There’s an App for everything. Weight loss? Grocery List ? Bar code scanner? Money Manager? Car-Key finder? Limbo lessons? (wait, what?!) There’s an app for everything.
And apparently, if you’re a member of the technologically-savvy generation, you can’t do anything without one. Basically, if you were born with a phone/tablet/computer in your hands — then have I got a treat for you:
Apps that help you study. (So much more helpful than Limbo lessons, trust me).
Some of the Apps on the market right now are:
- Evernote Peek
- Grades 2
- Study Blue
So let’s examine each of these:
What evernote helps you do is make flashcards/notes and quizzes through your tablet/ipad as study tools. You lift your smart cover slightly to see the clue, and then you lift the cover further to see the answer.
Wunderlist creates lists, quizzes, keeps a schedule, adds reminders, documents progress and is share-able. This is a plus when you’re working on group projects or studying in a group. All of the information is share-able. It also has a post-it app and is printer-friendly
This app keeps track of your progress in a class. It keeps a record and let’s you know just what you need to do in order to say, pass a class. You type in your course requirements from your syllabus and then type in your grades as you receive them. The app then tells you, “Need at least an 82%” on Test 3 to be exempt from the final,” and things of that nature. Some professors use odd grading systems, so this really is a helpful app if you (like me) have trouble doing the math on your own.
Like the other apps, Study Blue is useful because of it’s portability. You can get StudyBlue on any of your smart devices, including your phone. So if you’re on your way to class, discussion, or an exam and you happen to take the bus, you can sit and go over your notes/flashcards before you get there. When you make the flashcards and practice them, the app let’s you know how many you got wrong and how often. This information helps you study more efficiently, because you become more aware of where you struggle.
How Does this APPly to Me?
All of these apps have the benefit of being green. You don’t have to use the paper to make notes, notecards, etc. So if you’re into the green lifestyle, this is for you. These apps are by no means the only free study apps out there. Do some research, read some reviews and find the ones that suit you. There’s really no excuse anymore for being unable to study; now you can study on the go through your technology. Honestly, are you ever without your phone/ipad/tablet? Probably not. So why not use this technology to your advantage?
And just in case you’re not convinced, look at this:
You may have never seen or used a rotary phone before, or played with rabbit ears antennas — but Mommy and Daddy will be proud that you’re using your phone for something other than checking your Facebook (and limbo lessons).