Student Academic Resources

The following is a partial list of possible academic and organizational resources for students to enhance the learning experience. There are many resources available for students to use. Choose the technology that works for you. If it is not helping, find something else that will help you improve your learning experience. These resources are not in any particular order.

 


lynda.com

UCF Lynda.com Free for UCF students. Must login with UCF Login

Lynda.com leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

 


Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We’ve also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

 


Quizlet

Fun & Free Flashcards

Interactive games, study modes and practice tests make learning fun and effective.

Study Anywhere

Create your own content or use one of 125 million existing study sets on the web or on your phone.

 


Brain Scape Logo

Brainscape’s core experience is based on a scientifically proven adaptive flashcards algorithm that repeats concepts in a pattern that is optimized to your pace of learning. Beginning as an Excel spreadsheet in a cognitive science lab at Columbia University, Brainscape has since evolved into a robust web & mobile learning ecosystem. Millions of people around the world are now using Brainscape to dramatically amplify their study results.

 


Sonocent Logo

Sonocent Audio Notetaker is a universal learning and productivity tool that allows students to harness the power of spoken language through combining audio with text, images and PDF slides in a single, user-friendly workspace.

 


Note Talker Logo

Notetalker provides a suite of resources to enable you to capture audio, bookmarks and images during lectures, tutorials, field trips and interviews using Notetalker app.

Notetalker app provides an easy way to stay focused in a lecture, whilst being able to capture detailed information in a simple and intuitive way.

Notetalker app for iOS and Android also enables full playback of your recordings, meaning that once a class is finished, you can play back your audio, and review your bookmarks and images.

By doing so, you can be confident that you have captured all of the information you need to start preparing for revision, essays and assignments.

 


PhET Interactive Simulations

Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.

 


Texthelp

 

At Texthelp we offer a range of assistive technology solutions to help students in schools and higher education as well as their teachers. Our easy-to-use literacy support tools give students at all levels extra help with reading and writing in the classroom and at home. By increasing students’ confidence, improving attainment and examination results, our award-winning literacy solutions can help every young person achieve their full potential.





AVAILABLE PRODUCTS:

  • Read and Write Family     Read&write
  • Browse Aloud   Browsealoud
  • Fluency Tutor       Fluencytutor
  • Speech Stream     Speechstream

 


Kurzweil Education

At Kurzweil Education, we believe every learner deserves the opportunity to develop the literacy skills that lead to academic and personal success.

Our products offer learners new multisensory approaches to read, comprehend, synthesize, apply, and demonstrate their knowledge. With our support, they become independent, confident learners who can achieve rigorous academic goals.

When learners are able to understand text on demand, use organizational and content management tools to jumpstart their written work, and demonstrate their knowledge, they can meet rigorous standards. They can unlock their true potential.

 


Popplet

In the classroom and at home, students use Popplet for learning. Used as a mind-map, Popplet helps students think and learn visually. Students can capture facts, thoughts, and images and learn to create relationships between them.

 







Helpful Websites

 

Free Chrome Extensions for student organization and study supplements

Here is a small list of just a few free Chrome extensions that some students have found useful. There are many other useful organizational and study tools available.

BioDigital

The BioDigital Human is a virtual body platform consisting of the most comprehensive set of true 3D anatomy and 3D health condition models ever assembled. Use our free or paid premium version and choose from 1000’s of interactive visualizations to build your own custom library of models.

 

myHomework Student Planner

myHomework is a digital student planner that lets you easily track your classes, homework, tests and projects so you never forget an assignment again! myHomework is available on multiple platforms, so you can always know what’s due wherever you are. You can find the myHomework app on the iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows 8, Kindle Fire and the Web.

 

GeoGebra Dynamic Mathematics

GeoGebra (www.geogebra.org) is free dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. Interactive learning, teaching and evaluation resources created with GeoGebra can be shared and used by everyone a

 

Chemreference: Periodic Table

ChemReference is a detailed and powerful periodic table of the elements and chemistry reference tool designed with a fast workflow in mind.

 

Grammarly for Chrome

Grammarly’s free writing app makes sure everything you type is easy to read, effective, and mistake-free. Adding Grammarly to Chrome means that your spelling and grammar will be vetted on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr, and nearly everywhere else you write on the web. Once you register your new account, you will start to receive weekly emails with personalized insights and performance stats (one of our most popular new features). Working on a large project, an essay, or a blog post? No sweat. You can create and store all of your documents in your new online editor.