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3 essential apps for Back to School

3 essential apps for Back to School
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Summer is rapidly coming to an end. You know what that means. Yep, it's back to school time for the kiddies.

Students these days have more access to learning tools than ever before. With so many advances in technology, they have an entire world of knowledge right in the palm of their hands. There are apps available that can help children of all ages reach their highest scholastic potential.

Back to school also impacts parents, mainly in their pocketbooks. Don't worry, there are apps that can help with that as well.

Let's take a look at three essential apps for back to school.

myHomework Student Planner

Keeping track of every assignment and when they are due can be a struggle for students. Back in the day, we needed an extra notebook to hand-write everything we needed to do. And you know just how easy it is to lose paperwork.

With the myHomework app, students can stay on top of homework with the help of their gadget. It's the perfect replacement to that paper student planner, school diary or academic agenda.

The app's simple interface makes it great for all levels of education ranging from middle school, high school and even college. It contains features that make it easy to use for high school students with a block class schedule. Keeping track of assignments has never been so simple.

With the free version of the myHomework app, students and parents can track classes, homework, tests and assignments. There's also a beautiful calendar display and it supports time, block and period-based schedules. It works on smartphones and tablets.

You can download this app for both iOS and Android gadgets for free. The free version comes with ads; however, there is a premium ad-free version for just $4.99 per year.

Click here to download the myHomework app for iOS. Click here to download the app for Android.

Khan Academy

The academic world is super competitive. If your child intends on going to an elite university, they need to begin preparing years in advance.

Discipline and great grades are just a couple requirements to be accepted. It's a good idea for kids to absorb as much information on as many subjects as possible.

That's where the Khan Academy app can help. You can learn a wide-range of subjects for free!

Its mission is to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. There are no ads or subscriptions that you need to pay for.

You will find practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

Here are some of the subjects you can learn:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Computer programming
  • History
  • Art history
  • Economics

Khan Academy's math goal is to guide students from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. Millions of students from all over the world learn at their own pace every day.

The site is partnered with several institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, and MIT to offer specialized content.

There are also free tools available for parents and teachers that help them to better understand what their children or students are up to and how best to help them.

Click here to download the free Khan Academy app for iOS. Click here to download the free app for Android.

Ebates: Shop & Save with cash back deals & coupons

Heading back to school is about more than academics. It's also where children and young adults learn to socialize with people outside of their family.

That means kids are going to want to look their best when they show up for the first day of class. As you know, buying clothes for the school year can be pricey. And clothes are just the tip of the iceberg. You're also going to need to buy school supplies and maybe some new electronics.

The Ebates app can help save you serious money on many of these purchases. Shop and save money with cash back rewards, coupons, online discounts, offers and sale deals. You can shop at over 2,000 retail and wholesale stores such as Groupon, eBay, Kohl's, Target and Walmart.

Sign up for a free account and you can start earning up to 40 percent cash back today! Plus, you will receive a $10 bonus when you make your first purchase through the Ebates app.

Here are some features with Ebates:

  • In-store cash back shopping - Get notified of special offers, sales and cash back directly from the app.
  • Coupons - Access thousands of online coupons, free shipping, and special offers from partner stores.
  • 2X cash back - Browse stores that are offering double cash back.
  • My Ebates - Access your cash pending, cash back history, and shopping history to see what's coming your way by check or PayPal.
  • Shopping browser - Activate cash back and easily apply coupon codes in a browser made especially for Ebates shoppers.
  • Refer a friend - Invite a friend to join Ebates and earn $5. Two friends gets you $50 and 3 friends gets you $75. There's no limit on how much you can earn and the pay scale increases per friend.

Click here to download the free Ebates app for iOS. Click here to download the app for Android. Happy shopping!

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