Organize yourself for a successful school year with StudyBlue!

​ 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!

Get Ready for School with 2 Apps for Efficiency!

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!

NetVibes

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

Take a Break and Perform Better!

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!

Clean Reading!

​ 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!