Four Organizational Tools to Keep Your Student on Track


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Morning classes. Afternoon classes. Lunch breaks. Exams. Quizzes. Homework!


It can all make your head spin. Remote learning has posed a whole new set of challenges that I don’t think many people were prepared for.


And if you add in that the majority of households have more than one child who’s going through remote learning, it makes it that much harder to stay organized and on top of things.


The good ole’ agenda or daily planner may have worked when your child was learning in-person with a teacher to sign off on things — but going fully remote has taken some of these physical ways of organization and thrown a wrench into them.


With everything going completely remote, most organizational tools have followed suit.


Now more than ever there are plenty of reasons to rely on organizational tools to keep you and your families educational goals and tasks on track.


Here are a few:

  • Provides increased order for your student mentally and logistically

  • Improves student awareness of deadlines, important work, etc.

  • Increases overall student success and morale

  • Improves work completion

  • Provides increased structure

  • Helps to develop and establish routines, schedules, etc.

  • Increases student responsibility, accountability, and follow through

  • Decreases missing and incomplete assignments

  • Improves time management skills

That being said, here are some of the best organizational tools to keep your child on track this semester!


#1 Soshiku


Soshiku is a simple but powerful tool that manages your high school or college assignments. It also keeps track of when your assignments are due and can even notify you via email or SMS.


Here is a set of the most important features of Soshiku that students can benefit from in their classrooms.

  • Organize their assignments online

  • Use calendar to get overview of their assignments

  • Search their assignments using the search bar

  • Organize their courses and label them

  • Save notes, manage tasks, attach files, and share messages with their friends.

  • Students can partner up on Soshiku and keep track of each other’s tasks and share important files

  • Add assignments right from their phones and be updated about the upcoming assignments via email or SMS

This app’s user-friendly capabilities make this one a no-brainer. Tech-savvy folks will love the fact there are some keyboard shortcuts that can be used while setting up assignments. You can also color code courses which can be handy when you have a large amount of work or are sharing assignments.

Overall this is a very promising service that allows you to easily keep track of homework and other course projects. Collaboration is made easy with this tool. You can share tasks with other members by searching for their profile and sending an add request. While this service is designed for students, you could use it for any projects or collaborations you might need reminders for. Of course the best feature of this service is it is F-R-E-E!

Whether you’re looking for a teacher for a specific grade or an instructor with a background in numerous subjects, Jill’s Tutors has a wide variety of online tutors and educators available for all disciplines and all levels of learning.

You can call or text us anytime at 512-812-9502 or email us at jillstutors@gmail.com, and we’ll help you find the best solution for your needs.

#2 Participate


Build an online learning ecosystem that inspires your members to engage and propels your impact forward.


Trusted by nonprofits, education organizations and institutions around the world, Participate's collaboration platform has everything you need to empower your members and drive impact now with the support and tools to help you grow.


Participate has a Collections tool that lets you search for resources and add your own to curated lists. For example, you might want to organize resources for a new unit on the solar system. You can create a Collection, add links to resources like a YouTube video or website, and upload files like a PDF of an article you want to share with students.


In addition to keeping your own favorites organized, you can search within Participate to add resources vetted by other educators and invite your colleagues to collaborate on a Collection with you.


#3 Seesaw


Keeping student work organized and easily sharing creations with families can be a challenge. I’m a big fan of Seesaw and how easy it is for students to snap a picture of their work, record their voice talking about their accomplishments, and share their creations with their teacher and families.


Meaningful learning can happen anywhere. We’re here to support students, teachers, and families with remote learning.


Seesaw creates a powerful learning loop between students, teachers, and families.


Students explore a variety of powerful and intuitive tools (like draw+record, collage, video, and more!) to show what they know in the way that works best for themConnect families to see student work and celebrate progress. Up to ten family members can stay in the loop using the Parent and Family app (iOS, Android) or on web.


#4 WorkFlowy


A web-based outliner created by Mike Turitzin and Jesse Patel at a startup camp. The idea for Workflowy came from Jesse’s prior work experience in project management and his frustration with the lack of useful tools.


WorkFlowy is a great tool for taking notes and making lists. Simple to use — but incredibly powerful — WorkFlowy can help you manage all the information in your life.


Farhad Manjoo, New York Times Technology Columnist, writes:

″This app is the easiest, best-designed, and most-flexible note-taker I’ve ever come across, and it solves many of the problems I’ve had with other software... It has become my go-to place for storing and keeping track of everything — not just to-dos and grocery lists, but my ideas for articles, all the notes I gather while reporting, all the tasks I need to do for those articles, and even all of the stuff I’m gathering for a book I’m working on.″


There’s so many useful features and benefits. Here’s just a few of them:

  • Tag and filter list items

  • Full online functionality

  • Automatic syncing between your phone, tablet and computer

  • Tap to edit

  • Expandable and collapsible lists

  • And more!

WorkFlowy is like a notepad with super powers.It’s an awesome tool to use to stay organized.


A simple, free way (did I mention free?) to get organized combining lists, outlines, and notes with some extra nice-to-have features that make this tool a solid option for teachers and students.


Well there you have it! You know hold the keys (or tools) to getting organized and being successful this school year.


If you'd still like some extra help, give Jill’s Tutors a call or text at 512-812-9502 or email us at jillstutors@gmail.com — after that, we’ll set you up with one of our talented, remote educators!


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