At Shorter University, our online professors are comfortable with technology and have found many apps, software programs and websites that can support instruction in the online environment. However, not all students come with the same level of comfort or perhaps don’t realize there are apps waiting at their fingertips that will make being an adult learning just a little easier. Well, we’ve got you covered!
Check out this list of apps that will make getting into the groove of school even smoother:
Dropbox helps students keep up with all of their files without the worry of losing them. You can open it up from any computer, and it’s much easier than using an antiquated flash drive.
GroupMe helps online students keep in contact with classmates without having to log into the learning management system. It’s an easy way to get to know and communicate with people in that class at one time.
Socratic can be a helpful tool to use for online test prep. Within the app, you can upload pictures of problems and receive feedback on how to get to the correct answer.
Quizlet is an app that is very useful when it comes to testing a student’s knowledge. You can use it to create your own practice quizzes, tests, and even flash cards.
Mathway is a must-have for any math class. Some students feel as though they wouldn’t have survived math or stats classes without it. This app will provide step by step directions to help you solve difficult problems.
Easy Bib helps students create citations and bibliographies. Within the app, you can also create annotated bibliographies and download any of the documents you’ve created into Word documents for class. It makes the hardest part of your paper so much easier!
Outlook notifies users every time they receive student email. The app is helpful because you don’t have to go to the browser to check for new messages from your professors or students in your class.
Cash App is an app that nearly every college student should have. If you need supplies for a group project, need to buy a book from a classmate or pretty much any other reason you need to exchange cash, this app allows you to easily transfer funds.
While the number of apps available to us today can be overwhelming, knowing which ones are best can help! This isn’t a complete list of all the possibilities, but it will get you moving in the right direction for success and organization.