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Smartphone Apps

SMARTPHONE APPS 
Android
Evernote- remember everything, from to-do list to websites; create documents


Remember the Milk- task manager


Spanish Droid Flashcards Free- "Spanish Droid FlashCards has a translation dictionary, in addition to an array of flash cards with commonly used phrases, verbs, adjectives, nouns, days, weeks, colors, months, and seasons."



StudyDroid Free- "create flashcards on your Android device or online at StudyDroid's website, and then sync them."

Vocab Builder Lite- (also $$ version) Android app helps you build vocabulary 


Blackberry 
Evernote- remember everything, from to-do list to websites; create documents

Flash Cards- basic math problems 

General English Assessment Quiz- 5,000+ multiple choice questions for GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, SAT.

Learn Spanish- ($) 256 audio lessons; also available for EnglishFrenchItalian

MathSP SAT and PSAT Math Prep

Moo Math Lite- for very young kids

NElements Free- periodic table of elements 

Practice English Grammar

Solar System Q Fact Book

Student Buddy- ($) organize assignments etc.

Student Notes- for high school students; covers algebra, geometry, trigonometry, grammar, physics, biology, chemistry, etc.


iPhone
Biology Exambuster: Nerves


Dictionary.com iPhone App- free download gives you a dictionary at your fingertips.

EleMints: Periodic Table-  ($)

Evernote
- remember everything, from to-do list to websites; create documents


Flashcards Deluxe- this iPhone application costs $3.99 and lets you organize your flash cards into stacks. Studying was never this much fun!

Geometry Facts Flash Cards ($) 

Gengo Audiocards: French

iSpeak Spanish

iThesaurus
- a free iPhone application which offers a thesaurus with 140,000 words.


Math Quiz for all Ages- ($) from kindergarten to college

Remember the Milk- task manager  

From A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet
 

Time Management Tips for Studying

Whatever age you are undertaking your studies, managing the time you dedicate to them is crucial. In this article we provide some useful techniques to help you gain your qualification.

Start With The End In Mind

This is the excellent piece of advice given by Stephen Cover, author of 7 Habits of highly effective people. The end goal is obviously to achieve the qualification. The questions you need to ask yourself are; ‘How will I allocate my time?’, ‘Which element carries the largest proportion of the marks?’, ‘Have I planned to dedicate the correct amount of time and effort?’

It pays to have a plan that you can use to structure your studies with built in milestones and achievements. Remember to be realistic about your time and the energy you can put into it. If in doubt allow even more time. Taking short cuts now thinking you will save time are more likely to cause you problems later in the course when you have less time available.

Get Into The Mind Of The Examiner

There will be plenty of help and support available that will give an indication of what the examiner or tutor requires you to evidence your knowledge of the subject. Getting this right the first time will save time correcting it later.

Depending upon the qualification you are studying, some examining boards provide past exam papers with suggestions of what they were looking for. You might even find other sample answers available on the internet which can be used for research purposes only.

Stick To Your Plan

Once you have established your plan, stick to it as much as possible. Create new habits for yourself in terms of studying. Work out the times that you tend to work best. Some people are ‘night owls’ who work late into the evening and others are ‘early birds’ who prefer to get up at the crack of dawn.

Remember to ‘book’ some time off into your schedule and to rest your brain. Doing something completely different during this time is often best and can be quite therapeutic. You will be more motivated to maintain your studies if you feel you are able to reward yourself with a break or different activity.

Take Advantage Of The Resources Available

As well as past papers and guides from your tutors there is likely to be other resources such as libraries and student intranets full of additional resources. Study groups within the class or virtually are also worth considering and again might save time trying to understand assignments and other study tasks.

Developing relationships with other students in the same course will also be very useful when you are struggling to understand a topic or question. This will also save wasted time when you are stuck.

Make Life Easy For Yourself

As well as creating new study habits think about organising your research and study files. Much time can be wasted just trying to find information that you already have. Again create systems that you find easy to keep up. Some people use separate coloured files. Others use mind maps as a way of recalling information and organising their work.

