The Search for the Perfect Student Agenda App: MyHomework

I was perusing this article entitle The 16 Apps and Tools Worth Trying this Year on Edudemic (my new favourite resource for iPad related stuff) when I stopped at #7:

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Screen Shot 2013-02-18 at 10.26.54 AM A new homework app to review! So I mosied over to the app store and checked it out…it looks like it might be free as well- I don’t see an lite or pro division!

The basic interface is simple enough. It asks you to add a class:

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And here is where I get stumped and have to go into my account to choose either a period based schedule or a block schedule:

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Okay. That done, let’s go back to my English class and add my times:

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Period based. Definitely period based. But will they allow for our crazy alternative week schedule?

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Why yes!

Okay. I’ve added my class time. I have a lot of English classes:

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Now for adding homework:

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I like the scroll down list for type of assignment….

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You have a lot of options in terms of when you want to receive your notification for your homework.

You can go to your homework icon and view all assignments due:

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Okay. So let us go through our criteria:

  • Easy to use: Check
  • Clean, intuitive interface:  Ads in the free version
  • easy to import schedules: There doesn’t seem to be any syncing with iCal  but it does sync with a program called Teachers.io. If a teacher uses this free program, they can add their classes and assignments and all the students need to do is find their teachers and classes and sync.
  • It would be great if it could talk to our intranet, but that might be too much to ask: No
  • Easy to input assignments: Yes
  • Different colours for different classes: NO
  • Alerts for assignments: Yes
  • If not free, then cheap: There is a free version with ads but to get rid of the Ads you have to pay $1.99/year
  • Easily synced with your other devices: Yes
  • A space to add teacher contact info…(perhaps even sync with the contacts in iTunes?): You can add it in the description for the teacher of your class but there is no special place for contacts.

 

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