Essential Tools For The Modern-Day Student

Residents from across India regard Bangalore as an education hub according to Dr. Anand K. Joshi. This is because the city is home to a host of national-level colleges, universities and scientific institutes in practically every discipline. However, studying in one of India’s best knowledge centers is only one part of the equation in ensuring your success as a student. Aside from having a naturally high IQ—or the willingness to work non-stop at getting better—having the right equipment also plays a huge role in how well you’ll do at school.

Smart devices and computers

Back in the day, all a student really needed were books, tools to write with and some extras like a trusty pencil sharpener and a pencil case. Today, however, modern technology is being integrated more and more into classrooms. In fact, according to a The Times of India report, an increasing number of Indian schools are now switching to tablets and digital curriculums—and why not? Not only is it more convenient, it’s also a more efficient way of learning.

With traditional books and notes, for instance, if you needed to find a certain piece of information, you’ll pretty much have to browse through everything to find it. In contrast, with ebooks and digital notes, you can simply use your smartphone’s, tablet’s or computer’s search feature to get exactly what you need in a matter of seconds. In addition, you can also use your smart device to take pictures of notes instead of jotting them down, allowing you to focus more on listening to what the professor has to say.

Learning aids

There are also a lot of software and apps that you can use to further increase your productivity and efficiency as a student. For instance, you can use tools like Slack or Freedcamp to make working with a group much more manageable. If you’re trying to learn a new language, on the other hand, you can use apps like Memrise, Duolingo or Lingodeer. Finally, if you just need something to boost your overall productivity, then any Pomodoro-based timer should get the job done. Of course, you can also supplement all these with the wealth of information that’s available online. From science journals all the way to encyclopedia entries, everything you need is pretty much truly just a couple of clicks away.

Use whatever works for you

At the end of the day, however, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to learning. If you prefer to learn the old-fashioned way, then, by all means, do that. If you’d much rather use a more modern approach, on the other hand, then you’re in luck because technology use in classrooms is a trend that appears to be here to stay.

Apr 9, 2018

Jackie Edwards