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10 Awesome Apps for Student Goal Setting

10 Awesome Apps for Student Goal Setting

By Jessica Sanders

It’s been proven time and time again that people who set goals are more successful. Help your students learn the value of goal-setting, while arming them with the tools they need to track their progress, so they’re more successful both in and out of the classroom.

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Joe’s Goals

This app is the epitome of KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid)—students sign up, create their daily goals, and then put a check mark on the days they reached their goals. This calendar-style format will be easy for students to understand and follow along with.


Toodledo has a lot of features that aren’t in the other tools on this list, which makes it even more worth checking out. Students can create lists and share them with friends, you, or family, helping them stay accountable to their goals. They can also create a “hotlist” of the most important goals and record notes about their progress, ideas they have, and more.

What’s really cool is that this tool also offers a scheduler, and students can set reminders and view all goals on a calendar.

Whooo’s Reading

Setting and tracking reading goals is a great way to use this tool. Once your students are added, you can set goals for each individual student, the whole class or groups. For example: You can create a group for your advanced readers, with a high goal, allowing them to stay challenged.

The best part: Each group is labeled so you can easily log in and see who’s meeting their goals and who’s not. Students can track their goals as well, motivating them to read more and reach them. Finally, you can set goals in one of two formats: minutes or books read; you decide.


This tool offers a specific “School” version, which makes it great for your students. It’s one of the more detailed goal tracking tools on this list, but that doesn’t mean you should shy away from it. With charts, you and your students can visualize goal progress made over time and built-in S.M.A.R.T. goal-setting methodology, students are set up for success from the start.

Habit List

This app makes it easy for students to see their goal progress in a variety of ways. They can see their completion rate for the week, month and all-time. The scheduling is built to instill habits, so each option is set for repeating a task throughout the week. Students can also mark their habits as “skipped,” “missed” or “completed.”

Goals on Track

Students can use this app to quickly and easily set their goals and see what they are for each day. They’ll love the real-time progress updates, allowing them to see how they’re doing as soon as they complete a task or hit a milestone toward their goal.

One cool feature is that students can track how long they spend on tasks, giving them a chance to determine how they can work more efficiently to complete their goals faster.


This app makes it easy for you to track students’ progress without having to ask them about it. Once their goal is set, they can set a referee, which is someone (you or their parents), who can monitor their efforts to help them stay on track.

They can also add more friends to watch and track their progress. This is a fun feature for group goals, where all students can track each other’s progress, motivate one another, and share tips for completing their goals.

Honorable Mentions

Irunurun: Students will be motivated by seeing their weekly score, daily progress and performance history.

Smart Goals: Students will love being able to share their milestones on social media with just one swipe.

Strides: Students will love how visually appealing this app is, with bright colors, a fun calendar, charts and more.

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