Today teens are accustomed to using tech tools for everything including school related work, and some students even get iPads from their schools to review and or compete coursework. However the iPad can also be distracting for students and as such, parents should have measures in place to make sure school work actually gets done. But once you remove all distractions the iPad is an excellent study and coursework tool. If you’re wondering how teens can use the iPad for study, see some of our top tips below.
How Teens Can Use The iPad For Study
One thing that teens can use the iPad for study is to collaborate with other students on projects and school assignments. For example, if there’s a major paper to write, then synching up with other students is a smart way to share resources or compare notes. There are various apps like Google Docs, Evernote and others that allow sharing of documents, spreadsheets and more. Some of the apps are free while others are paid but both allow for sharing and collaborating with others.
2. Note Taking
What student worth his or her salt doesn’t take copious amounts of notes to remember what a teacher mentioned in class or simply to refer back to later when doing homework. This is where the iPad comes in by helping you take good notes, notes that you can do so much with. One of our favorite note iPad apps is Evernote. This is a comprehensive (and multimedia note app) that facilitates audio notes, video, photos and more.
Although the iPad is not ideal for typing or writing docs and reports, it is great for surfing on the web, making it an ideal research device. Whether you need to look up historic information for that Latin history paper or need to look up past presidential details, you can do it all via the iPad and a good web connection. Use on board tools or apps to keep track of your surfing and fine tune your approach until research is a cinch in a pinch.
The iPad is a smart tablet that not only will it help your teen with his or her school work but one they genuinely like and wish for. Most teens actually want an iPad versus other tablets or even the once coveted 10 inch netbooks. So this Holiday an iPad might just make it onto their wish list, feel free to consider the three reasons above to oblige their request. Are you a teen that uses the iPad for study or school related work? If so, weigh in below and let us know how you use it and what apps you like best.
Author Bio: Guest article by Missy who writes for School Tutoring – a website dedicated to helping teens with school coursework including math tutoring. When she is not busy writing for the web, she loves to blog about education related apps, tech tips and gadgets.