My Study Life by Zack Glowik
My Study Life is a free online planner that can help to organize students’ academic lives. It allows a student to easily see their classes, assignments, and exams at a glance. The app allows you to easily see all this information as well, presenting it in a dashboard that will tell you what is due and when. The student can give the app this information themselves, or they can join a class created by a teacher that can give them the information.
It has many of the same functions as Google’s Classrooms, but is cross-platform, available on iOS, the Chrome Webstore, and through their website in a webapp. However, differing from Google Classrooms, it does not allow easy communication between teacher and student. Even so, that’s not the idea. My Study Life is meant to be a planner, basically an online agenda book, and it does its job well. It will tell you exactly what is due, when it is due, and how much you have done already.
For what it does, it does it very well. It is not meant to replace Google Classroom, but to help students organize their academic lives by presenting their classes and due dates in a simple dashboard. Putting all this information is easy as well, as the app makes the process very simple. All the information is stored in the cloud, making it easy to access from anywhere. The only complaint that I have is this: The app requires each class to have an assigned time during the week before you can add the class to your schedule. However, not all schools have classes set up like that, as some have a block schedule or a waterfall format, where not every class may meet each day. If this restriction is removed or changed to allow different schedule types, I think this app might be just the thing students need to replace the agenda book.
For schools that are making the transition from paper to electronic teaching, this app is incredibly useful no matter what devices the students use.