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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

4 Free Back-to-School Apps for Parents

There is always a focus on Back to School Apps for Kids.  But what about parents? We need apps to help us keep our lives organized during the busy school year.  So what can you do? Well you can turn your smartphone or tablet into command central with everything you need to plan, prep, and navigate your kid's year with these great apps for Apple and Android devices and the best part they are all free! 1. Life360. If you're nervous about your kid taking the bus, get Life360 Family Locator. Register her or his cell (it doesn't have to be a smartphone), and this app will find your child on the map. It also has a panic button. 2. School A to Z. Need a refresher course in math, English, and other subjects? School A to Z helps you answer your student's homework head-scratchers and gives project suggestions on a variety of topics. 3. Art Kive. Get ready for the onslaught of adorable construction paper creations with this free app that helps you preserve their creativity without keeping around the clutter. The Artkive keeps images of all the artwork stored on their secure cloud service, and if you prefer a less-digital way to enjoy them, you can even order your favorites in fancy hardcover books, mugs and more. 4.!Team Snap. For less stressful soccer games and basketball practices, Team Snap allows you to organize your children's busy schedules, contacts for the players' parents, stats, and other important info. 

Do you have some favorite apps that you like to use to help you during the school year? Drop me a line and let me know.