4 Helpful Apps for High School Students

By: Mukhtar Mohamed – Grade 10

School can be very stressful, especially for high school students. Listed below are four apps that will help you with organization, homework, test preparation, and time management.

Khan Academy – FREE

App Store, Playstore, Desktop

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Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization that helps students to study at their own pace. You can use this app if you don’t understand a certain lesson in math or science class. The website offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that tracks your progress. Khan Academy offers math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. You can unlock achievements as well, to gamify your experience. Khan Academy also partners with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art to bring free, neat content.

My Study Life FREE

App Store, Playstore, Desktop

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My Study Life is a cross-platform planner for students, intended to help you manage your study life. Unlike a regular planner, My Study Life accommodates for all areas of your school life. It allows you to see homework for all of your classes, tasks which conflict with your homework and even add revision tasks for a particular exam. My Study Life has an optimized calendar that works with your school life right from the start which allows you to view classes on a rotation. It syncs your data between any device, allowing you to use the app even offline. The app’s colorful interface gives you all the info you need regarding your day at a glance. A bonus is that it is one of the few ad-free agenda apps on the app market.

StudyBlue FREE

App Store, Playstore, Desktop

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StudyBlue is a cross-platform studying app for high school and college students. This app allows users to upload class study materials, create electronic flashcards to study, and practice quizzes. StudyBlue allows students to store their notes in the cloud and connect with other students studying the same topics. All material can also be accessed through multiple platforms due to cloud.

30/30 FREE

App Store

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30/30 is an app designed to help students manage their time efficiently and stay on task. 30/30 is based on a customizable timer that counts down on screen and alerts you when your time is up on an individual task. The interface is easy to get your head around, with the list of tasks you create appearing in descending order down the screen. The customization aspect of the app is also very useful, in that when creating a new task, you can assign a label, color and icon to help you differentiate.

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