Coming up to exam time, effective study and revision practices are now more important than ever.
A few weeks ago, we reviewed StudyBlue (click here to read our review). Essentially, StudyBlue is a free learning tool based around the use of student generated flashcards which could be used to create activities and quizzes for study and revision purposes. We recommend using flashcards to revise for school subjects that are quite definition-heavy, such as the Humanities (e.g. Economics, Politics & Law, Geography) and the Sciences (e.g. Chemistry, Physics and Human Biology).
GoConqr (formerly known as ExamTime) is another free learning tool, and would have to be one of the most fully featured, impressive and polished learning platforms that we have ever used. The greatest advantage about using GoConqr is that everything you need for your study is all contained in one place – mind maps, quizzes, flashcards, notes and a calendar with a study planner. As with StudyBlue, student created notes and resources can be easily shared with others, and students can create private groups to study with their friends.
One particular feature that I want to focus on is the ability to create your own mind maps. As we have mentioned on our blog before, mind mapping can be a really effective way to take notes, especially for visual learners. As with the rest of the tool, the user interface for GoConqr’s mind map feature is beautifully designed and easy to use.
For example, take a look at this snippet of a mind map created to revise for HSC Economics:
What we love most about GoConqr as a learning tool is its presentation – everything from the mind maps, quizzes, flashcards to the notes are all presented in a clean, colourful and easy to read way. GoConqr can be accessed via its website or a mobile app can be downloaded via the App Store and Google play. Best of all, it’s free to use and share!