Educational applications or ‘apps’ are considered to be timely inventions. The demand for these apps fails to slow as there are virtually so many subjects and learning styles to attend to, the app-way.
Still, among the hundreds of generated and well-used educational apps, there are those that truly outstand. And for such apps, recognition is one best way of giving back:
- Self Control
This free Mac app is specially designed for students who happen to find it difficult to resist checking on their Inbox, social media accounts, and what-not. These sites admittedly harm students’ welfare. Their study, research, writing, or working hours are charitably consumed.
To put a stop break in this grandiose time-wasting scheme, students are implored to use the SelfControl app. It can help give students back their focused hours by blocking blacklisted websites. It works under the students’ specified duration and immediately begins right after clicking Start.
Note: Not even deleting the application can automatically restore students’ access to those blacklisted site (not that it’s advocated to delete such a good app).
- Droid Scan
Perhaps, you’re a prolific note-taker, like Da Vinci. Note-taking is proved to be good for memory retention; but if you’re having a bad time decoding your own handwriting, these notes become useless.
This doesn’t have to be the case anymore: students are encouraged to use the Droid Scan app. A “portable document scanner,” the app optimises its perspective correction feature to turn your book- or note-scanned document into an eye-pleasing PDF document.
- Clean Writer
The deadline is swiftly approaching and you haven’t even made a draft. Surely, you aren’t ready to face the consequences of not being able to submit any essay. Students are encouraged to use the ultimate “distraction free” Clean Writer app.
The app is deliberately devoid of several buttons or option boxes (actually, hidden) to help students focus more on the content. Pair this app with sample essays and you’re guaranteed to enjoy a productive writing rate!
Constant interaction with faculty members, colleagues, and other academic folks ensures that students have access to valuable guidance. How about inspiration? Radical thoughts, well-developed ideas, and inspiring people – you can meet them via the TED app.
Students can focus on TED Talks delivered by both recognised and unheard-of experts. Speakers range in race, age and field; such diversity is inviting and could offer refreshment to the sluggish brain cells.
- Harvard Referencing Generator
In doing research work or for almost every coursework that requires research, a set of credible references is necessary. To save points from being deducted and avoid counts of academic misconduct, references have to be properly cited.
Referencing styles, however, could be very tricky. It demands attention per minutiae and is even touted as ‘taxing.’ With the Essay Writer’s Harvard Referencing Generator app, students don’t have to worry about slacking. Fill the required details, click Generate, and your reference entry is done.
These apps appeal to students because it addresses some of the most difficult areas of formal education. With these challenges addressed, students can somehow concentrate on more important matters: learning and training, to name a few.
How about you? What educational app have you been using? How did it make a difference in your education?