At the start of the year, I always look for great tools for collecting notes. I used StudyBlue.com a long time ago and it was good then. You could create flash cards. That was then. Now, StudyBlue makes notes, study guides and yes still flash cards available to everyone. You can search by … More Organize yourself for a successful school year with StudyBlue!
Things get pretty busy right away at the start of the year. It is really important to set yourself up for success while you have time. Two applications will help you manage your screen time as well as increase your efficiency. I suggest Webtimer and SelfControl App. When used together you can take control of your computer time and … More Get Ready for School with 2 Apps for Efficiency!
I started using Trello about a year ago and it is an amazing collaborative and organizational tool. To be honest the linkage to my work Google account and docs makes it super useful. If you are like most people your Google Drive has become a huge resource, but it is completely unorganized. Enter Trello. Get … More Use Trello to Organize your Organization!
Dave, a friend of mine, shared the combined use of Student Blogs and Netvibes. He uses the student blogs to increase writing in his classes, to allow students to ‘publish’ work, to improve communication and to provide a reflective opportunity for students. Then he uses Netvibes to pull in all the feeds from the students. Netvibes is … More NetVibes
During exams many of us stress, eat too much and worry without every getting enough exercise. Check out LearingStation.com. “Brain breaks can also improve students’ concentration and performance on standardized tests”. (Springer, Atteberry, Werner, & Misner, n.d.) There are the times where we need to remember that exercise helps our minds break as well as helps … More Take a Break and Perform Better!
This weekend the advertising on websites finally got to me! I was reading a bit of research and I needed something to streamline the writing so that I could read it quickly. Readability was the perfect solution. It is both free and easy to intall into Chrome as an extension. Simply click on the … More Clean Reading!
We are all working very hard right now and sometimes we work so hard we forget to take the all important break. Breaks give us time to process, build new ideas and make connections. It also allows us to recharge. ‘You deserve a break!’ is TimeOut’s motto. This little app runs in the background on … More You Deserve a Break!
Are you missing the free version of Evernote? Me too! I dumped it for NOTEBOOK this week and it is awesome. Notebook is a super sleek application that works on Mac and PC devices. It is free to use, all you need is a Google, Twitter or several other accounts to link to. It has great … More Get even more ORGANIZED!
I am always on the look out for great organizers. myHomeworkapp.com is just that. It provides a single place where students or teachers can build and organize their work. You can set it up by individual teachers and assignments. It includes a calendar and creates a good Homework list, Project list and what is coming … More Get Orgainized BEFORE it is too late!
Many of you know that I am no math wizard. That being said I recently stumbled upon Desmos.com. This is an amazing graphing calculator tool. With your Google account you can login and start creating. Simply start a new graph and a dynamic graphing calculator appears on the screen and allows you to begin graphing. … More Desmos creates AMAZING graphs and artwork!