Using Technology to Boost Study Skills

According to a recent national study, students between the ages of 8 and 18 now spend more than twice as much time with high-tech screens than they do in the classroom. Although much of this time is spent on thoroughly non-academic pursuits -- socializing, streaming media, playing games -- there's no reason why screen time can't be put to good use. Here are some tips fo…

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Posted July 18th, 2015

Start the Semester Right

This school year will feature higher standards and tougher challenges for many students. Don't get left behind -- find out how to set yourself up for success. This past week, we hosted a webinar called "Start the Semester Right" (view it on demand here). The webinar focuses on things high school students should do in their first weeks of the new semester in order to set…

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Posted August 9th, 2014

Tests Make You Smarter

A recent article from The New York Times discusses research about the role of tests in developing memory. It turns out that tests actually make us smarter by helping to embed information into our memories. This phenomenon, called the retrieval practice effect, provides insight that could help students to learn more efficiently, thereby improving grades and test scores.…

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Posted July 26th, 2014