Back to School: Apps to help your student

Posted: Updated:

More and more parents are turning to technology and there’s a wide range of free, intuitive apps made just to help your student. 

If your child needs free and easy-to-use tools to help them study this school year, News 12 has a rundown of some Grade A apps designed for students and specially picked out by a Hudson Valley teacher.

One is called Quizlet. This nifty tool makes flashcards, games and study guides on virtually any subject imaginable. The flashcards are perfect for nailing down those tricky SAT words. 

Then there’s Exam Countdown--it reminds users when they have an upcoming test and how much time they have to study. With an app like this, you’ll never forget about that big test day ever again. 

Next is Khan Academy. Users of all ages can make customized lessons on a wide range of topics. It’s packed with video lessons, interviews and how-to-guides on applying to college. This one is recommended for high school students and up.  

The fourth one is Scannable. It allows you to take pictures of documents with your phone or tablet, then converts them to pdfs that you can manage and share from your device.  This is good for students who need a simple way to save and submit homework assignments--and need help staying organized. 

And lastly, there’s Photomath. It’s the ultimate homework helper. Just take a photo of a math problem, and it will give you directions on how to solve it. The app also has a built-in-calculator.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."