By: Michael Shahin
Many people at MCC are not only college students, but also work full/part time jobs, have family ties and a social life. Some students are able to get assistance, with the school part at least, via applications on their phones.
Many college students have smart phones, if not all.
And while, of course, no students would ever dream of using these phones in class, students use them outside of the class to make life easier.
Some use Google Maps to help locate a spot they’re going to.
Some use Pandora and Spotify to listen to some of their favorite music. Some even use things such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat to be more social.
There are many applications that are able to assist students in many different subjects.
Many are free, and allow the student to easily download and get the benefit right away.
For those who do a lot of work in mathematics and own an Android phone; there’s an application called Wabbitemu.
This is an application that acts and does the same functions as a TI-84, TI-84 Plus, TI-85, and TI-86 calculators.
This is for the student who doesn’t have the money or just doesn’t wish to spend $100 on a calculator.
Free on the Google Play market, but it is only for Android users.
“As a math student who has to take one more math course, I use Wabbitemu for a TI-84 calculator. I wasn’t able to afford the physical, so this sure helps me save a lot of money,” said MCC student Charles Barrios.
RefMe is an application for any writer. This application will help students make bibliography pages in minutes, and with ease.
In this app, one is able to either scan the barcode of the book, or post a URL and watch it work its wonders. The application is free and on both the Google Play market and the Apple store.
Google Drive. While it has many uses such as a free word processor, spreadsheet and power point functions, its main function will allow one to store projects online and work on them elsewhere.
Many people have started using this for group projects, and let the group have the link to work on the assignment, accessible from different locations. The application is free and on both the Google Play market and the Apple store.
“While there are many applications, one I’ve always suggested for the students is any text-to-speech converter. Most of my students have to travel a bit, and figured they can get a good amount of their reading material in the car or on their cellphones and listen that way,” said Charles Sherman, teams and project management Professor at MCC.