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Back-to-school apps can help your students excel this school year

Smartphone apps can help your kids study harder and smarter this school year. (Source: Julie Cardona/MGN Online) Smartphone apps can help your kids study harder and smarter this school year. (Source: Julie Cardona/MGN Online)

(RNN) - Smartphones and tablets don't have to be a distraction to your child's academic goals. As students across the country head back to class, here's a look at some apps that can help them study harder and smarter this school year.

myHomework Student Planner - Keep track of projects, tests, class schedules and anything else you need to remember with this handy hold-in-your-hand planner. An elegant interface makes for easy navigation. Students can also set up reminders.

Cost: Free with ads, $4.99/year for ad-free

Platform: iOS, Android

Flashcards+ - Save money as well as your hands from extraneous marker stains with Flashcards +.

The app allows students to input terms and definitions and flip them like actual flashcards. Estudias espanol? Flashcards+ will read your cards in more than 25 languages.

Cost: Free

Platform: iOS

Flashcards Maker Pro - Flashcards for the Android users. Create decks of cards based on subject matter using the keyboard or voice recorder. Shuffle them or add a timer for an additional challenge.

Cost: 99 cents

Platform: Android

Dictionary.com - The power of an entire dictionary/thesaurus in your pocket, Dictionary.com’s app comes with audio pronunciations. There is an offline dictionary you can access if you’re not in a Wi-Fi zone.

Cost: Free

Platform: iOS, Android

Quick Graph Graphing Calculator - A graphing calculator for your phone that allows 2D and 3D equation plotting.

Cost: Free, or $1.99 for upgraded features

Platform: iOS

Pocket - Pocket allows users to save webpages, photos and videos to view later. That news article you wanted to cite in your term paper? Put it in Pocket and it will be there when you’re ready to write. The app is especially helpful if you tend to email yourself a ton of links that later get hopelessly lost in your inbox.

Cost: Free, or $4.99/month for premium

Platform: iOS, Android

iTalk Recorder - Getting a cramp from taking so many notes? With iTalk Recorder, students can record lectures to play back later. The app is straightforward, easy to operate and gives users the choice between three sound quality levels: good, better, best. 

Cost: Free

Platform: iOS

Easy Bib - Citing sources? There’s an app for that. Easy Bib generates citations in MLA, APA and Chicago style. Just type in a title or scan a bar codeand then email your citation straight from the app.

Cost: Free

Platform: iOS, Android

TextbookMe - A comparison shopping app, TextbookMe lets you scope out the best online deals on books. Search by ISBN, title, author or scan the bar code. 

Cost: Free

Platform:  iOS, Android

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