Research shows that many students use mobile phones on a regular basis. Here are some main advantages of using mobile phones for students:
Mobile Phones For Students Improves Knowledge
Those days are gone when students would only get knowledge from teachers, parents and books. Today, the sources for knowledge have transformed, and one of the ready sources is the internet. Having a mobile phone on their person all the time can help students check things in a more fun and quicker way than going through the books all the time. A Mobile Phone connected to the internet can motivate the student to do his/her studies, as all the time; he knows he can access the world’s biggest library right where he is. If there is any doubt in mind about something that the teacher was teaching, the students can clear the doubts immediately.
A Mobile Phone Is A Good Time Manager
While gadgets cannot manage your time for you, you will be able to do the right thing at the right time when you set deadlines, and you set an alarm for the same. To wake up early in the morning, students need to set the alarm in their cell phones. You can also set a text alert to accompany the alarm to remind you to do a certain thing.
A Mobile Phone Helps Students Get Help During Emergencies
Should students find themselves in emergencies in school, at home, or in the streets, they know they can reach their parents, a senior person, and even the emergency services right from their mobile phones. With a cell phone, a parent can keep in touch with their children all the time, even when they are in school. This is one way a mobile phone is useful for students at school or when out to play or with friends.
Very Helpful In Studies
There are so many learning applications in the app stores for students at all levels in school. This means that a student can get help from an app for the subject in which he/she lacks in some areas. Most of these apps are free of charge, or you may pay a small one-off fee for downloading. There are resourceful apps, as well. Students can have the best Android homework app on their android phones. Similarly, the iPhone users, too, can have an advantage by installing the best Apple learning app on their phones.
Helpful Location Apps
Mainly, this is GPS technology. Once the location indicator is turned on, you can always share your location with your loved ones. When you are late at work, and you are to be picked from school/college on time, you can call in advance and let your pick-up know about the delay. If you are going to visit a friend, and are to meet at some other point rather than his house, you will know where exactly he is all the time.
Learning Goes On Even When Out Of Class Students no longer have to wait until the computer class time so that they can check things out. With mobile internet-enabled devices, they can check up stuff from anywhere. This means that learning goes on all the time, in and out of the school setting. Students no longer have to wait to access the school library because with a smartphone, the world’s biggest library-the internet is at their disposal.
Students tend to be stressed up by many things. Thankfully, their mobile phones pack a lot of entertainment in the form of games, cartoons, and many more entertaining things. No matter the age of the student, there is always something entertaining on their mobile phone.
WolfRam|Alpha: Uses its vast collection of data to generate the best results, covering a wide range of subjects. Price: Free with some paid features. Available on: iOS and Android.
SelfControl: Lets students block certain websites for a desired time and schedule their routine for multiple days to help them concentrate. Price: Free. Available on: iOS and Android.
Dropbox: Dropbox helps students keep all their notes and study material in one place, removing the fear of losing them or mysteriously deleting from their hard drives. Price: Free. Available on: iOS and Android.
Alarmy (Sleep if you can): An alarm app with a twist. It requires the user to do certain simple tasks, like clicking a picture or shaking the phone a certain number of times for the ringing to stop, helping the user wake up without hitting the snooze button. Price: `160 on iOS and `165 on Android.
Free Alternative: Rocket Alarm.
Dunno: A-research-it-later application which helps you jot down things you want to know or research, but don’t have time to when it crosses your mind. It helps keep a record of all our ‘brainslaps’ (a term coined by the Dunno team for random thoughts that cross your mind). Price: Free. Available on: iOS.
Trello: A project management app which jots down tasks in the form of lists or boards which can be made public, where every user can assign others tasks with due dates. Price: Free. Available on: iOS and Android.
CamScanner: CamScanner is an app that uses the phone camera to scan an image and convert it into a PDF to easily share it over mail or text. Price: Free. Available on: iOS and Android.
