A list of absolutely free tech tools to help you study and avoid distractions. Great read for both students and their parents!
We all know that technology can be a major source of distraction while studying. The temptation is there to check your Facebook and Instagram, look at Twitter, check the latest news, or see what the weather is going to be like for the weekend. Today, we are going to help you turn this around and make technology work for you. Here are some websites and apps that can be useful in aiding you while studying – including both study tools and tools to help you focus and avoid distraction. And best of all, they are all free.
Quizlet allows you to create virtual flashcard, games, quizzes, and more. There is also a huge database you can search through and use flashcard decks and games that other users have created. More often
than not, you will be able to find content already made for the subject area you are studying. Quizlet also has a free app you can download on your phone, for convenient studying. www.quizlet.com
StudyBlue is an online studying tool that allows you to upload and share study guides, practice quizzes, and flashcards with other users. It also provides space for you to virtually store your notes. The best part about this website is that it connects students studying similar subjects (you could even connect with other students in your same class), providing a forum to share and collaborate. StudyBlue also offers an app. www.studyblue.com
OpenStudy is a free, online community of students from all over the world. Here, you can connect with students who are studying the same subject and create a study group – where you can ask questions on homework, prepare for an upcoming exam, or just clarify a confusing topic. Think of it as the biggest study group – that is always in session! www.openstudy.com
We all know how much our computers and phones can be sources of distractions – a new Facebook notification or new email could mean an hour diverted from studying. We list some tools that can help you focus.
SelfControl is an OSX application that you can set to block access to websites, e-mail, and notifications for a pre-specified period of time. PARENTS: This is a great tool if you child needs to use the computer for an assignment or for study, but gets distracted in the process. Best of all, it is absolutely free! www.selfcontrolapp.com
StayFocusd is a Chrome Extension that will allow you to set a specified time limit in which you can use websites (you can decide on all websites, or specific websites). Basically, this works in reverse to SelfControl – giving you a specific amount of time to use the websites rather than blocking the websites for a specified amount of time. Again, parents – this is a great tool for you to use. StayFocusd
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