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Student Resources

CIEPS feels that appropriate resources are essential to support student achievement and success.  We are committed to providing a wide array of resources and services to ASU students designed to enrich and enhance their learning experience. While technology is ever changing, CIEPS goal is to provide ASU’s millennial students with advanced 21st century technology links and services to hopefully foster academic growth and development. The following resources have been identified as potential resources for leveraging academic achievement.

 

Personal Tech Tools:



IPADiPad: The iPad is a state of the art electronic device that has the capability to download educational applications/resources for students. Through educational apps, students are able to enhance learning, organize, and excel academically. To learn more about the iPad visit: http://www.apple.com/students/ipad/?cid=wwa-us-kwg-ipad-com#expand.

 


 

TabletTablet: A powerful electronic tool for enhancing your learning and productivity. Through educational apps, students are able to enhance learning, organize, and excel academically. This device has the capability to download applications/resources that will make learning fun and convenient. To learn more about the Tablet visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tablet_computer.

 

SmartphoneSmart Phones: A smart phone is a convenient tool that can be used for various apps and resources that contributes to learning in the classroom. Students can learn comfortably, retrieve answers quickly, audio and video capability can bring learning to life and smart phones allow for social learning. To learn more about smart phones visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smartphone

 

 

 

Suggested iPad Applications/Resources:

Caluclate My GPA

Grade Calculator: This application, grade calculator, manages course work and helps keep track of what your grades are in the class. It provides you with a My Grade, The grade I need, and the grading policy that is used for the class. This app is beneficial to make sure you are an excellent student with knowing your grades for each class you take. It works well with any class and would be something to consider using. To learn more about this app visit: itunes.apple.com/grade calculator 

 

 

 

APA Generator

APA Generator! Oh my bibliography’s! Well this is the App for you! It allows you a little breathing room to complete your paper without stressing out on your references. If you are not sure how to arrange word documents that is compliance for APA format. Then this is the App for you. APA Generator helps create in-text citations and references for American Psychological Association (APA) Format 6th edition essays. APA Generator benefits students of all ages with experience or not. The facts are APA format citations and references are structured in such ways that makes it hard to memorize for each and every different type of media. APA Generator creates the references and citations for you while you just focus on writing your essay. To learn more about APA Generator visit this website, play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.J_G.apa_generator

 

 

Dictionary

Dictionary: Trying to find the right words to say in a paper or your teacher says a word that you do not know the meaning. To help you solve that problem there is an application that you can download to find the right words you are looking for. This app provides a dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedia. It can work online as well as offline. It provides you with a word of the day and also provides you with different languages for the dictionary. You can learn something new every day. To learn more about this application you can go to: www.thefreedictionary.com  

 

 

EasyBib

EasyBib: Have to make a Bibliography for class and having problems citing sources?  Well, Easy Bib is an application that goes a long way. It is one of the best and most accurate citation uses. It offers MLA, APA, Chicago and many other citations uses. One great advantage on this application is using your camera on your phone or device and scanning the barcode to make an instant citation. This application comes in handy when writing your academic papers and keeping up with what sources you have used in your paper. To learn more about EasyBib visit: www.easybib.com

 

 

Study Habits

Study Habits-Helping Students in High School & College Organize, Schedule, and Learn & Succeed: Ever feel like you did not have enough time in a day?   Well not anymore with purchasing the Study Habit application you can manage your schedule for school and adopt studying habits for your classes. This app offers 36 study habits and addresses 6 important areas. It also tracks your grade and GPA, and helps you eliminate procrastination. It offers helpful skills that can make you an excellent student throughout your semester. To learn more about this application you can visit: http://www.studylearnapp.com/

 

 

 

MLA format generator

 

This program can perform very precise works and save you a lot of time. There are currently many MLA auto generator programs available for you to use for free. These programs allow you to quickly and effortlessly create your works cited list compatible with MLA, APA and many other styles. To learn more about this app please visit, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.J_G.mlaGeneratorPro

 

 

Oxford Dictionary of English

Oxford Dictionary of English For your convenience this app is mobile, and great to have while completing papers. This is perfect for professionals, students, and academics, as well as anyone who needs a comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of current English at work or at home. The Oxford English Dictionary is a descriptive dictionary of the English language, published by the Oxford University Press. It traces the historical development of the English language, providing a comprehensive resource to scholars and academic researchers, as well as describing usage in its many variations throughout the world. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobisystems.msdict.embedded.wireless.oxford.dictionaryofenglish

 

 

Webster's Dictionary + Thesaurus

Webster's Dictionary + Thesaurus Wow! This is a well needed resource for everyone! Webster's New World Dictionary and Thesaurus is a software bundle of the Webster’s New World College Dictionary and the Webster’s New World Roget’s Thesaurus making the perfect reference to use at school, at the office or at home. It combines the most up-to-date information about our language and our world to present a completely revised, updated and expanded reference. Millions of users worldwide value this unique combination of features, found in no other dictionary. If you need more information please visit this website,

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobisystems.msdict.embedded.wireless.webster.dictandthes

 

 

You Tube

 

Youtube: Are you writing a paper and having trouble setting the paper up or using the right format to write it?  YouTube is a video shared site that will help you with just that. Video uploads from different accounts; Youtube will give you the best results from your search. It will provide the information needed to help with the assignment and show you more than one way of accomplishing it.   

