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AutiPlan: App of the Week

Keeping all of your plans straight can be very stressful, so having some structure and predictability in your life can be extremely helpful! Visual scheduling with pictograms is proven to be helpful for many students by reducing stress and anxiety. Using the free Android app AutiPlan, you can enter your day-to-day activities and you can […]

orbiTouch – A keyless keyboard

The world of computers is pretty exciting: sitting at a desk, pushing down keys, moving a piece of plastic and pressing a plastic pad while blue light from your monitor illuminates your desk. Who wouldn’t want to do that all day? Some individuals can’t use a mouse and a keyboard because of mental or physical […]

Twilight: App of the Week

Twilight is a health and wellness app for Android products. Reading on Screens in Dim Lighting Twilight allows your screen backlight to be lowered far beyond the ability of the backlight controls on your device. As a result, your eyes won’t have to strain as much when trying to read in poorly lit settings! Have […]

World Usability Day New England at UConn

By Meghan Palumbo   On November 9th, countries across the world will join in celebrating World Usability Day. World Usability Day is a worldwide recognition of how technology affects people’s lives and how it can be used to make the world more efficient. World Usability Day (WUD) has been celebrated every year on the second […]

Speech-To-Text

Have you ever recorded your class lecture and then spent countless hours listening to the playback? Have you desperately wished that you could just skim a transcription of the audio? Speech-To-Text software—a program that will transcribe pre-recorded audio to text—is a request we at the CSDTech Team get a lot! Many of you are familiar […]

10 Studying and Tech Hacks for Finals Week

We have finally reached the last week of classes, which means final exams are right around the corner. On top of exams, there may still be projects and homework due (how can they be so cruel?). To help ease your worries, here are 10 studying hacks and tech tips for surviving the upcoming workload! Make a “cheat […]

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 […]