Everyone needs a little help sometimes and more and more our kids love learning through technology. Parental involvement and encouragement are irreplaceable, but these five free study apps are great study sidekicks for super parents. Share with children, grandchildren and kids you love who might want a little mobile motivation this school year.
Master any subject by accessing thousands of sets of flashcards or create sets of your own. Each set allows you to play study games or test your memory with multiple-choice answer tests. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s interactive. https://quizlet.com/
A great all-in-one resource, GoConqr allows students to create and share mind maps, quizzes, flashcards and notes. Teachers can create practice quizzes for students and students can create flashcards to share with each other or study together. https://www.goconqr.com/
Learning a foreign language requires practice and Duolingo has the tools to help step up your game. Listening and speaking exercises teach you a new language—it offers 11 language courses—with a progress bar that goes up or down as you get things right or wrong. Once you’ve finished, it shows what to keep working on through a list of “weakest words.” Users say it’s fun and addictive. https://www.duolingo.com/
Create a bibliography and export it to a document in seconds with EasyBib. The app can save students huge amounts of time and has a website evaluation tool to help users select credible websites. The tedious work of putting sources and copyright information into proper format is accomplished with the help of this app. http://www.easybib.com/
Notes are a main source of information for studying and the Evernote app is an indispensable tool for students. It’s an efficient way to record and save whatever you need in the cloud so you can get to all of it from your cell phone, computer or tablet. If organization is not your strong point, the app has an excellent search tool. It’s been a favorite of students and professionals since 2008. https://evernote.com/
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