Whatever age you are undertaking your studies, managing the time you dedicate to them is crucial. In this article we provide some useful techniques to help you gain your qualification.

Start With The End In Mind

This is the excellent piece of advice given by Stephen Cover, author of 7 Habits of highly effective people. The end goal is obviously to achieve the qualification. The questions you need to ask yourself are; ‘How will I allocate my time?’, ‘Which element carries the largest proportion of the marks?’, ‘Have I planned to dedicate the correct amount of time and effort?’

It pays to have a plan that you can use to structure your studies with built in milestones and achievements. Remember to be realistic about your time and the energy you can put into it. If in doubt allow even more time. Taking short cuts now thinking you will save time are more likely to cause you problems later in the course when you have less time available.

Get Into The Mind Of The Examiner

There will be plenty of help and support available that will give an indication of what the examiner or tutor requires you to evidence your knowledge of the subject. Getting this right the first time will save time correcting it later.

Depending upon the qualification you are studying, some examining boards provide past exam papers with suggestions of what they were looking for. You might even find other sample answers available on the internet which can be used for research purposes only.

Stick To Your Plan

Once you have established your plan, stick to it as much as possible. Create new habits for yourself in terms of studying. Work out the times that you tend to work best. Some people are ‘night owls’ who work late into the evening and others are ‘early birds’ who prefer to get up at the crack of dawn.

Remember to ‘book’ some time off into your schedule and to rest your brain. Doing something completely different during this time is often best and can be quite therapeutic. You will be more motivated to maintain your studies if you feel you are able to reward yourself with a break or different activity.

Take Advantage Of The Resources Available

As well as past papers and guides from your tutors there is likely to be other resources such as libraries and student intranets full of additional resources. Study groups within the class or virtually are also worth considering and again might save time trying to understand assignments and other study tasks.

Developing relationships with other students in the same course will also be very useful when you are struggling to understand a topic or question. This will also save wasted time when you are stuck.

Make Life Easy For Yourself

As well as creating new study habits think about organising your research and study files. Much time can be wasted just trying to find information that you already have. Again create systems that you find easy to keep up. Some people use separate coloured files. Others use mind maps as a way of recalling information and organising their work.

Studying involves time and effort. To make the most of both use these tips and give yourself the best possible chance of getting through your studies stress free.


Read more at http://www.business2community.com/leadership/time-management-skills-students-0695425#skxWDmgkPRBbQ0mJ.99

Whatever age you are undertaking your studies, managing the time you dedicate to them is crucial. In this article we provide some useful techniques to help you gain your qualification.

Start With The End In Mind

This is the excellent piece of advice given by Stephen Cover, author of 7 Habits of highly effective people. The end goal is obviously to achieve the qualification. The questions you need to ask yourself are; ‘How will I allocate my time?’, ‘Which element carries the largest proportion of the marks?’, ‘Have I planned to dedicate the correct amount of time and effort?’

It pays to have a plan that you can use to structure your studies with built in milestones and achievements. Remember to be realistic about your time and the energy you can put into it. If in doubt allow even more time. Taking short cuts now thinking you will save time are more likely to cause you problems later in the course when you have less time available.

Get Into The Mind Of The Examiner

There will be plenty of help and support available that will give an indication of what the examiner or tutor requires you to evidence your knowledge of the subject. Getting this right the first time will save time correcting it later.

Depending upon the qualification you are studying, some examining boards provide past exam papers with suggestions of what they were looking for. You might even find other sample answers available on the internet which can be used for research purposes only.

Stick To Your Plan

Once you have established your plan, stick to it as much as possible. Create new habits for yourself in terms of studying. Work out the times that you tend to work best. Some people are ‘night owls’ who work late into the evening and others are ‘early birds’ who prefer to get up at the crack of dawn.

