Mind Mapping: Use mind/concept mapping to organize your notes or thoughts before writing a paper, or any other kind of brainstorming.
Flash Cards and Quizzes: Create flash cards and quizzes online to help yourself study! A great resource if your instructor doesn’t give you quizzes, old tests to look over, or a review.
Collaboration: Virtually share notes with other students in your classes. That way you aren’t running around campus trying to make copies, hand off copies, etc.
With Thinkature, you can create a collaborative workspace…essentially an online space where you can work on projects together. Great for group projects when your schedules just really don’t match up!
Aids for Auditory Learners: If you learn best by hearing the material, these websites will read the text on the screen to you. Add your notes, and then these sites will read through them for you.
Graphical Dictionary: Type a word into the search function, and this site creates a visual map of other words and terms that are related. Double-click on a related word, and the map keeps expanding. This is a great tool if you are someone who learns by doing (kinesthetic learning) or by seeing (visual learning).
Succeeding in Online Classes: If you’re thinking about taking an online class, be sure that you’ve thought about how this type of learning environment is different. Yes, you get to work from wherever you want and you don’t have to trudge out in the weather…but you also don’t have a professor or classmates at your fingertips to ask questions of.
Time Management Tips: Distracted by Facebook or Twitter? Use one of these sites, which will temporarily block any website that you need to block, in order to focus on your work!
Dealing with Complex Math Problems? This site helps you work through difficult math problems!