 

 

 

Drop box

 

A free service application that lets you save photos, videos, and documents to the application. They allow you up to 2 GB of free storage for you to use. You are able to put things in your dropbox from computers, phone, and or tablets. It also can be used for business purposes when you are at the work place or office. It is safe for learning because it can be used to save power points, rubrics, and your syllabus for class. To receive this app you can visit: www. dropbox.com   

 

 

Brainscape:Study Blue Flashcards: This app, catering to the everyday student, makes it possible to take studying on the go without hauling around an entire deck of flashcards. Helping you get access to all of your class material wherever you are. Study Blue helps you study in the most organized fashion. With this advanced app, it aids towards improving comprehension and expanding your vocabulary for any course. To learn more about Study Blue Flashcards visit: http://www.studyblue.com/.

 

 

 

 

Grade Calculator

 

Grade Calculator: This application, grade calculator, manages course work and helps keep track of what your grades are in the class. It provides you with a My Grade, The grade I need, and the grading policy that is used for the class. This app is beneficial to make sure you are an excellent student with knowing your grades for each class you take. It works well with any class and would be something to consider using. To learn more about this app visit: itunes.apple.com/grade calculator 

 

 

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Finder: For the iPad user, Wi-Fi is a must! This app lets you download all the locations offline so you can get to them when you are on the go. You can filter locations by paid or free Wi-Fi and by restaurant, café, etc. Once you pick a place, Wi-Fi Finder gives you the phone number and directions to that location. It alleviates the frustration of receiving a Wi-Fi signal right when you need a connection to complete any assignment or project.

 

 

 

Google DocsGoogle Docs: A freeware web-based office suite offered by Google within its Google drive service. It provides real-time collaboration for students working on word-processing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. If you’re looking to enhance your skills in businesses classes, class presentations or professional development this web-based tool is perfect for you! To learn more about Google Docs visit: https://docs.google.com/.

 

 

 

 

 

Social Media Sites:

Social media, social networks, social web and blogs are moving from strength to strength and have become such an integrated and important part of students’ lives in the 21st century. It is the most modern way of communication and innovative ways to enhance and engage student learning. It allows students to collaborate, gives them an audience, and it’s open and transparent.


facebook logoFacebook: Not only is Facebook (FB) the world’s most popular social networking website to connect with family and friends, but it can also be utilize as a learning portal. FB allows students to connect with their professors. Have you ever felt approaching one of your professors is/was a daunting task? If your professor has established a classroom FB page, it reduces the pressure of communicating online verses face-to-face interaction. It also provides instant learning and homework support. If your professor has established a page and he or she is online, you can still receive assistance while you’re at home preparing for assignments, instead of waiting the next day. To learn more about Facebook visit: www.facebook.com.


 

Twitter LogoTwitter: An online social networking and micro blogging service that enables users to send and read “tweets,” which are text limited to 140 characters. As well as collecting data from Twitter followers that’s very beneficial to learning. One example is the UK War Cabinet from the UK National Archives. By visiting or following this Twitter account you can watch the events of WWII 70 years to the day through the original Cabinet Papers. Another great example is Titanic in Real Time, which documents the journey of the Titanic. It’s a great tool/resource for history classes and research papers. To learn more about Twitter visit www.twitter.com.

 


 

Pinterest LogoPinterest: A pinboard style photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections and videos such as events, interests, tips, and hobbies. Users can browse other pinboards for images and videos and re-pin to their own pinboards. Pinterest is also used for educational purposes such as sharing visual material for collaboration and peer critiques, academic resources, and view amazing examples of projects to pick out themes and ideas for course work. To learn more about Pinterest visit: www.pinterest.com.

 

 

 

Contact Ms. K. Carter at (334) 229-8605 for further assistance.

**Please note, the CIEPS does not profit from any of the products listed.

 

Some ideas were adopted from the pages of: www.dropbox.com; www.itunes.apple.com/grade calculator; calculate my GPA; brainscape; www.easybib.com, www.thefreedictionary.com; www.studylearnapp.com; play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.J_G.apa_generator;   play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.J_G.mlaGeneratorPro; play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobisystems.msdict.embedded.wireless.oxford.dictionaryofenglish, and     play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobisystems.msdict.embedded.wireless.webster.dictandthes.

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