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myHomework

myHomework

Daniel Stobbe, web staff

May 11, 2015

Everyone shows up to class without homework once in a while. Each time this happens it chips away at grades. A simple way to limit innocent mistakes is needed. Luckily, the school-issued iPads offer a solution to match the problem. One app that is especially useful is myHomework, an electronic planner.   The myHomework app possesses several ...

An alarmingly good night’s sleep

An alarmingly good night’s sleep

Daniel Stobbe, web staff

February 3, 2015

Have you ever gotten out of bed feeling horrible? If yes, it’s probably because your current alarm clock doesn’t care how you feel. You can change that with one download. The app Sleep Cycle is the most advanced alarm app on the App Store. Sleep Cycle tracks your sleep night after night, recording...

LitCharts for the long nights

LitCharts for the long nights

Daniel Stobbe, web staff

January 21, 2015

It’s late at night. You are still awake trying to cram for a test the next day and then you realize you were supposed to read a chapter from a book assigned in English class. The app LitCharts can help. LitCharts gives you the power and lets you review books with ease and simplicity while looking at ...

MyScript Stack: turning typing in your favor

MyScript Stack: turning typing in your favor

Daniel Stobbe, web staff

October 22, 2014

Typing on the iPad’s mini’s built-in keyboard is a chore unless you have small fingers. And writing is difficult, even with a stylus because the screen protector makes the iPad’s screen unresponsive. Both available formats for creating text on the iPad mini aren’t ideal. Luckily, with the simple...

What a wunderful app

What a wunderful app

Daniel Stobbe, web staff

October 3, 2014

Upon opening the free app Wunderlist, you are presented with a login screen allowing you to sign in through either Facebook or your Google account. This feature lets users reach their notes list from any device and connect with other people who use Wunderlist such as family members, classmates or cowo...

APParoni and cheese

APParoni and cheese

Daniel Stobbe, web staff

September 25, 2014

Wolfram Alpha Wolfram Alpha is a preloaded app on KHS’ newly provided iPads. This app is a digital almanac as well a calculator in one. Rather than using the internet for browsing, Wolfram Alpha uses its own knowledge, which is based on specific sources of data to keep the answers precise. When y...

iDon’t want mandatory iPads

iDon’t want mandatory iPads

TKC staff

September 19, 2014

All students received iPad minis for educational purposes this school year. Last year, the Class of 2017 received iPads before the rest of the student body to test the value of giving every student an iPad. This year, most teachers have tried to incorporate the iPads into their daily curriculum even if...

iPad Distribution Incomplete

iPad Distribution Incomplete

Ben Cohen, web staff

August 22, 2014

Students were issued iPad minis Wednesday, Aug 21, during homeroom. All grade levels were issued iPads, with the exception of about  4 percent of students. Over the summer, KHS’s technology staff worked to resettle and install new security systems on the iPads, Mike Gavin, assistant principal,...

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