Apps for the family

Keep on top of everything this school year with some help from these useful apps, sites and tools. These resources will keep all of your students’ assignments in order, and you’ll be able to more easily contact your children’s teachers.

Keep on top of everything this school year with some help from these useful apps, sites and tools. These resources will keep all of your students’ assignments in order, and you’ll be able to more easily contact your children’s teachers.

MyHomework

This is one of the best apps for organized students. This online planner can be accessed from any device. My kids swear by this cloud-based app. Students create their own classes and put in the assignments as they receive them from teachers, and students can mark assignments as done once they’re completed. Students also can make reminders for quizzes, reports and tests.

Pinnacle Internet Viewer

Just about every school district in Stark County has access to this, and that means you do as well. The Pinnacle Internet Viewer can be found, usually, as a link from your school district’s homepage. This is more than just looking at your child’s grades, though. You can have emails (and text messages) sent to you if your child has an unexcused absence. A lot of times this is a good way to remind yourself that you haven’t called little Johnny off from school today because you get that email saying there is an unexcused absence.

Also, you can get a detailed account from each of your child’s teachers on how they are doing on routine classwork, quizzes and tests.

The good news is this isn’t necessarily an app. You can bookmark this and then save the bookmark to your home screen.

Some districts are transitioning to a newer system created by a company named SunGard. The eSchool app is free and is more intuitive than the Pinnacle website.

Mathematical FormulasMathematical Formulas

This is geared for high school, and even some college, students. Let’s face it, remembering math formulas isn’t easy. But this app will help you keep formulas separate. This also displays images to help you understand the practicality of the formulas. There is a free version of the app.

Email

This is often overlooked because of the ease of it. Before the school year starts, add each of your child’s teachers’ emails to your contacts, and put them in a group for the 2016-17 school year. Teachers have schedules that aren’t conducive to communicating during the day. However, Plain Local School District has a policy that teachers have to reply to emails within 24 hours of receiving them. This is a great way to communicate with your child’s teacher.

Evernote

This note-taking app is free. Evernote is one of the more popular platforms. This works on your devices and syncs to your computer. Then when you’re searching for notes that you took, you can type a word or two into the search bar, and all notes containing that term will pop up. The paid versions add more space and more options, but the free version should be fine for high school and most college students.

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass