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Best back-to-school apps

The following apps are great choices for a high school student with an IEP or a 504 plan.
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by guest blogger Vicki Windman

It’s not too early to think about the best back to school apps! The following apps are great choicesfor a high school student with an IEP or a 504 plan.

Many students benefit from an agenda. InClass (free) has a calendar, color-codes classes, and sets alarms for when assignments are due.Organization helps to start the year off right.

Soundnote ($4.99) is a simple app that allows users to record notes, hand-write notes or type notes. This is a great app for students who may "wander off" during a lesson.

For the visual note taker who likes to write notes and add pictures, check out Notify ($1.99). It links with DropBox and includes wrist guard protection.

DropBox (free) allows users to sync documents to the Dropbox account on their computers so they need never lose another document.

Grammar Up ($4.99) Apple selects Grammar Up for "High School Survival Guide.” It helps learners improve strategies for grammar success.

Graphing Calculator ($1.99) A must for high school students.The days of spending hundreds on a calculator are gone.It's also a great calculator for visually-impaired students, as it has a pinch-to-zoom feature.

Algebra Pro($.99) This app includes solvers and tutorials for students who struggle with the intensity of Algebra I or II.

iElements- Periodic Table (free) Pinch-zoomable table periodic table of the elements.

iScience ($1.99) Lists all branches of math, physics and chemistry that come with iScience for iPad. There are about 2500 formulas and high-quality images.

All students should have the free Dictionary.com, as I mentioned in a previous post. A thesaurus is also included. A must-have app!

Finally, for NY state students: Barron’s has a biology app, global history and geography app for $2.99 each.

Vicki Windman is a special education teacher at Clarkstown High School South.

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