Meritnation: This app is like a one-stop solution for the students of classes 6-12. Support includes Homework help, doubt clearing session, textbook solutions, video lessons, sample papers, mock test, easy revision notes for class 6-12, previous year board papers and even study material for national olympiads as well.This app also has courses for entrance exams like IIT-JEE, NEET, CA CPT and other exams like BBA and NDA.
Byju’s: It is one of the well funded and well-managed start-up which has the motto to make learning fun for students. This app is already considered as one of the best education apps in India. It has very engaging video lessons which help in adaptive learning. This app also has complete mock tests and sample papers for class 7-12 for all the board exams which help in preparing for competitive exams like IIT-JEE, CAT and NEET. Its detailed performance analysis feature helps students to improve their performance.
Vedantu: Vedantu is India’s one of the largest tutoring company started by three IITiian friends, which helps the student to learn online by providing them with some of the best-curated teachers. Vedantu’s one of the best quality is that they have a very good quality of teachers available. It has both individual and group classes. This app is very interactive for both students and teachers because it has features like two-way audio, video and whiteboarding tools where both teachers and students are able to see, hear, write and interact in real-time. It has online classes for grades 6-12, competitive exams and co-curricular courses.
Toppr: Toppr is an app which believes in making learning more personalized for students. It provides a wide range of courses to students. It is one of the best feature is its live classes feature which very much helps the students to clear their doubts in real-time. It also provides a time table to students so that they can be aware of the classes.
Drmentors Medical PG app: This is a wonderful app for medical preparation. This app has 600+ hours of video lectures prepared by more than 20 faculties. It also has more than 10000 PowerPoint slides and notes. They also have test series, mock tests and comprehensive coverage of topics. They also have mentors who help the students if they need personalized guidance.
Unacademy: Unacademy has some great educators including first Women IPS officer of India, Kiran Bedi. This app provides more than 2400 video lectures and specialized courses on all kind competitive exams which have benefited more than 300,000 students even from the farthest corner of the country. It is one of the best education apps in India which has helped the students to improve their writing skills, ability to speak and enhance their knowledge.
Apple iMessage: iMessage is the only service for iPhone, iPad, and Mac owners to talk across their apple products. iMessage is known as the benchmark of messaging services because of its ease and usefulness. It is one of those features Apple users can’t live without because it’s so easy.
Facebook Messenger: Facebook has graced us with an app that lets people from all around the world talk to one another without hassle. Throughout the years, this app has changed for the better, making it easier to talk and respond to each other. Not only is there the option for communication, but for playing games with your friends as well!
GroupMe: GroupMe is a great platform for team sports and huge class wide chats. Often when a coach needs to get in touch with their whole team they use groupme to send out blast messages so everyone can get in contact with each other and know the schedule. Alternatively, it’s also used for class-wide announcements and bonding. It is very easy to use and offers the opportunity to communicate to others within the app.
Google Hangouts: Hangouts is a messaging app by google. This app uses your gmail account to talk to others if you have their gmail account. This is great if you need to get in contact with somebody and have no way of texting them. You can also do video calls in hangouts which makes it a great collaboration tool when you need to meet face to face. This app can be very useful when you are in an area where there is internet and no service.
Slack: Slack is a great tool for college students with an internship or group projects. You can set up rooms and invite people to the server. This platform is designed for business professionals in mind. So for college students who are getting ready for the workforce it is a great tool to have and know how to use. Slack uses the internet to send messages instantaneously allowing for great collaboration in school and work. Although this is mostly used for group chats, you can also direct message people out of the group for private chats.
Skype: This is one of the classic messaging apps today which allows for calling and texting for both personal and business. Although Skype has really aged, it is a great messaging app for college students. Knowing how to use Skype is key to getting a job in the real world.