Remember to ‘book’ some time off into your schedule and to rest your brain. Doing something completely different during this time is often best and can be quite therapeutic. You will be more motivated to maintain your studies if you feel you are able to reward yourself with a break or different activity.

Take Advantage Of The Resources Available

As well as past papers and guides from your tutors there is likely to be other resources such as libraries and student intranets full of additional resources. Study groups within the class or virtually are also worth considering and again might save time trying to understand assignments and other study tasks.

Developing relationships with other students in the same course will also be very useful when you are struggling to understand a topic or question. This will also save wasted time when you are stuck.

Make Life Easy For Yourself

As well as creating new study habits think about organising your research and study files. Much time can be wasted just trying to find information that you already have. Again create systems that you find easy to keep up. Some people use separate coloured files. Others use mind maps as a way of recalling information and organising their work.

Studying involves time and effort. To make the most of both use these tips and give yourself the best possible chance of getting through your studies stress free.


Read more at http://www.business2community.com/leadership/time-management-skills-students-0695425#skxWDmgkPRBbQ0mJ.99

Whatever age you are undertaking your studies, managing the time you dedicate to them is crucial. In this article we provide some useful techniques to help you gain your qualification.

Start With The End In Mind

This is the excellent piece of advice given by Stephen Cover, author of 7 Habits of highly effective people. The end goal is obviously to achieve the qualification. The questions you need to ask yourself are; ‘How will I allocate my time?’, ‘Which element carries the largest proportion of the marks?’, ‘Have I planned to dedicate the correct amount of time and effort?’

It pays to have a plan that you can use to structure your studies with built in milestones and achievements. Remember to be realistic about your time and the energy you can put into it. If in doubt allow even more time. Taking short cuts now thinking you will save time are more likely to cause you problems later in the course when you have less time available.

Get Into The Mind Of The Examiner

There will be plenty of help and support available that will give an indication of what the examiner or tutor requires you to evidence your knowledge of the subject. Getting this right the first time will save time correcting it later.

Depending upon the qualification you are studying, some examining boards provide past exam papers with suggestions of what they were looking for. You might even find other sample answers available on the internet which can be used for research purposes only.

Stick To Your Plan

Once you have established your plan, stick to it as much as possible. Create new habits for yourself in terms of studying. Work out the times that you tend to work best. Some people are ‘night owls’ who work late into the evening and others are ‘early birds’ who prefer to get up at the crack of dawn.

Remember to ‘book’ some time off into your schedule and to rest your brain. Doing something completely different during this time is often best and can be quite therapeutic. You will be more motivated to maintain your studies if you feel you are able to reward yourself with a break or different activity.

Take Advantage Of The Resources Available

As well as past papers and guides from your tutors there is likely to be other resources such as libraries and student intranets full of additional resources. Study groups within the class or virtually are also worth considering and again might save time trying to understand assignments and other study tasks.

Developing relationships with other students in the same course will also be very useful when you are struggling to understand a topic or question. This will also save wasted time when you are stuck.

Make Life Easy For Yourself

As well as creating new study habits think about organising your research and study files. Much time can be wasted just trying to find information that you already have. Again create systems that you find easy to keep up. Some people use separate coloured files. Others use mind maps as a way of recalling information and organising their work.

Studying involves time and effort. To make the most of both use these tips and give yourself the best possible chance of getting through your studies stress free.


Read more at http://www.business2community.com/leadership/time-management-skills-students-0695425#skxWDmgkPRBbQ0mJ.99

Time Management Skills For Students

Leadership

Whatever age you are undertaking your studies, managing the time you dedicate to them is crucial. In this article we provide some useful techniques to help you gain your qualification.

Start With The End In Mind

This is the excellent piece of advice given by Stephen Cover, author of 7 Habits of highly effective people. The end goal is obviously to achieve the qualification. The questions you need to ask yourself are; ‘How will I allocate my time?’, ‘Which element carries the largest proportion of the marks?’, ‘Have I planned to dedicate the correct amount of time and effort?’

