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As a student, it’s comforting to know that help in any subject matter imaginable is just a finger tap away. Read on for some educational apps that you might find helpful throughout the upcoming school year.

If you ever feel completely bogged down keeping track of assignments and their deadlines, you should use the iHomework 2 app. It keeps track of all your work by sorting assignments by dates and courses. Any reading material assigned throughout the year can also be linked to assignments which means nothing gets lost in the black hole of your backpack.


If you ever have trouble keeping paper assignments, My Scans is the app for you. You can save any picture in your camera as a PDF, or you can scan paper and save it as a PDF. These files can then easily be moved to apps like Dropbox or Google Drive.

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Foreign language class becomes much more fun when you spend time studying languages in an interactive way. Duolingo turns learning new languages into a game. If you have already started studying Spanish, Chinese or French at school, you can take a test to discover your level of proficiency. You can also impress your buddies by picking up German, Portuguese, Italian, Irish, Swedish, Dutch or Danish.

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If you have trouble remembering vocabulary, Tinycards can help you memorize things quickly. This app comes from the makers of Duolingo. Just like the methods Duolingo uses, the app shuffles information in a deck of flashcards you can create, but it also comes with pre-made decks of cards to study from.

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If you want to turn your email into a to-do list, Google Inbox can help you do that. This app also helps integrate other related apps such as Google Calendar and Google Drive to help keep you organized and productive.

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There are so many ways to make learning easier by organizing your time better, and  educational apps provide a stimulating and useful way of approaching your studies. 

Alyssa Herzbrun, a senior at American Heritage, is in her third year of newspaper. She currently edits the opinion section of the newspaper and is a Co-Assistant Editor-in-Chief. On the weekends, Alyssa loves to volunteer at places like Broward Outreach Center, Ronald McDonald House and Feeding South Florida. Alyssa is an avid reader. Over the summer she read a book every day but school is interfering with her reading streak. She also loves to clog (not the toilet but the dance). Alyssa is looking for a great year and hopes to meet many opinionated people.

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