WhatsApp: WhatsApp is the largest messaging platform worldwide with 1.5 billion users throughout 180 countries. It provides worldwide access to communication allowing students from all over the globe to collaborate and build relationships. This is one of the biggest messaging apps out there allowing more people to access each other and learn more because of it!
ZOOM: Popular for work conferences, school classes, and all virtual get togethers alike, Zoom is the best overall choice for a video chat app. It works great on both desktop and mobile devices with options to view just the person speaking or the whole group. Hosts can also organize webinars where they’re the only one with video and audio. It’s free to use, but there’s a 40 minute time limit for three or more users unless you opt for one of their pricing plans.
FACETIME: iPhone users are likely familiar with Facetime, which is the built-in video chat app on Apple devices. It works on iPhones, iPads, and MacOS desktops. It’s easy to make calls from group texts or the middle of a voice call. Facetime calls are exclusive for Apple users.
WHATSAPP: WhatsApp is a popular messaging app across the globe. You can also make voice and video calls for up to four users. The calls are on the phone’s data plan or via WiFi, so voice calls do not eat up your phone minutes.
GOOGLE DUO: Google Duo is the newest app from Google that’s perfect for video calls between Android and iPhone users. Unlike Facetime, Google Duo is ideal to use when you have friends without iPhones. The app has an innovative feature called “Knock Knock” where you can get a preview of who is on the other end of the line before accepting the call.
FACEBOOK MESSENGER: Facebook Messenger is a separate application that lets you easily chat and video call with your Facebook friends. Video calls have a limit of 50 users, which is more than most social networks with video chat capabilities. Since your whole extended family likely already has a Facebook account, it’s easy to get them on board.
SKYPE: For professional calls, Skype reigns supreme. In addition to video chats with a max 50 users, Skype also accommodates screen sharing and real time translation in their chat feature. It’s also easy to sign up if you have a Microsoft account already.
HOUSEPARTY: Unlike most video chat apps, Houseparty allows you to join the “house” and then others in your contact list can jump in and out. This lets you to reconnect with people you may not think to video chat. Houseparty also has great games included, such as heads up, trivia, and finish the song lyric.
SNAPCHAT: Teens love Snapchat for its social features that let you share videos and pictures with a 24 hour time limit. When chatting, users can switch to video calls with a max of 16 users. Snapchat has great filters built-in for fun ways to change your appearance.
DISCORD: Discord is a popular app for people to chat while playing video games, but many don’t know it actually allow video calls with up to 25 users. Discord has easy features, such as the ability to alter other users’ audio levels mid-call and you can create multiple channels for different groups, all while playing games.
Instagram: Instagram lets users snap, edit, and share photos and 15-second videos, either publicly or within a private network of followers. It unites the most popular features of social media sites: sharing, seeing, and commenting on photos. It also lets you apply fun filters and effects to your photos.
Tumblr: Tumblr is like a cross between a blog and Twitter: It’s a streaming scrapbook of text, photos, and/or video and audio clips. Users create and follow short blogs, or “tumblogs,” that can be seen by anyone online (if they’re made public). Many teens have tumblogs for personal use: sharing photos, videos, musings, and things they find funny with their friends.
Twitter: Twitter is a microblogging tool that allows users to post brief, 140-character messages — called “tweets” — and follow other users’ activities. It’s not only for adults; teens like using it to share tidbits and keep up with news and celebrities.
Live.me: Live.me Live Video Streaming allows kids to watch others and broadcast themselves live, and interact live with users without any control over who views their streams.
Snapchat: Snapchat is a messaging app that lets users put a time limit on the pictures and videos they send before they disappear. Most teens use the app to share goofy or funny photos without the risk of them going public.
Kalinga Plus is an initiative by Kalinga University, Raipur. The main objective of this to disseminate knowledge and guide students & working professionals.
This platform will guide pre – post university level students.
Pre University Level – IX –XII grade students when they decide streams and choose their career
Post University level – when A student joins corporate & needs to handle the workplace challenges effectively.
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