No matter whether you are looking to add to your skills in 2019 or you are looking for a new career path, there are ways you can make this easier for yourself. The same goes for teachers and tutors who are looking to help others master another subject. After all, we all have different ways of learning, and in this blog post, we will provide some tips that make learning easier for all. So, let’s get right to it…
Learning made easy with these fantastic apps
They always say the best way to study is through finding innovative methods of education and revision. Not only is learning through an app inventive in itself, but the content and features found within the following four apps offer original and effective ways of learning. These can be used to help yourself with studying or to put together lesson plans and get inspiration.
Khan Academy – Open your mind to a wealth of knowledge
You will fail to find another app providing as much diversification as the one. The Khan Academy does not merely focus on a specific area or subject; instead, it provides videos on everything from finance to history. And if you are worried about the chances of you finding what you are looking for being limited then don’t be; the Khan Academy is home to over a monumental 3,200 videos. A lot of people tend to study better when they are taught via visual methods. Khan Academy gives you the tools you need yet allows you to study and work to your own pace.
Lingoversity – Master a second language with Lingoversity
This app is a must-have for anybody who is looking to learn a second language. The unique app helps you to pick up the vocabulary for the language you are trying to master. After all, perfecting vocabulary is an imperative component in ensuring you pick up the language successfully. Thankfully, Lingoversity not only makes learning fun but it provides a fresh take on studying a new language too. And you need not to worry about the app failing to have the language you wish to learn available; Lingoversity supports a monumental range of different languages.
TeacherTube – The must-have app for every teacher
Every teacher will benefit from using this app. It provides a wealth of different content via various mediums; from written advice to instructional videos. The app essentially acts as a portal whereby ideas and suggestions are given. You will thus gain access to a wealth of different lesson plans (written and visually), as well as have the opportunity to watch student video lessons and instructional teacher videos. Whether you are new to the world of teaching or you are simply looking for a fresh take on a subject you have taught a million times; TeacherTube is for you.
TED - “Ideas worth spreading”
The great thing about TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) is the fact that it is a non profit organisation. Because of this, all content and ideas shared are provided merely based on their quality. The TED app is just one part of what the organisation has to offer, nevertheless many would be in agreement that it is the best part. The app presents you with the opportunity to listen to talks given by fascinating people from all over the world. This makes this app perfect for students and teachers alike. Of course students can learn from the talks being given. However, teachers can also use the app as a teaching tool; from literally allowing students to listen to what is being said to drawing inspiration from the content covered.
Embrace different learning methods
Now you know about the different apps that are available today, it is also a good idea to look at the different learning methods that can be used. So, let’s take a look at them…
Mind mapping - There is no denying that mind mapping is one of the most popular study methods. Mind maps save you a lot of time because they consolidate your knowledge. This is a good tool for studying topics in general, as well as outlining essays and brainstorming your ideas.
Case studies - Often, it can be difficult to grasp certain theories and concepts. This is where case studies come in because it helps you to see those theories in action.
Flashcards - Another method of revision you should use in 2019 is flashcards. It does not matter how old you are or how old the people you are teaching are, flashcards can be beneficial when trying to assimilate various formulas, dates, or facts. They are specifically beneficial if you are studying any languages, as well as geography, chemistry, maths, physics, and history.
Moreover, recognising the worth of a good teacher is always the most important part of the process, no matter whether you attend night classes or you have online tutoring. You can support teachers with a school donation to reward them for their hard work. This is something you might want to consider doing, as it can ultimately benefit you.
As you can see, there are many ways you can enhance your skills and knowledge in 2019 so that you can learn more. If you follow the advice that has been presented above, you can attain that qualification, enhance your knowledge, or help others to achieve more throughout the year. Good luck.