subjects and determine if they are failing or should do better.
4. Cozi Family Organizer (Free & Premium: $19.99/year / iOS, Android, Windows 8.1)
Want to know where everybody’s going? Cozi Family Organizer is an app that shows your family’s schedule through a shared calendar. With this app, you can check if you have to attend your child’s school play or if you have to remind him that he has soccer practice at 2PM. You can assign a certain color for each family member. The app can also be opened through a web browser and can be synced to other family members. Cozi has other productive features like a to-do list, a family journal, recipe box, birthday tracker and a grocery list.
5. SnapHomework (Free / iOS & Android)
Another homework app that can save parents and students a lot of time. With SnapHomework, students can take photos of the blackboard, save reminders, record audio, and share links to their parents or classmates. If there’s a permission document that needs your signature, you can just simply sign and send through the app without having to go to school. Parent-teacher conversations can even be done in-app. SnapHomework is connected to Dropbox and Google Drive. You can also access the app via the web, manage your account and even view other parents’ engagement.
6. Photomath (Free / iOS & Android)
You might think that this app can make your child dependent on it. But actually, this is for you. If you’d like to save lots of time trying to solve a problem or just simply getting an answer from your child’s math problem, this camera calculator app can definitely save you. It doesn’t matter where the math problem is written (of course, it should be legible), just take a photo and Photomath will show the solution and the answer to it. Introduce this app to your child with a disclaimer. Tell him that he can use it as long as he uses it to learn and not to cheat.