Gone are the days when a student had to look through 1,000 pages for a 400-word assignment or spend hours deciphering a math problem. This era of smartphones and high-tech information dissemination, has brought the world at our fingertips. A student can decode an X of a hellish algebraic equation in micro seconds with the use of a mobile phone. Seems impractical? Find out more about apps that young people are using to manage their studies.
Khan Academy India: Ratan Tata-led Tata Trusts, along with Khan Academy, one of the largest open access online educators, laid the foundation for free world-class education for the Indian Market in the online space. Khan Academy India is a simple learning app that is very easy to use for students, teachers, parents and mentors. With over 10,000 free videos organised like mini lessons and 150,000 common core aligned practice questions for students from Class 3 to Class 12 in Indian languages, one has enough resources to improve his or her performance in tough subjects. Two useful features of the app are: the possibility to download the videos to watch them offline and the login function that allows you to access your profile and track your progress. Exercises aligned to Indian curricula are also available now.
BYJU’S: Think and Learn Pvt Ltd devised a key to unlock all educational queries for ICSE and CBSE students in math and science (physics, chemistry and biology) from Class 4 to 12. With engaging video lessons and chapter wise tests designed by India’s best teachers, good grades are inevitable. BYJU’s ensures improved performance with comprehensive analysis of the student’s performance and progress.
My Study Life: Just graduating from secondary school, Jamie Clark devised this application in 2010 to keep track of his classes and assignments, ultimately replacing the need for a paper planner. My Study Life serves as a cross platform planner for students, teachers and lecturers designed to make study life easier to manage. Managing schedules was never this easy until My Study Life introduced its clear and concise user interface. With the facility of cloud, storing documents, homework and exams couldn’t be easier. Cloud is accessible on varied devices a student uses. Sharing of documents among peers as well as teacher-student is also secured.
Photomath: Guidance to isolate x in algebra homework is now easy with math buddy – PhotoMath. Step by step breakdown of the solution of a math problem either hand written or typed shared through a snap with the app can now be delivered in a matter of seconds. Also, PhotoMath is world’s first camera calculator. With PhotoMath’s appealing and friendly interface, math homework is no more a nightmare.
Evernote: We have said this before and we’re saying it again, evernote is the world’s leading repository of unstructured data, serving 200 million users around the world. Helps to write, collect and capture ideas as searchable notes, notebooks, checklists and to-do lists. With Evernote, taking notes is also possible in sketches, photos, audio, video, PDFs, web clippings and a lot more. Availability of auto–sync across computers, phones and tablets ensures productive collaborations, discussions and sharing of documents. No need to hunt for scraps of paper as EverNote’s responsive and easy to use interface helps put all your notes together.
These educational apps are tailored for high-school students, some for soon-to-be college graduates, and others still, are more apt for those who provide an education or those who still pine for knowledge long after school lets out for summer. If available 15 years ago, life would have been easier. Isn’t it?