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WHAT TECHNOLOGY SHOULD YOU BRING TO SCHOOL?

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WHAT TECHNOLOGY SHOULD YOU BRING TO SCHOOL?

Post Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:22 pm
In this digital era, technology is one of your biggest allies, if you want to stay ahead of the game in education. According to the College Explorer study from re:fuel, they stated that the average 18-34-year-old college student owns 7 tech devices. Using technology will make your work way easier and more efficient. Here are some tips on what gadgets and applications will make your school experience a whole lot easier, faster, and convenient.
Invest in a laptop. It may seem obvious to some, but many people do not see the value of a laptop. According to re:fuel’s study, it shows that 85% of the college student population have laptops. It will vastly aid you in digitizing your work, submitting it on time, and saving your work. There are many brands that offer different laptops for different needs, but make sure you do proper research on what you want and need before purchasing a laptop.
Invest in a tablet. The same study also stated that 36% of students own tablets, which is a device that is convenient and less bulky to carry around compared to a laptop. Another study by Pearson Foundation, stated that More than six in ten college students agree that tablets help students to study more efficiently (66% and 64%) and help students to perform better in classes (64% and 63%). They can be used to type in notes in class or follow the lecturers PowerPoint presentation. Applications such as Amazon & Apple iBook are also available to purchase and read E-textbooks all on your tablet.
Invest in a portable hard drive. Whether you have a bulk of digital school notes or a bunch of assignments that you have, a portable hard disk is useful for backing up all your information just in case something may happen. The capacity of your hard disk wholly depends on your preference.
A portable flash disk, is a very convenient portable device that can be added to your key chain or even around your neck whenever you require notes to be transferred or to submit some work.
A portable charger can be vital. Imagine a scenario where you have work to submit but you do not have a charger for your dead device. A portable charger will be convenient and will aid you to restart your device and submit the work that you needed to.
A smartwatch will make your life way easier. Whether a new document has been sent to you or you need to check what time a class was meant to be, having a smart watch will make all these necessities convenient for you. You also will no longer have to pick your phone in the middle of class or answer a text; all of these will be conveniently displayed on your watch.
Applications are also key in making your student life better. You cannot have the best gadgets without proper applications to accompany them. Applications such as Evernote, Springpad, and OneNote will help you take down notes during a class. They also have features to organize and send them if necessary.
Drobox Mobile is convenient in saving and sharing documents, photos, and videos in a secure location. Group projects are also made easier as you can share to a group. Other applications such as Easy Bib will help you as you are writing your research paper as it will help you format you list of references in different citation styles including APA and MLA.

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