Must-Have Apps for Back to School

These totally free apps will help make this school year your best one yet.

By on August 11, 2014

It’s reboot time again for students, parents and teachers. For those looking for efficient and creative ways to get stuff done this school year, there are better choices than ever to take notes, study, present ideas and archive work. 

  • Adobe Voice is a new Adobe product that allows students to create a presentation or tell a story by choosing from thousands of provided stock images and easily adding their own voice narration. Voice even promises “cinema-quality animation” to help make presentations shine.

  • Artkive This useful tool allows for the easy organization of art projects and memorabilia that otherwise might clutter the refrigerator. Parents can snap a photo, tag it with the student's name and age and store it online to save phone memory. It also allows parents to share their kids’ masterpieces with friends and family members, and gather a school year’s worth of their child’s art into a keepsake book.

  • Fetchnotes is an easy collaborative online note-taking service, with tools for jotting down notes, tagging them, and collaborating with fellow students. As a bonus, the Fetchnotes app uses the language of social media, employing hashtags and the @ symbol for added convenience. Collaborators can also attach documents from Google Drive, Dropbox, and more.

  • ShowMe is a digital presentation application for teaching and learning. Students and teachers can access the ShowMe database of lessons and create their own presentations to share. Teachers can offer virtual classes and students of all ages can create presentations.

  • Studyblue makes collaborative learning with easy and clean flashcards, study and educator tools. Students can take a course in a variety of topics from the shared library of more than 250 million pieces of user-generated content, and create and share their own work.

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