By Monica Rosales |Contributing Writer|
Students look for many ways to survive school, and with modern day technology, there are millions of applications at our fingertips to keep us afloat in and outside the classroom.
Beside social media app favorites, such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, we also rely on apps to maintain our organization and focus throughout the school year.
Many of our phones already come programmed with a number of apps like a calendar, calculator, memo recorder and even ITunes U.
“Timetable reminds me of all my assignments. I would be running around like a chicken without a head,” said student Esmeralda Aguilar.
Planners are essential for the busy bee in all of us, but sometimes, all the overlapping side notes get in the way, making assignments hard to read.
Apps like Timetable allow you to maintain organization with assignments, set reminders for deadlines and to prioritize the most important tasks.
Life is quick to catch up with students, and sometimes lessons are hard to focus on when one has a lot on the mind.
“It gets the entire class for me. Sometimes I wonder what I would do without Class Lecture,” said student Ricky Howell.
Most phones have a voice recorder already installed, but apps like Class Lecture can be easily downloaded to get quality recording of lectures and organize them in specific manners depending on classes.
It not only assures you get the entire lesson for the day but it can assure you that you did not miss something important that might be on an exam.
In preparation for exams, there are even apps like Study Blue, GoConqr and Revision application students can use to study.
They help students make flashcards according to class and subjects and allow them to review them before big tests.
These flashcards can even be shared amongst fellow classmates to make group studying easier.
“We always use Studyblue when we are getting ready to review for our tests,” said student Jacquie Williams.
“It helps us all make sure we don’t miss anything important in our major classes and collaborate on studying,” continued Williams.
When it comes to collaborating, students should take full advantage of Google Drive and all the benefits it provides.
It allows students to share documents, PowerPoint presentations and notes for classrooms without constantly having to email updated versions.
“It saves all our work and my favorite part of it is that we can all work on the same thing at the same time,” said student Abel Marquez.
As students, we sometimes rely on each other to survive group projects and sometimes we rely on technology.
Both help us keep get through the hardest parts of school by making it a little easier one way or another.