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The good, the bad, and the ugly of Apps on our phones

The difference between education enhancing apps and apps that waste your time without you knowing it.

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Click Clack! Breanna Brostrom shows all her apps that revolve around education. She had checked her grades to make sure she was on the right set as the semester is coming towards an end of her senior year. “I tend to use skyward on my phone to check my grades because I feel as if it is more convenient for me because I’m usually not around a laptop or my chromebook all the time,” senior Brostrom said.

Click Clack! Breanna Brostrom shows all her apps that revolve around education. She had checked her grades to make sure she was on the right set as the semester is coming towards an end of her senior year. “I tend to use skyward on my phone to check my grades because I feel as if it is more convenient for me because I’m usually not around a laptop or my chromebook all the time,” senior Brostrom said.

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Click Clack! Breanna Brostrom shows all her apps that revolve around education. She had checked her grades to make sure she was on the right set as the semester is coming towards an end of her senior year. “I tend to use skyward on my phone to check my grades because I feel as if it is more convenient for me because I’m usually not around a laptop or my chromebook all the time,” senior Brostrom said.

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   Technology has taken over almost every aspect of students’ lives. Students are told multiple times a day to get off their phones and tune into class, but there’s always at least one person who’s glued to a device. Phones, iPads, etc. contain an endless number of apps, with many different purposes and uses. Apps range from games to social media, music to weather, even bank accounts. Though devices can be distracting, there are many features that assist with day-to-day scholastic efforts.  

 

“I would not be caught up with my grades if I didn’t have the Skyward app. it makes checking my grades and missing assignments very easy and accessible,” junior Dawson Porter said.

 

The Skyward app helps students check their grades, but there are other apps that are very useful in other daily activities. For example, the app Plant Nanny helps remind people to drink water.

 

“I love [Plant Nanny] it gives me notifications telling me that I need to drink water, or my “plant” will die,” junior Alyssa Davis said.

 

The app makes sure people get at least the minimal amount of water they should drink every day. There are many apps that can help people with their health, like exercising apps, mental health apps and recipe/food apps.

 

While there are many apps that can improve life for the better, some apps can be simply wasteful as IPhone users are given apps that they can’t delete.

 

“I never use IBooks, Health, or any of the other apps iPhone gives me. They’re such a waste of space on my phone which could be holding more educational and helpful apps,” Davis said.

  Many people have games on their phones, which can be a blessing and a curse.

 

“I can totally see how games can be controversial,” senior Jamie Dawson said.  “Games can be very distracting, and on the other hand can help [people’s] boredom.”

 

There are a multitude of apps available for download which can be either helpful or wasteful; it just depends on how you use them.

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