Ann Dolin: Who says organization has to be boring? With the latest smartphone applications, your child can keep track of school assignments and have fun along the way.
For elementary children consider EpicWin. This app makes organizing time and tasks, such as homework and chores a lot easier. Teens will love one of the hottest apps, inClass. inClass keeps track of courses and even sends a text before class, so that students will never be late again. In addition, it lets students take video and audio notes and syncs it all in one place.
My personal favorite is myHomework, which takes the place of an assignment notebook for recording homework. It's perfect for students who don't typically remember to jot down their assignments the good old fashion way.
And finally for the whole family check out the Cozy Family Organizer. This app provides a shared calendar that's color-coded for each family member. A quick glance shows you where everyone is going and when.
With so many great smartphone apps available, encourage your child to take a look at just a few and find the one they think is the easiest and most enjoyable to use. Today's tech-savvy kids will find themselves more organized in no time at all.