Technology presents itself as a big distraction, but if used correctly, it can be a boon for those who find it hard to concentrate.
To make it easy for you, we have shortlisted 7 of the best educational sites that can come in handy during this time when campuses have gone online and can help you with your study routine.
1. Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a non-profit organization that produces hundreds of short lessons in the form of videos taking you through math, biology, history, chemistry, and more. Their website also includes supplementary practice exercises and materials for educators.
Their courses and their contents cover education for all ages and a wide variety of subjects and are available via their website, as well as an app… For free. It’s also available in 30 different languages to boot.
Referencing can be a pain a lot of the time, and going through hundreds of sites can be way too time-consuming, but with EasyBib it’s as easy as a hard task can be cut down to a smaller size. EasyBib allows you to accurately create citations by scanning book barcodes with your phone’s camera. You can then export the citation to email and send it to yourself to add to your essay. This app will transform your assessment writing — you might even go so far as to say you enjoy referencing!
A free online resource that allows you to create your own flip cards for memorizing definitions, terms, formulas, and so much more. ‘Gamifying’ the way you learn not only helps you remember things better, but it also makes it fun!
By breaking down topics and subjects into bite-size portions, it makes it easy to digest and retain. There’s no excuse not to give Quizlet a try. It’s game time
If you often find yourself surfing the internet for “just 5 minutes” when you should be studying and end up wasting a lot of time, the Forest app is for you. It not only helps you concentrate without concentration, but also gives you incentives. Set a timer for however long you want to stay off your phone, plant a seed, and watch your little tree grow. It dies if you open the phone, but if you make it to the end of the timer; you can plant your tree and build a forest! The best part is Forest partners with a real tree-planting organization, Trees for the Future, to plant actual trees on the earth, too.
GoConqr is a desktop and mobile app that allows you to create online mind maps, flashcards, quizzes, and notes, plus also features lots of handy tools such as an online calendar and study planner. You can also create groups, discuss topics, and share resources, so it’s a great way to collaborate with friends whilst studying.
This handy little app will ensure you never miss a deadline again. Another incredible free resource, My Study Life is a planner to help you organize your tasks, assessment due dates, and exams.
Available online and as a downloadable app, you can schedule tasks so you can keep track of your progress as well as get notifications of the tasks you might have missed (or snoozed). All you have to do is to drop-in your timetable so you’ll never miss your online session or forget a deadline or exam.
Best of all, your data syncs seamlessly across all of your devices and is accessible even when you’re offline! If you require a personal assistant in an app, this one is for you.
7. Libraries online
This sounds obvious, but many students don’t realize that there is an online library resource offered by their university, school, or college. And many aren’t members of their local public library either. Through these, you can access textbooks, academic journals, as well as digital subscriptions to all major newspapers and publications, which during this COVID-19 pandemic period is particularly helpful given library access is limited at best with some remaining closed indefinitely.