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My top 5 resources for online school
Online school has been hard on all of us. But I have discovered many new resources that help me to stay on track and not get stressed. I have listed my top 5 resources below.
Notion is a great app for students, especially during this pandemic where many of our workspaces and school works are forced to become online and digital. Everyone likes to take notes differently, which is why with Notion you can create notes and organize them however you like, so that it is easier for you to revise your notes later. With that said, Notion isn’t only for taking notes. You can create a task list, reminders, or even just keep up with the tv shows you watched on Netflix. It can all be done on Notion. You can download the app on your mobile phone or on your laptop for easier access. And the best part is that it is completely free for individual use!
Go to the link below to get started now.
2. I Miss My Cafe
Are you having trouble focusing on your schoolwork at home? Well, check out this cool website! This website plays soundtracks to make you feel like you are actually in a cafe. You can adjust the sound levels according to your preferences and you can also listen to a Spotify playlist on the site.
Give it a try!
3. Khan Academy
If you don’t already know what Khan Academy is, you are missing out! With online school, it is hard to learn completely new things on your own. And sometimes teachers don’t make virtual learning easier either. Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization that provides lessons, courses, and practices for completely free. Their videos are simple to follow through and very easy to understand.
Don’t understand something? Try searching it up on https://www.khanacademy.org/
Do you find yourself trying to cram all of your 2-hour homework, and getting exhausted and tired? Try this time management technique out. It’s called a Pomodoro technique, which was proven by scientific studies to increase productivity. You can try this technique out by working for 25 minutes and taking a 5-minute break. You can continuously follow this cycle until you are finished with your work or task. Pomofocus is a website that has a specific timer for Pomodoro technique, which makes it easier for people to track the time.
“Work smarter, not harder”
5. Flora- Green Focus
Do you ever end up scrolling on TikTok for hours, or swiping through your friend’s Instagram story when you have a huge essay due at midnight? If so check Flora out! It is an app that helps you stay focused and limits distractions on your mobile phone. You first select the time duration to focus, and once you start the timer, you plant a seed(virtually). And once the timer is finished, you have successfully planted a tree. The catch is that if you open any other social media app or games during that time, you kill the tree. You can also create a task list, and set reminders on the app to be more organized. Another great thing about Flora is that they partner with tree planting organizations, and an actual tree gets planted somewhere in the world when you successfully grow a tree on the app. So you can actually help the environment by becoming more productive.
You can check out Flora by searching ‘Flora-Green Focus’ on your device’s app store. It is only available on iPhones as of now, but they did announce that android and chrome-extension will be coming soon.
Hope that helps! Leave a comment if there are any other websites or resources that help you with online school :)