Tips on how students can use their mobile phones/tabs in a better way
Electronic gadgets have taken over our world today and every person can be seen with a brand new smartphone every now and then. Along with their books and school supplies, most high school and college students and many younger students make their daily trip to school with their trusty smartphone. The presence of cell phones present both challenges and opportunities to learn in today’s world for the students. Mobile phones can be a helpful academic tool or a hurtful academic disruption depending on the attitude and use pattern of the students. Students usually make use of mobile phone to surf the net, watch videos or play games, but the truth is it can be used for many a purpose which can help the students in a better way –
- RECORDING LECTURES
Teachers can give permission to the students to record their lectures. This lectures can then be used by the students refer to, while revising. The lectures can be recorded as audio or video. After listening to the recorded audio or video of the teachers, the students can later be given a test where the teacher can act as a guide. There are also many applications such as youtube where if the teacher uploads his daily lectures it can easily be watched by the student as and when wanted. Many IAS, IES and AIIMS aspirants use this method to understand many difficult concepts with ease. This will save time for the students and teacher as well, and the student will get to know a better use of mobile phones.
- ACCESS ONLINE DICTIONARY
There are many apps that serve as a dictionary for the students. You don’t have to carry a dictionary around every time. Just type the word, and you will find its meaning, synonyms and how the word is used in general. An easy way to learn, the online dictionary will help you to find the meaning of the word you find difficult to understand. It is incredibly helpful for students to double check if the noun is masculine or feminine. Once students learn how to use dictionary apps and websites efficiently, the difference in their work is spectacular.
- PLAY BRAINSTORMING GAMES
Usually, students use mobile phone or tablets for playing games that just serve as an entertaining purpose. But students can use the mobile phones for more than that they can use them for learning as well as getting rewarded, by playing brainstorming games that makes them learn while playing. There are many apps like Brainsparker, Simplemind which makes the student curious and help them to learn as well. The students should play puzzle games rather than racing games. This will make them learn better and is also scientifically proven to help in a student’s mental development.
- READ NEWS
In this fast-paced life usually, we miss reading a newspaper or some students don’t want to waste their time by reading the newspaper. For them, mobile phones or tab can be an amazing alternative. They can remain updated by the day to day happening by just a click on the mobile phone. The best thing is you can read the news from sports to national interest while travelling in metro, buses or cars. It is very important for the students to remain updated and to make good use of a smartphone is the best option.
- FITNESS APP
Remaining fit is also as equally as good as studying, and your smartphone or tab can serve as your trainer which can guide you through the exercises to be done and how to do it. Students can download fitness app from thousands of apps in the app store. The students who feel comfortable in their own four walls can use this fitness app which will tell them how to do the exercise with videos or audio and what are the diet to be followed. Keeping yourself fit also keeps your mind fit.
Apart from the subjects taught in school, the students can also learn other things of interests with the help of phones and tablets. If you want to learn a new language, you can learn it free and in your time. If there is a computer geek in you, there are plenty of sites that teach coding free of cost. Unleash the nerd in yourself. You as a student can even blog on the places you visited or likewise and can be a blogger.
There is a dearth of opportunity constrained in the mobile phones, but, usually, students use their phones for no good purpose. These are some tips on how the smartphones can be of great help for the students. So use the mobile phones to learn and create something new rather than wasting your time on apps that don’t serve any purpose in your life.