Now that the kids are back at school and settling back into the routine of homework, we know you’re thinking about how to handle homework and studying for tests or exams. It’s always recommended that we, as parents, be involved in supervising our children’s homework, but not doing it for them (even though, I know it can be tempting, especially when time is of the essence – don’t do it folks!) But before we get too far down the supervision rabbithole, let’s remember that keeping tabs and staying on track with homework and project deadlines is most important. And that’s where homework scheduling apps can help!
My Homework Student Planner has won a number of awards and it’s easy to see why. Using a simple interface, My Homework Student Planner is available for free or sign up for the ad-free paid version. The ads didn’t bug me much though, and it was easy to sync the homework schedule across our devices. There’s also a nifty homework reminders alert system, widgets and an easy one-glance display that lists all the important tasks for you. You can download it for Android here and for Apple devices here.
MyStudyLife is geared more towards older students and works well for teachers too! MyStudyLife eliminates the need for a paper-based diary and makes sticking to your timetable really easy. With reminders, task alerts and even the ability to store documents within the system, it’s a really great tool for students. It’s a slick system, that’s clearly been designed with the more advanced student in line, who needs to juggle varying demands and keep tabs on multiple deadlines. Grab it from the Google Play Store here and on iTunes here.
And for helping kids ace their homework and grasp important concepts in their subjects, check out our review of Top Dog here. Top Dog is a South African library of video, text and quiz-content shaped around our educational syllabi. There’s also PhotoMath and its enchanting facilities, where you can snap a pic of a maths problem and it’ll show you how to solve it! We’d also recommend you check out Word Wonderland! Your kids help animals find their way along a path or through a space, learning along the route. It’s great for improving phonics and word sorting skills. Catch the frog on iTunes here or on Android here. Note – there are different Word Wonderland apps for varying age groups. There are also lite (free) and expanded (paid) versions of these apps.