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Archive for the ‘App Tuesday’ Category


Watch Out for These Secret and Dangerous Apps

One of the most surprising parenting moments for many of us happens when our sons and daughters morph into teenagers. Almost overnight, our sweet little ones, who once shared all their hopes and dreams with us, begin shutting us out of their lives. Suddenly, we are talking to closed doors and blank stares, grasping at […]

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App Tuesday: Budgeting App for Students

  It’s the summer before college and you watch your student spend money like a maniac. You feel like an ATM and you wonder how on earth she will ever manage her money in college. Will she accept multiple credit card offers and charge pizza and Starbucks daily? Will she spend all her work study […]

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Wheaton College Summer Program

  Every day, I come across information that is helpful for parents and students. Recently, a representative of Wheaton College contacted me about a summer program for high school students and asked if I wouldn’t mind spreading the word about it. My answer: absolutely!   For the second summer, Wheaton College in Massachusetts is offering […]

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A New App to Help With the College Search: 4 Year Trip

  4 Year Trip gives users more than just information about colleges. GPS technology sends notifications about nearby events, users gain rewards for using the app, and searching for scholarships is always a smartphone away. Attending the right higher educational institution takes much research and planning. 4 Year Trip, a new iOS and Android app […]

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iPad Apps for College Prep

  College prep has certainly changed over the years. Twenty years ago you trudged to the library spending hours foraging through books looking for college facts, test prep, and scholarships. Ten years ago, with the internet explosion, you could do most of your research online and even apply to some colleges. Today, you can do […]

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Test Precision: An App for Standardized Test Prep

  Test Precision is a new app for students preparing to take the ACT or the SAT. It helps students prepare for the test where they are: on their smartphones. As we all know, teens are quite addicted to their smartphones and making Test Precision a part of that existing routine and habit just makes […]

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A College Prep App Recap

  How would you like to find every app your student will need for college prep all in one location? Well, you’re in luck. On today’s App Tuesday I’m listing all my previous app posts with links to send you directly to the post. Whether you’re looking for essay apps, test prep apps, study apps […]

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App Tuesday: Apps to Help Students Act During Critical Situations

  Following this week’s Mom-Approved Tips: Going to College May Be Deadly, here are some apps to help students act during critical situations to go along with the conversations you should have with your soon-to-be college students. These apps won’t solve the problem, but they can help save a life. Apps to get help if […]

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Parent Toolkit App

    The Parent Toolkit App is designed to help you navigate your child’s growth and development from Pre-K through 12th grade in the classroom and beyond. For each grade, the app offers benchmarks to see what your child will be learning in school, and recommendations for diet, sleep and physical activity. The grade-by-grade tips […]

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illustrate-The Video Dictionary

  illustrate is a FREE app that is much more than just a dictionary. The app makes use of animated videos and actual conversations to explain the meaning, context and usage of those ever so difficult words. Whether you are a student preparing for an exam, an english buff or just someone who wants clarity […]

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