Back-to-School Apps Support Organization and Learning

Jill Stowell Classroom, Development, General Information, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, Technology

appsThere are Apps for absolutely everything these days, and sure enough, there are even Apps for Back-to-School!

With so many students going back to school today or at least very shortly, I thought I’d share this article by John Patrick Pullen from Time Magazine:

6 Must-Have Back to School Apps

http://time.com/3982036/back-best-school-apps/

This article highlights some pretty incredible tools for students of any age:

  • Homework tracker
  • Digital flashcards
  • Language learning games
  • Bibliography formatter
  • School bus tracker
  • Reading comprehension builder

Amazing!  It’s a new and exciting world for students today!

What Apps Won’t Do

I’m not very technologically savvy, but I am all for taking advantage of what technology has to offer.  But as amazing as they are, Apps do have their limitations.  An App alone will not eliminate dyslexia or learning disabilities, ADHD, Auditory Processing Disorder, or the struggles of students with inefficient processing skills.

Struggles with reading, math, writing, and organization can cause otherwise very capable students to have to work harder and longer than their peers, often with a lesser result.  At a Stowell Learning Center information meeting recently, a teenager who frequently got very low test scores shared that he wanted his work to reflect his intelligence and the tremendous amount of effort and time he put in.

Learning difficulties and struggles in school and/or social situations are most often the result of weak or inconsistent learning skills.  These underlying skills cause interference to learning.  Unfortunately, they do not typically improve with time or traditional tutoring.

As a result, students become more frustrated and anxious about their learning challenges.  They may become angry or withdrawn.  They may appear unmotivated.  They may make poor decisions, feel like a failure, and quit believing in themselves.

It does not have to be this way.  These issues can be changed.  But to permanently solve a learning problem, the underlying skills must be developed.   With specialized training the brain can learn to think and process information in more effective ways.  Students don’t have to go through life crippled by their learning challenges.

If you or your child are experiencing learning challenges and you’re ready for real and permanent changes…

JOIN US for a FREE Information Night.

For details and RSVP go to www.learningdisability.com

 

“Helping smart but struggling students dramatically improve or completely correct their learning and attention challenges by developing the underlying learning skills that are not supporting the learner well enough.”
We serve children and adults with diagnosed or undiagnosed learning and attention challenges including learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, auditory processing disorders, and autism spectrum disorders.
Jill Stowell, M.S.
Author:  At Wit’s End A Parent’s Guide to Ending the Struggle Teas, and Turmoil of Learning Disabilities
Founder and Executive Director – Stowell Learning Centers