Wednesday, November 2, 2011

OneSchool - app for college students - connect to school's resources

OneSchool is a very cool app I just learned about from Lifehacker (and awesome site with resources about everything.)

OneSchool is available for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 7. It's free, and allows students to connect to their school's resources. For example, there are campus maps, bus schedules, nearby restaurants and activities, news, chat, course info and schedules, and even a directory of students and staff.

There are 101 schools currently set up on OneSchool, including some big name schools, and you can even add your school to it.

There is also a page for administrators to get their school into OneSchool.

This is a great app for students, and even faculty and the schools themselves.

From the OneSchool web site:

Top 10 Reasons to Download OneSchool:10. You will never miss the bus again.9. You don't have to be that kid who walks around carrying a map.8. Find food fast.7. The chat is (not so secretly) a party finder – cheers!6. The campus news is updated in real-time.5. Get classmate or professor contact info through the Directory.4. Everything about your education is expensive, except for this app.3. Easily access student club info.2. Instantly access all course info and schedules.1. Have all your school has to offer at your fingertips!

The app was developed by some Penn State students who noticed that they needed an app like this. Very cool!

Check this app out and share it with your high school seniors and any college students you know. I wish I had this when I was in college. Heck, I wish I had laptops and smartphones when I was in college. Or cell phones even. It was always fun to walk all the way across campus to have a message on your answering machine that your group was meeting two feet from where you just came from. In the rain.


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