Please see the new “Cool Tool of the Month” posting to see what new and exciting apps/technology items we find to share. We strive to find free or low cost items that are applicable for students. We’ll keep posting items each month so check back soon.
Please also keep a lookout for workshops which will begin soon to try out new technology related to study skills along with some tips for improving your efficiency for studying (just in time for finals)!
Occasionally, some students have difficulty with the size of printed text due to having a visual impairment. There is a magnifier available for the iPhone that will magnify images not only for a computer but also for reading text on a printed page. Instead of students having to carry around another piece of equipment like a magnifying glass or lens, they can make use of their phone to magnify images.
Easy Reader for iOS, available for free from the app store, uses an iPhone’s camera to magnify images. It will also activate the flash on an iPhone to increase the light on an object for those who don’t see well in low light or need greater contrast. More information about the app can be found here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/easy-reader-with-torch/id419948938?mt=8.
Have a look at our new foreign languages resource page found here. It’s a brand new page, but it will continue to the grow in the coming weeks. A special thanks to Thomas Cudney for researching and helping to prepare the resources! For further help with foreign languages come visit us in LA104 for one-on-one tutoring sessions.