Assistive Technology

Managing Anxiety with Meditation

Everyone has their own way of relaxing, and it is important to find what best works for you. A great option is downloading an app! If you like to play games on your phone, you could try the app Zen Sand. The objective is to get the flowing sand into the vases using bamboo sticks. […]

Read and Write Fact Folder

When you write a research paper, does your bookmark bar in your browser ever look like this? Just a list of links and page titles. Collecting the information, without a doubt is the easiest step. The hardest will be going back through all these pages, rereading, quoting, citing, collecting images, paraphrasing–shall I go on? However, […]

Apps+Tips on Time Management

Cardinal Rule of Time Management: “Always carry around pocket work” Adapted Hopper, Carolyn H. 2016. Practicing College Learning Strategies, 7th ed. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. Have you ever felt like there was not enough time in the day to finish your work? One way to get the most out of your day is to make use of the […]

Zombies, Run! : App of the Week

Zombies, Run! is a fun health and wellness app for Android and iOS devices. Exercise and Game Zombies, Run! is a game that encourages walking, jogging, and running. By playing the game, you can survive the zombie apocalypse and save your base from hardships. Listen to Your Own Music You can listen to both the […]

Talking Calculator: App of the Week

Talking Calculator: App of the Week Talking Calculator is a mathematical app for iOS products. Text to Speech By clicking on any of the calculator functions, the app will say aloud the full value of what is currently on the screen. It updates the spoken term as you type, so it won’t be saying the […]

Sign Language Interpretation Gloves

  Researchers around the world have been exploring a growing problem in the deaf community: how to facilitate communication between the 360 million people with hearing impairments and the orally-spoken world. Sign language is commonly taught to the deaf, however, rarely taught to the hearing members of the community. As a result, a communication gap […]

myHomework: App of the Week

If you’ve ever found yourself looking for a planner app, but have no idea where to begin, or are annoyed and overwhelmed by the many options, look no further than myHomework. myHomework is a free app, with a user-friendly interface that can display your class schedule and homework. Assignments can be viewed by class, priority, […]

Tip: Combining Echo Smartpen and Cornell Notetaking

Echo Smartpen One of my favorite types of assistive technology that is offered by CSDTech is the Echo Smartpen developed by Livescribe. As students, we may have been in situations where we miss what the professor had said as we were writing down notes. The Echo Smartpen solves this problem by recording audio that syncs […]