Free Tech Tools for Studying

Herramientas Técnicas para Estudiar (PDF)

Time Management Tools

  • Stay Focusd – A Google Chrome extension that blocks certain websites for a specified time.
  • Wunderlist – A cross-platform program that lets you create and share To-Do lists, including setting reminders and deadlines.
  • Rescue Time – A program that monitors Internet activity so you can see how much time you waste. Can also block websites for a specified time period.
  • My Study Life – Highly customizable cross-platform digital academic planner.
  • Google Calendar – Easy to use digital calendar accessed through Google accounts.

Collaboration Tools

  • Google Drive tools like Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Sites – Basically the same programs as MS Office, but multiple people can be adding to the same document simultaneously. Forms work well for taking polls, Sites are easy to use website makers. All work is saved in the Cloud and accessible from any device anywhere.
  • Dropbox – Cloud-based file sharing and collaboration software similar to Google Drive.
  • WhenIsGood – Easy to use program that allows users to find a common time to meet.
  • Doodle – Easy to use program that allows users to find a common time to meet.

Note-taking Tools

  • Evernote – A cross-platform program that easily allows you to take organized notes
  • OneNote – A similar program available as part of the MS Office Suite, free for COCC students

Study Tools

  • Quizlet – A program that allows users to input material and then creates flashcards, practices quizzes, and study games.
  • Quill – A website designed to help improve writing skills through fun exercises.
  • Hippocampus – A website with thousands of fun and interesting videos explaining concepts in any subject, from Math and Sciences to Humanities and more.

Creativity Tools

  • Piktochart – Drag and drop to create visually interesting infographics and presentations.
  • Canva – Drag and drop to create visually interesting infographics and presentations.
  • Adobe Spark – Create social graphics, web stories, or animated videos.
  • Pixton Comics – Drag and drop to create comic book panels for fun storytelling.
  • Spreaker Podcast – Create your own podcasts and share with an audience.
  • Soundcloud – Create your own music or audio files and share.
  • Prezi – Create fun and interesting presentations for more pizazz than PowerPoint.