Resources to help you study, learn, and succeed
Here are some apps for improving your time management, organizational skills, studying techniques, and task focus. These apps are just a few suggestions; there are lots of other apps out there....and they CAN help you IF you USE them!
Evernote lets you clip web articles, capture handwritten notes, and snap photos to keep the physical and digital details of your projects with you at all times which you can then present as slides.
FocusTime helps you manage your efforts to concentrate and lets you track your progress.
iStudiez is a time management tool that combines tracking schedule, homework, and grades
iAnnotate lets you sync PDF, word, images, and PowerPoint slides and lets you use the pencil, highlighter, underline, note, and stamp tools to annotate your documents.
Quizlet lets you create flashcards and tests, and you can track your study progress and compete with your friends.
Dropbox is a free service that lets you store your photos, docs, and videos in the cloud and share them easily. Synchronizes from computer to smartphone, tablet and the web. iOS and Android compatible.
SelfControl is a free and open-source application for Mac OS X (10.5 or above) that lets you block your own access to distracting websites, your mail servers, or anything else on the Internet. Includes self-set timer feature that block access those sites--even if you restart your computer or delete the application!
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management technique was developed in the 1980s by Francesco Cirillo. It’s super easy to implement and can increase productivity when doing tasks.
Resources for STEM Courses
Wolfram Alpha is a free open source tool, allows users to submit mathematical and computation queries through a text field. Wolfram Alpha computes answers to user queries and displays relevant visualizations that make the answers easy to comprehend and apply to other problems of similar nature.
Molecular Workbench is a free open source portal that allows users to launch and customize concepts at atomic and molecular levels in physics, chemistry, biotechnology, and nanotechnology
Math Forum Internet Mathematics Library is a free, one stop resource for mathematics help all across the internet.
Khan Academy is a free educational resource that offers video tutorials on a wide range of subjects including: mathematics, history, physics, general and organic chemistry, micro and macroeconomics. Khan Academy allows users to develop a personalized dashboard to tag favorites and most commonly used tutorials.