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Back to School apps for 2014

It’s back to school time across the US. And as today’s high tech students return to the classrooms, there’s some handy apps to make the return to studying more efficient and manageable.

For iPhone and iPad users, the iStudiez app is a great organizational tool for high school and college students who have to juggle classes, school events and study time. It tracks the student’s schedule during the day and help plan and manage their courses and class details, locations, instructors, holidays and grades.

For Android users, the myHomework Student Planner does the same thing, organizing classes and homework with customizeable widgets.

Simple Mind is a great app for Android and Apple devices that is great for organizing and planning term papers and special reports. It’s a mind mapping program. You jot down ideas and thoughts and then arrange them in a chart, connecting the information to fit the assignment.

One more app for students: Circle of 6, for iPhone and Android. T instantly connects you to six friends. If you need help, need a ride. Two touches sends the message you want with your location. A great security app for kids on campus.

Mike is a veteran journalist whose video "PC Mike" reports have been distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations since 1994, making him one of the most experienced tech reporters in the country. His tech stories and videos have appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, the Today Show, The New York Times, USA Today and in numerous national newspapers and magazines. In addition to the PC Mike tech blog, he also publishes the Roadtreking.com RV Travel Blog in which he travels North America in an RV reporting about interesting people and places.