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The best Apps available for educational purposes.

More and more apps are being developed for educational purposes. This is beneficial to students as it puts you in control of your data, increases security and reliability, gives you the ability to access files from anywhere and it helps you to get your work done faster and more efficiently. Here are two of the apps that were voted for under the top 20 apps in education.myhomework1.) MyHomeworkApp
MyHomework app is an iPhone app that can be downloaded for free and it is easy and clear to use. It keeps track of projects, homework, tests, due dates, assignments, timetables, schedules and other important things that you need to remember (assignments are colour coded based on their due dates). Reminders and levels of priority can be set – this is ideal for students as well as scholars as is helps students to organize their work, prioritise and plan their week ahead. The app is designed to look like a notebook, with sticky notes differentiating the pages. The app provides the user with the option to email files to fellow students, lecturers/teachers etc.How to use MyHomework App:

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2.) DROPBOX
Dropbox is a file-sharing service that acts as a virtual folder allowing you to store files online and access them from anywhere. Dropbox can be used to share and synchronise documents and files across devices. This is useful, as it saves us from carrying loads of devices and storage media with us. Dropbox may also come in handy when you are away for the weekend and you need to access your files – if your friend or parents have their laptop with them, you can access your files from their laptop since the files are stored on the internet.

How to use Dropbox:

– By Melissa Kemp

REFERENCES:

• Author: Jeff Dunn
Date website was accessed: 19/04/2013

http://edudemic.com/2012/12/the-20-best-education-apps-and-web-tools-of-the-year/

• Author: Steve Kovach
Date website was accessed: 19/04/2013
http://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-dropbox-2011-8

• Author: Lana Gersten
Date website was accessed: 19/04/2013
http://www.appolicious.com/articles/187-myhomework-app-keeps-students-on-top-of-schoolwork

IMAGE REFERENCES:

image featured on blog – App a Day: My Homework. 2013. App a Day: My Homework. [ONLINE] Available at: http://appaday4u.blogspot.com/2010/10/my-homework.html. [Accessed 27 April 2013].

images used in article – myHomework Student Planner. 2013. myHomework Student Planner. [ONLINE] Available at: https://myhomeworkapp.com/. [Accessed 27 April 2013].

– Use DropBox to keep Multiple Computers in Sync. 2013. Use DropBox to keep Multiple Computers in Sync. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.astrobetter.com/use-dropbox-to-keep-multiple-computers-in-sync/. [Accessed 27 April 2013].

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