Looking for school supplies? Jump to the head of the class with these apps

Aug 30, 2009
Education

If you have school-age kids, or are a kid yourself, you know the horror of that end-of-summer duty: the trip to buy school supplies.  When my kids were in elementary school, this was a breeze. There was a box of preselected items such as pencils, erasers and hand sanitizer waiting for me at registration. But […]

If you have school-age kids, or are a kid yourself, you know the horror of that end-of-summer duty: the trip to buy school supplies.  When my kids were in elementary school, this was a breeze. There was a box of preselected items such as pencils, erasers and hand sanitizer waiting for me at registration. But with a seventh grader and a freshly-minted high-schooler, this whole shopping for supplies business is getting more complex.

Fortunately, there are a ton of apps available to help the busy mom, and her children, be prepared for that first day of class.

School supplies

The Chemical Touch (both free and 99-cent versions) has literally absolved me from the guilt I’ve carried since my sophomore year of high school when I barely paid enough attention in class to pass.

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Viki Gonia

Viki Gonia writes a column for her local paper, teaches writing at Columbia College of Chicago, and has had her iPhone surgically attached to her hand.

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