A teenager’s life isn’t filled with just classes and General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) exams, but also with extracurricular activities, such as sports, clubs, drama and a full social calendar. Having this crazy schedule can prove to be quite overwhelming for a young teen who is unprepared. So don’t head back into your classroom unprepared after your 6 week Summer holiday!
In school, academics often weighs in quite heavy, and the pressure of further studies may challenge some teenagers. As a teen, you would need to juggle this challenge amongst other activities. With such a hectic lifestyle, you should not venture out into the world unorganised. Help is literally at hand as you need to look only to your phones or tablets for it.
There is a diverse range of mobile apps under the umbrella of education that can help you go back to school prepared and confident, along with being able to keep up with your new studies, manage your timetables, create amazing projects and presentations, memorise lessons, avoid being distracted, and even have a little fun in between.
1. Khan Academy
The Khan Academy app has detailed material on maths, science, history, economics, computing and more, in the form of short videos. It has a large library of information that mirrors the library on the Khan Academy website. It offers more than 150,000 interactive exercises, with hints at every step and instant feedback.
2. Gojimo Revision
Gojimo Revision is a completely free revision and exam preparation app that covers GCSE, A Level, IB, IGCSE, Common Entrance and many international qualifications, including Junior Certificate (Ireland) and SAT (US). It has over 160,000 free questions and covers a large range of subjects, such as English, mathematics, and science. The app can also sync across multiple devices.
3. BBC Bitesize
BBC Bitesize, a curriculum-linked app, offers a mixture of text, audio, video, infographics, quotes and engaging quizzes. Meant for children of ages between 14-16 in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales, the app comprises subjects for National 4, GCSEs, National 5, TGAU and Higher. The app has a huge range of flashcards as well as tailored revision courses.
The crowd-sourced Duolingo app turns language lessons into fun listening, speech and translation games. Bonus points are awarded for teaching others. It offers 23 languages and translates web pages and any form of text into a variety of different languages. The app has great incentives to make you want to come back and learn some more. So now you can go into your language lessons and feel confident that you at least know the basics!
Tinycards, a flashcard app from the same makers of Duolingo. Tinycards helps you to quickly memorise things. It is adaptive in that it understands your unique learning patterns and the app reorders information to help you memorise the better. You can create your own subject stacks or choose from pre-made decks.
The Evernote app is an excellent tool to organise personal and professional projects. You can easily take notes and photos, create lists, record voice reminders, and save things you find online to Evernote. Your Evernote account can be synced with virtually all devices, making sharing and transmitting data super easy.
The Wolfram|Alpha app is a powerful app that functions just like a search engine. It uses a large collection of algorithms and information to provide answers to all types of queries you may have. Not only does it provide accurate answers but it also informs you how it found them.
The Cited app automatically creates bibliographies and citations according to over 7,500 referencing styles, including the all important – Harvard. It generates citations in the required format by scanning your book or journal barcodes with your phones’ camera. It’s as simple and easy as that!
‘May the course be with you’. This cool slogan alone should be enough to make you want to download right? The free StudyBlue app allows you to upload class study materials, create electronic flashcards and share them with your friends, as well as being able to practice quizzes for different subjects.
10. My Study Life
The My Study Life app is a class, assignment and exam calendar for high school and university students. It records their work and class schedule by colour and reminds them of upcoming deadlines.
Aside from these amazing apps, there are quite a few other tools that we also recommend could be of interest for you, such as TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) Talks, which offers in-depth talks from experts in diverse fields; and Forest, an innovative productivity tool. Without a shadow of doubt, YouTube can be a very informative and educational platform, but just make sure you avoid getting sidetracked into suggested conspiracy videos!Having a crazy schedule can prove to be quite overwhelming for a young teen who is unprepared. So don't head back into your classroom unprepared after your 6 week Summer holiday! Click To Tweet
There are a wide variety of apps available out there to help make your lives just that little more easier when starting your school term, so make the most of them!
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