Academic Coaching

Tools & Apps for Remote Learning

Kristen Jennings, Instructional Specialist
Academic Coaching
Phone:(541)917-4611
jennink@linnbenton.edu
lbcoach@linnbenton.edu
Instructor Website: Kristen Jennings

Location:
WH225 - Willamette Hall, 2nd Floor, Albany Campus

Organization and Planning

  • Evernote
    Free! (Advanced versions available) Powerful note-taking system that allows you to manage assignments with to-do lists and reminders, sync and organize notes, create a notebook for each class, pull pdfs, screenshots and webpages into your notes and annotate them, share your notes with others, and scan your handwritten notes into your digital notebook. 

All links below go to LBCC Tech Tools, where you can find more information about the apps, pricing (if any - most are free), and how to get them. Descriptions of the apps are from the LBCC Tech Tools page.

  • Free! With this online calendar, you can keep track of appointments, classes, assignment due dates - pretty much anything time sensitive - and set reminders to alert you to upcoming events and deadlines.

  • Free! There are plenty of assignment calculators out there, but they all seem to be based on the one developed by the University of Minnesota.

  • Basic version free! This online service allows you to keep track of your class schedule, homework, and test/quizzes.

  • Basic version free! This online service is essentially a super-powered to-do list that sends you reminders to keep you on track.

  • This free mind-mapping tool lets you create mind maps and turn them into outlines that you can download and edit or copy into Google Docs.

  • Free! This web-based mind mapping tool let's you create mind maps and share them with others.

  • Free! Create virtual "sticky notes" that you can access from any computer or mobile device.

Focus

All links go to LBCC Tech Tools, where you can find more information about the apps, pricing (if any - most are free), and how to get them. Descriptions of the apps are from the LBCC Tech Tools page.

  • Forest
    Free in Google Play & Chrome extension! Increase your focus time by minimizing distractions on your device while also working to help the environment.

  • Prod
    Free! This to-do list for Google Chrome will block all websites until you've completed the items on your list.

Reading

All links go to LBCC Tech Tools, where you can find more information about the apps, pricing (if any - most are free), and how to get them. Descriptions of the apps are from the LBCC Tech Tools page.

  • Read&Write for Google Chrome
    Free! Read&Write for Google Chrome is a Chrome extension with a variety of functions, including those to assist with reading, writing, research, and study skills.

  • Natural Reader
    Basic Version Free! Easy-to-use text-to-speech reader. The basic free version reads text from most file types and has a "floating bar" that reads text on webpages.

  • ClaroPDF
    Basic Version Free! ClaroPDF is a text-to-speech app that reads text in any PDF document.

  • Speechify
    Free! Text-to-speech program.

  • Rewordify.com
    Free! This website takes sentences or passages that are difficult to read and generates simpler version

Writing

All links go to LBCC Tech Tools, where you can find more information about the apps, pricing (if any - most are free), and how to get them. Descriptions of the apps are from the LBCC Tech Tools page.

  • Read&Write for Google Chrome
    FreeRead&Write for Google Chrome is a Chrome extension with a variety of functions, including those to assist with reading, writing, research, and study skills.

  • Grammarly
    Basic Version Free! An online service that checks your writing and offers suggestions for improvement.

  • Dictation for MacOS
    Apple computer and laptop users have high-quality dictation technology built right into their operating systems, so there's no need to buy extra software.
  • Windows Speech Recognition
    FreeWindows computer and laptop users have high-quality dictation technology built right into their operating systems, so there's no need to buy extra software.
  • Google Voice Typing
    Free! Google's easy-to-use dictation technology runs in the Chrome web browser.

  • Mindomo
    This free mind-mapping tool lets you create mind maps and turn them into outline that you can download and edit or copy into Google Docs.

  • MindMeister
    Free for limited use. This web-based mind mapping tool lets you create mind maps and share them with others.

  • Popplet and Bubbl.us are completely free to use mind-mapping tools.

Math

  • EquatIO
    FreeEquatIO is a Google Chrome extension that allows users to input math equations into Google Suite products using text, voice, writing, or selecting from built-in functions.

  • Desmos
    Free! A simple and easy-to-use graphing calculator implemented as a web application and mobile application.

  • Photomath
    Free! Reads and solves math problems instantly by using the camera of your mobile device.

  • Mathway
    Free! Mathway allows users - with or without an account - to type in or take a picture of a math problem to get assistance with solving the problem.

Note-Taking

All links go to LBCC Tech Tools, where you can find more information about the apps, pricing (if any - most are free), and how to get them. Descriptions of the apps are from the LBCC Tech Tools page.

  • Microsoft OneNote
    Free with Office 365 EducationOneNotes is a digital notebook organizer tool that allows users to create multiple notebooks that can be organized into sections and pages.

  • AudioNote
    Free version is ad-supported. Record lectures or discussions while typing in notes of any length.

  • Otter Voice Notes
    Free for limited use. Use this program to create automatic transcripts of lectures or discussions.

  • Google Keep
    Free! Create virtual "sticky notes" that you can access from any computer or mobile device.

Well-Being

All links go to LBCC Tech Tools, where you can find more information about the apps, pricing (if any - most are free), and how to get them. Descriptions of the apps are from the LBCC Tech Tools page.

  • Woebot
    Free! Designed by psychologists at Stanford, this program uses a chatbot to help people cope with feelings of depression and/or anxiety.

  • Smiling Mind
    Free! This Australian-born mindfulness tool was originally designed for children - but even athletes are using it!

  • Headspace
    Free for limited use. Headspace offers guided meditations and breathing exercises designed to help you reduce stress and anxiety.

  • Stop, Breathe, & Think
    Free for limited use. Targeted mindfulness activities and guided meditations based on your current state of mind.

  • Insight Timer
    Free for limited use. Insight Timer offers a wealth of free guided meditation sessions and inspirational videos, as well as a terrific timer designed for meditators.

  • Calm
    Free for limited use. Calm promises to help users sleep better, boost confidence and reduce stress and anxiety, all with the help of guided meditations, soothing music, and bedtime stories.

  • Mood Meter
    Free for limited use. Become more aware of your feelings and ways to shift your mood!

  • Daylio
    Free for limited use. Diary, journal, and mood tracker. Track your moods, activities, and add notes.

  • Pixels
    Free for limited use. Pixels is a very basic mood tracker that offers customizable color schemes and multiple ways to view how your moods change from day-to-day.