Showing posts with label Student Planner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Student Planner. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Track Class - Assignment Tracking for Students

Track Class is a relatively new entry into the online student organizer category of free educational resources. Track Class offers all of the features that we have come to expect in online student organizers. Through Track Class students can keep a schedule of courses, track assignment dates, write and save notes, and maintain a calendar of events. Inside Track Class students can also save files like essays they've written and slideshow presentations they've created. One feature that Track Class doesn't appear to offer is a text reminder service like that found on Soshiku.

Applications for Education
Track Class could be a good tool for middle school and high school students looking for an online planner. There are a number of services on the market that aim to help students organize their academic lives. Different organization services may work better for some students than others so it's worth showing students a variety of online planners.

Here are a few other planning tools that students can try:
Sticky Screen
Wipee List

Monday, September 29, 2008

Soshiku - A Student Planner with Text Reminders

Soshiku is a free personal planner designed for high school and college students. Soshiku lets students organize their assignments by course, add assignments, and receive text message and or email reminders before each assignment is due. Students can add assignments to their calendars directly on the Soshiku website or via text message. Registering and getting started with Soshiku is quick and the user interface is very intuitive and easy to learn.

Applications for Education
Soshiku is a good program for students to manage their assignment due dates. The options for assignment reminders can be received via email or text days or weeks before each assignment is due. Soshiku will be good for high school students, but it probably requires a little too much self-discipline for middle school students.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Organize and Collaborate with Stixy is a organization and collaboration web tool. Stixy, as the name implies, allows you to write notes and stick them to a clipboard. This sounds no different than the built in Sticky application on your Mac. Stixy takes it a step further by allowing you to share you notes with others and have them respond to your notes. The Stixy clipboard has three other great features, the ability to stick and share documents, stick and share photographs, and create and share a "to do" list on the clipboard and on a calendar. Stixy does not require any downloads and operates on any operating system. Below you will see a screen shot of the clipboard I'm using right now.

Applications for Education

Stixy is useful for creating a calendar of events or units of study to share with students and parents. Stixy shared "to do" list function could be useful to helping students stay organized while working on long projects. Finally, the ability to customize and personalize the look of the Stixy clipboard may encourage students to use their Stixy clipboard regularly.