Posts tagged #study tools


StudyBlue is a free app that allows teachers to create flash cards, study guides, and quizzes for students, with the option of adding audio and video. The possiblities are endless with this. This is something that could be used in class, as well as provide extra help for students outide of class.

Students can also create and share their own flashcards. It remembers where you left off, so you can pick it up right where you left off. Students can quiz themselves, track progress, and set reminders. Additionally, the mode of study can be changed from flipping flash cards to review sheets. Students can collaborate with each other inside the app through discussions, questions, sharing flashcards and other materials.  The app also allows you to search for related user generated content. There are some paid features within the app, but there is a free membership available.

Once you create a free account, login and either enter the class or subject information. Then you can begin creating content and sharing with students. It also allows you to link it to a specific school, so you can connect with other classrooms within the app.

Posted on December 8, 2014 .

Formulas HD-Formulas for Calculus

Formulus HD - Formulas for Calculus:

FormulasHD is the perfect study tool. It is a simple, easy to use, easy to navigate collection of the most important formulas and topics for high school and college students taking Calculus and Differential Equations. 

All formulas are HI-RES, meaning you can pinch & zoom in to see that one formula you need up close! That also means that the app file size is very large, so you can't download FormulusHD over 3G!

I recommend this app for all math classrooms. It will both inform and engage the students.

Posted on December 7, 2014 .

AP Exam Prep


AP Exam Prep is free downloadable app with in-app purchases for different courses around $9.99 compatible with iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. Deriving from the successful McGraw-Hill AP series, AP Prep is a great app for questions and detailed explanations for a variety of subjects from Calculus to Geography to History.

How it works:

After downloading this app, there are 25 free questions and after you can buy more from these AP topics, testing your overall knowledge and discover weaknesses and strengths.

Posted on December 7, 2014 .


Brainscape is a free app on the iPhone. I can also be acess on the computer. A teacher can create flashcard sets on his/her phone/computer then share it with her class. He/she can make his/her students make their own flashcards for an assignment. The app also has free sets of flashcards than are in every subject from Math to French. The app also has sets of flashcards to buy, but instead of buying the sets, a teacher could just make one. The app will send you reminders that say "Do you remember the word "merci"?" if you allow it. This allows you to study the cards throughout the day without actually accessing the app. The app test how well you know the words by how quickly you respond, and will show you words you struggle with more often than those you have mastered. The app also has a blog section that posts about your specific interests and other informative artivales about teaching and learning.


Posted on November 5, 2014 .


Quizlet is a free app on the Iphone and is free online. Quizlet can be used to study and test yourself. I frequently use Quizlet when I am studying for a vocab quiz in French. The app includes tabs labeled: Flashcards, Learn, Speller, Test, Scatter, and Race. To begin your quizlet set, you will need to fill out all the vocab words and their definitions.

The Flashcard tab can be used to study the vocab. They are like online flashcards. The Learn tab can be used as a fill-in-the-blank game where you fill in either the definition or the word that corresponds with the information provided. The Speller tab speaks a word or defintion and you must type out the information needed. The Test tab will test you with Written, Matching, Multiple Choise, and Filll-in-th-Blank questions. The Scatter tab is a game where you match a word with its defintion. The Race tab is a game where the defintion will scroll across the screen and you must type in the correct vocab word before the defintion reaches the other side.

I frequently use Quizlet to study. I can study on my phone whenever I want because my Quizlet account is both on my phone and online. My German teacher makes a Quizlet set for each chapter, so that we can study the words. We are also required to take the Quizlet test every Friday. Print out our results, and turn it in for a grade.

Posted on November 3, 2014 .



Flashcards is a free app available on the iPhone,  iPad, iPod or on the web, powered by Brainscape.  Brainscape uses repetition, active recall, and metacognition to insure that the person using the app understands what he or she is doing.  Teachers and students can use the app to create flashcards.  Teachers can create flashcards for students to use to study for upcoming tests.  Students can also create their own flashcards. Users are able to bookmark certain cards that they might be having trouble understanding so they can make sure that they come back to that card.  Users are also able to discard cards that they have mastered.  Users are able to choose the order that they wish the cards to be viewed and the orientation.  This app could be used in all subject areas and for any grade level.  The flashcards can be shared with others very easily either by email or dropbox. 

Getting Started:

The teacher or student has to set up a Brainscape account which is free.  They can set up the account by either using an email address or their Facebook account.  Once they sign up they will be asked to create their flashcards.  They can create their own subject or they can choose from different subject areas that are already created for them, some are free and others cost.  In order to purchase anything you have to add a credit card.  The different categories are: All, Test Prep, Foreign Language, and Knowledge Junkie. When creating your own you can create in simple or advanced.  In the simple one you are able to add terms and then define them.  In the advance you are able to do the same as the simple with the added features of adding images and sound. 

How it Works:

The user sees the front of the flashcard and then they choose when to see the back of the flashcard.  Once they have seen the back they are asked to rate their understanding on a scale from 1(not at all) to 5(perfectly).  Based on your confidence level of that specific card will determine how often that card reappears.  The more confident you become about a specific card the less you will see it.  By doing this they are making sure that the user not only gains the knowledge but retains the knowledge. 

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Posted on November 3, 2014 .