Thursday, March 09, 2017

Gadgets With Class: How Tech Can Make Your Studies Easier


Technology has changed just about every part of many people's lives. Thanks to the internet and social media we're more connected than we've ever been, there's more entertainment out there than previous generations could have ever dreamed of. But there one place where technology has made a huge difference that you don't often hear people talking about, and that's education. Let's be honest, studying is tough, and it's hardly something many of us want to spend our time doing. Even if you're studying something that you really love, you'd probably much rather spend your time doing something else. Well, technology is here to help. Not only can it help make your studies easier but it can help you keep focused, even when you're surrounded by distractions. Here are just a few gadgets every student needs. 

Audio recording 

Lectures can be pretty dry things, and it's easy to get distracted. The problem with that is that letting your attention drift for even a moment can lead you to have absolutely no idea what's going on or what your teacher is actually talking about. Now only that but trying to take notes can be a pain, literally. Trying to keep up with your teacher or lecturer can lead to your wrists aching even if you're using a laptop. By using something an audio recording device then you're able to record the entire lecture and then listen back at a more manageable speed, and if you miss something, you can just rewind and listen to it again. Of course, you don't want to be lugging a bunch of audio gear around with you, so you'll definitely want to get your hands on the worlds smallest micro voice recorder with 90 hours of storage. Just make sure that you get your teacher's permission first, some schools have rules about recording lectures, and you don't want to get yourself in trouble. 

E-readers 

The list of textbooks that you need might not seem like that much of a big deal until you discover just what it feels like to carry them around all day. Textbooks aren't known for being slim volumes and a lot of the time they can be pretty hefty to lug around. By getting an e-reader like a Kindle, you can often find digital versions of your textbooks, and then you only need to keep a single gadget in your bag. Textbooks can also be pretty expensive, and digital versions are often a fair bit cheaper too. 

Noise canceling headphones 

There's nothing worse that trying to get some work done while people around you won't stop making noise. This can happen in class, in your dorm, even at the library! The best option is to get a decent pair of noise canceling headphones. That way you can slip them on, listen to your favorite tunes and shut out the world for a little while. You'll be amazed at how much easier it is to focus when you don't have the constant chatter of people around you pulling your attention away from your work.

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