GraphLock – Graphing Calculator App | NewsWatch Review


Have you ever taken a class that requires one of those expensive calculators? You know, one of those calculators that costs over $100 and you may only need for one class. Well, almost anyone who’s taken an Algebra course has. That’s where GraphLock comes in.

This is an app created by Mallory Dyer, a Mathematics professor at Central Arizona College. She saw the inequality that comes with asking students to pay for a calculator – on top of books, tuition, and everything else a student or parent has to pay for, especially when almost all students already own a phone. Well the GraphLock app works like any ordinary scientific or graphing calculator. But when it comes to using it in class or during a test or quiz, the app can be put in lockdown mode which disables all the phone’s functions – so no calling, texting, or surfing. In other words, no cheating. The teacher can monitor the class and see if students try to access other functions within the phone. So, not only does it work as a graphing calculator, but also as a classroom monitoring tool. Students can use this app for high school and through college without laying down the big bucks for a calculator that they will probably never use again after those classes. Or the hassle of trying to sell that clunky thing after they are done.

“GraphLock is a cross-platform mobile and web-based application that will turn your smartphone, tablet and laptop into a fully functioning scientific and graphing calculator. The calculator is simple to use, yet powerful and has a one of a kind Lockdown Mode making it ideal for use in the classroom and on exams!”

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