It pays to have a plan that you can use to structure your studies with built in milestones and achievements. Remember to be realistic about your time and the energy you can put into it. If in doubt allow even more time. Taking short cuts now thinking you will save time are more likely to cause you problems later in the course when you have less time available.

Get Into The Mind Of The Examiner

There will be plenty of help and support available that will give an indication of what the examiner or tutor requires you to evidence your knowledge of the subject. Getting this right the first time will save time correcting it later.

Depending upon the qualification you are studying, some examining boards provide past exam papers with suggestions of what they were looking for. You might even find other sample answers available on the internet which can be used for research purposes only.

Stick To Your Plan

Once you have established your plan, stick to it as much as possible. Create new habits for yourself in terms of studying. Work out the times that you tend to work best. Some people are ‘night owls’ who work late into the evening and others are ‘early birds’ who prefer to get up at the crack of dawn.

Remember to ‘book’ some time off into your schedule and to rest your brain. Doing something completely different during this time is often best and can be quite therapeutic. You will be more motivated to maintain your studies if you feel you are able to reward yourself with a break or different activity.

Take Advantage Of The Resources Available

As well as past papers and guides from your tutors there is likely to be other resources such as libraries and student intranets full of additional resources. Study groups within the class or virtually are also worth considering and again might save time trying to understand assignments and other study tasks.

Developing relationships with other students in the same course will also be very useful when you are struggling to understand a topic or question. This will also save wasted time when you are stuck.

Make Life Easy For Yourself

As well as creating new study habits think about organising your research and study files. Much time can be wasted just trying to find information that you already have. Again create systems that you find easy to keep up. Some people use separate coloured files. Others use mind maps as a way of recalling information and organising their work.

Studying involves time and effort. To make the most of both use these tips and give yourself the best possible chance of getting through your studies stress free.


Read more at http://www.business2community.com/leadership/time-management-skills-students-0695425#skxWDmgkPRBbQ0mJ.99
 

Online Tutorials from Glean

 Explore the best video lessons in education. We’ll find the right ones for you. Math & Science tutorials! 

 

Study Skills Tips

SITES
 
Easy Notecards"Easy Notecards is a place for students and teachers to create, study, print and share interactive notecards (flashcards) for their textbooks."
 
Education Atlas-study skills guides for students, including general guides, test-taking guides and study skills by subject area
 
Effective Study Skills- written by Dr. Bob Kizlik
 
Five Lessons for Note Taking Fun-  from Education World; each is marked for the appropriate grade
 
Good Study Habits- from Lesson Tutor
 
High School Study Tips Videos- 12 videos cover reading, math, research
 
How to Study.com- excellent site has loads of information, including SAT study tips, good listening in class, test anxiety and taking notes in class.


The Learning Toolbox
- modules for students, teachers and parents; from James Madison University

 
Mastering Your Time- explains how to manage your time
 
Mondofacto- geared towards secondary to college aged students, there is help with research, writing, testing
 
MyNoteit- online note taking tool for students; take, edit, share notes
 
Cornell Note-taking Lined Paper Preview Notetaking Paper- generates a pdf which you can print
 
 
Note-taking Video- from Dartmouth University; runs 8.24 minutes.
 


Steps to Effective Textbook Reading

 
Study Guides and Strategies- very comprehensive listing includes Learning and Studying, Project and Time Management, Writing and Vocabulary, Thinking and Evaluation, Reading and Research and Math and Science.
 
Study Navigator- special search for research, including encyclopedias, thesauri, dictionaries and more
 
 
Study Skills for Students- from Education Corner; guides include Study Skills, Test-Taking and Resources By Subject.
 
Study Skills Guide- tips, strategies
 
Study Skills Help and Study Tips- this is a downloadable file
 
 
Study Tips- for secondary students; includes writing help, test-taking tips, learning information
 
Summarizing- information includes printable worksheets in English and Spanish
 
TeAchnology Resources- study skills activities, success packs and how to improve study skills
 
From A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet
 

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