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:
The basic interface is simple enough. It asks you to add a class:
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:
Okay. That done, let’s go back to my English class and add my times:
Period based. Definitely period based. But will they allow for our crazy alternative week schedule?
Okay. I’ve added my class time. I have a lot of English classes:
Now for adding homework:
I like the scroll down list for type of assignment….
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:
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.