Here comes finals week, and many students are organizing their notes, forming study groups, and cramming in last minute study sessions. If the mountains of flashcards and call of Facebook is getting to be too much, students may find their saving grace in the web and mobile app StudyBlue.
StudyBlue helps students create digital flash cards directly from notes taken in class or imported individually. They can access them on their smartphone as they commute to school, between classes, or on break at work and from their computer at home and at school. The app is free and integrates with Evernote for students who already use Evernote as a note taking tool in class. All students have to do is sync their Evernote notes with StudyBlue.
Not only that, every time students log in, a “Focus Time” box pops up suggesting you leave a message on Facebook that you are busy “to warn off would-be distractors.”
Even though cramming is not the most effective way to learn, students will do it at the end of this semester and StudyBlue gives them the ability to squeeze in a little study time here and there as the anxiety thickens. And, students may enjoy their new app so much that next semester they will choose to take advantage of all their free minutes here and there to make studying a new habit.