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Sprint App of the Week -- Back to School

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Journeyman

As students head back to school, smartphones and tablets are two important items for today’s college student. In addition to keeping in touch with family and friends back home via voice, text or pictures, these devices give students access to thousands of apps that could help them find the best textbook prices, keep their schedule organized or wake up on time for class.

Back to School Apps:

  • ScanLife: Students can save money on books by using their phone’s camera to find cheap textbook prices. ScanLife lets users search online stores for book prices by scanning the book’s UPC code or 2D barcode. Free in Android Market.

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Use this QR code to download ScanLife to your device.

  • ShareYourBoard: Students can simply snap a photo of the classroom’s whiteboard, covered with the professor’s notes – no matter what angle, lighting or type of whiteboard or markers are used – and this app will improve the readability and extract all the information users need. Free in Android Market.

  • Documents To Go: Perfect for students working on term papers, Documents to Go lets users access and view Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files and attachments remotely and send them to classmates or professors. Free in Android Market.

  • Class Buddy – Student Planner: This all-in-one organizer application helps students manage semesters, terms, courses and classes, as well as keep track of attendance and GPA. $1.49 in Android Market.

  • Better Alarm Clock: Better Alarm Clock allows users to make customizable alarm schedules to ensure they won't miss that 8 a.m. class or early-morning practice. Free in Android Market.

There are so many possibilities on how wireless technology and applications can be used academically and socially on the college campus. What apps have you found to be useful on the college campus? Are college professors embracing this new technology in the classroom?