Best Educational Apps for Students

 The educational tools available today are highly impressive. I used to “not like” how technology has made things very easy nowadays especially when gadgets and apps gets in between the relationship of people. For instance, people become uninterested in socializing and talking to their loved ones in person because they can text, call or simply send an email. However, I also have a different view when it comes to the use of apps. I love apps especially the educational ones. I personally believe that educational apps are very helpful to students especially those who have very short attention span. Apps motivates students to learn and they are almost always accessible too. Students love using gadgets and when they use educational apps, learning is always available every time they use their cell phones, laptops or tablets. Anyway, I found this article here about the best apps for students. I hope this article will be of help to you, please have a look:

16 Best Apps for Students – Education Apps

http://blog.laptopmag.com/best-student-appsThat new tablet or phone you’re bringing to school isn’t just for sharing photos on Instagram or checking Twitter. Your device can also be a great study partner. Whether you’re looking to take better notes and sync them with the cloud or you’re trying to crack a mind-bending math problem, the right apps can help you get ahead. Other apps make it easier to cram for tests with digital flash cards or shared study guides. Here are 16 excellent student apps that more than make the grade.

Evernote Peek helps you prepare for upcoming quizzes with flair. With this well-designed app you can take notes–whether scribbled, spoken or drawn–and quickly turn them into study notes. You can also make use of your iPad’s Smart Cover to quiz yourself. Via blog.laptopmag.com

I am actually using many apps and I recommend many of them to my students. I also have a lot of reading materials that I collected and I’ll be sharing them to you in the coming days. I hope you continue to visit my website for more updates! If you are preparing for the IELTS exam, you would surely find help from visiting here http://www.sais.com.sg!


Fruits That Can Help Boost Brain Power

I love fruits and I also love the idea that they are extremely healthy to consume. Aversive I was a student, I’ve always consumed fruits especially during snack time. I consider myself to be a healthy eater not because I prefer plant-based food but because I also avoid eating processed foods and those with chemicals. This article here talks about the fruits that can boost brain power, which I find really helpful especially to students. I used to remind my students to reduce their intake of junk food and unhealthy beverages and instead consume fruits and vegetables. I’ve always believed that eating foods that have the highest nutritional values can significantly help improve physical and mental health. What I usually do is use some recipes that can help me prepare delectable dishes using healthy ingredients. Anyway, I hope this article will give you more insights about how the fruits that you love can help improve your brain health and function. Check this out:

Fruits that Boost Your Brain Power

http://calmingcorners.com/2014/10/fruits-that-boost-you-brain-power/ There are some great health benefits to these three fruits. Along with many vitamins and minerals, they also help your brain. Indulge freely and know you are getting smarter with every chew.

Berries – With many vitamins and antioxidant properties, berries are also known to boost brain power. Researchers have shown that the polyphenolics in berries play an important role in helping microglia, the brain’s housekeeping cells. This is known to remove and recycle harmful biochemical debris off the brain.

Banana – Due to its high volume of B vitamins this food is known to suppress homocysteine an amino acid that is linked to brain shrinkage and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s. Banana’s also have a wonderful source of magnesium. This mineral helps facilitate the electrical activity between the nerve cells in your brain. Via calmingcorners.com

There is a wide variety of fruits available at the grocery stores. I suggest you choose ones that are organically grown as they are usually free from pesticides and other chemicals that are detrimental to health. I’ll be posting more interesting articles here about memory enhancement techniques and test preparation, I hope you keep yourself updated by visiting this website or better yet, here http://theieltsschool.com.


IELTS for University Admission

Recently, I came across this article about IELTS being a requirement for many of the world’s best universities. It occurred to me that more and more students are becoming geographically mobile nowadays. I thought it would be helpful to share this article especially to those who are pursuing admission for a university.

Testing English as a Foreign Language for University Admissions | WENR

http://wenr.wes.org/2014/10/testing-english-as-a-foreign-language-for-university-admissions/According to recently released figures from the OECD, the number of students enrolled outside their country of citizenship more than doubled in the period between 2000 and 2012, to a total of approximately 4.5 million. Of those 4.5 million students, 44 percent were studying in one of six major English-language destinations: The United States (16%), the United Kingdom (13%), Australia (6%), Canada (5%), New Zealand (2%), and South Africa (2%).

In this article, we offer insight into the two organizations that dominate the market for standardized English-proficiency testing, with an examination of data trends and a survey of the English-language threshold scores required by different institution types in the United States. Via wenr.wes.org

I find this article very interesting. Students who are preparing for the IELTS exam should consume brain food items as it can help them enhance their memory and thinking skills. Please have a look at this article:

Brain Food for Exams Season & Foods to eat before an exam | Megan Killion

http://www.megankillion.com/brain-food-for-exams-season-foods-to-eat-before-an-exam/This yummy protein is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are key for brain health. Studies have shown that diets high in omega-3 lead to lower stroke risks, slower mental decline and lower dementia. Not only that, but its thought that they play a major role in improving concentration and memory power, particularly as you get older. Fish may not be the easiest of all food to eat before an exam , but try having a small portion of tuna or smoked salmon before you enter the exam hall. For brain and heart health, eat two servings of fish weekly.

These are a well known and well loved brain food! I am a nut addict…I just cant get enough! Lucky for me, they aren’t all that bad for you. Nuts and seeds are good sources of the antioxidant vitamin E, which is associated with less cognitive decline as you age. Even better, you only need to eat about an ounce of nuts a day to gain these benefits. Again, they are high in oils and omega-3, helping your concentration and focus, making it the perfect food to eat before an exam. Via megankillion.com

Do you want to know more about memory enhancing food items? Well, if you do then please don’t hesitate to send me an email. I’d be more than delighted to share my resources with you.