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Showing posts with label Education. Show all posts

Friday, 9 November 2018

40 Everyday Items You Didn't Know Had A Purpose

We look at them every day, all day, and we don’t even think about why they exist. But if we did stop to observe closely, we’d probably realize that we don’t have an answer for that.
                                               
There are things right under our nose that can be making our lives easier if only we didn’t take them for granted.
Many common objects we see every day have hidden features that can do all sorts of cool things. You just have no idea that they’re there. So, we’re going to tell you about it.

Those little buttons on your jeans, those marks on your tires, and the tab at the end of your measuring tape. You know what we’re talking about. But you don’t know exactly what they do.

Here Are 40 Everyday Items You Didn’t Know Had A Purpose:

1) Holes In Airplane Windows
        
These things have two purposes. One is to compensate for the difference in air pressure as the altitude changes. It also prevents the window from fogging up. So if you were worried about why there was a hole in your airplane window, now you know why!

2) Bumps On the “F” and “J” Keys
       
When your fingers are in proper typing form the index fingers should be positioned on the “F” and “J” keys. If you know your fingers are there you can type without looking at the keyboard. You’d know that if you went to typing school. These little design hacks make things a bit easier!


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Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Google Digital Skills for Africa: Get new skills for a digital world

Grow your career or business at your own pace, with flexible and personalised training courses designed to build your confidence and help you thrive.
                                           Google digitalskills africa

  • Discover tools to make your business succeed
  • Improve your interview skills
  • Prepare for the career you want


Simple steps for your growth
Choose a Skill: Whether you are a student or a business, at the start or in the middle of your journey, here you can choose the lessons that are right for you.

Learn at your own pace
reate your own unique learning plan on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

Get Certified
Track your progress and receive an accredited certificate that can help you boost your linkedIn profile and CV.

Increase productivity at work
Managing time successfully is essential to ensuring you're as productive as possible. Learn how to boost your productivity with cloud collaboration tools, as well as how mastering prioritisation and delegation can help you maximise your effectiveness at work.

Intro to machine learning

Machine learning is a powerful new tool for solving problems: from filtering a photo collection to helping people tackle some of the world's most pressing global challenges in health, environment, and beyond. In these videos, we'll explore what these technologies are and how they can be applied in real life to help businesses grow.

Intro to Code
Code is what powers so much of what we do online, both for work and play. In these videos, you'll learn what code is, why so many coding languages exist, and how they are matched to achieve specific tasks. Most importantly, you’ll learn why having a basic understanding of code could be beneficial for you.

Start Learning Now!!!
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Tuesday, 21 August 2018

MTN Mpulse: summer event for 9-15 year olds

MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group, Africas leading cellular telecommunications company, launches  summer event for 9-15 year olds. It’s happening on Thursday, 23rd August 2018, 10am – 6pm at Landmark event center, Oniru, Lagos State. Bring your child for a day of fun at the mPulse Planet as we launch MTN mPulse.
                                       MTN Mpulse: summer event for 9-15 year olds
There will be lots of fun and exciting things like Game shows, talent showcases from some of the coolest kids on the block, Game Arcades and Master classes on Lego Drones, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).

There will be lots to eat and drink too! This is a FREE event but pre-registration is required.



Register Here
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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Everything you need to know about the new Apple education tools

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Apple had its education-focused event in Chicago at Lane Tech College Preparatory High School where the company unveiled a more affordable 9.7-inch iPad. To push for use of the iPad within the classroom, Apple also launched a wide variety of new educational resources.                     
         apple educational app tools news
From applications and updates to items, we gathered together the greater part of Apple's new training activities.

iWork with Apple Pencil 

apple instructive applications and apparatuses news iwork
Since the new 9.7-inch iPad accompanies bolster for Apple Pencil, Apple's iWork suite — which incorporates Pages, Keynote, and Numbers — has been refreshed to incorporate more highlights. You will have the capacity to draw, compose, or outline with the Pencil inside every one of the efficiency applications. Utilizing the two Pages and Keynote, clients will have the capacity to include illustrations into their reports and would now be able to write in Numbers while making lab reports.

As of now in beta mode, Pages additionally incorporates a Smart Annotation include enabling instructors to include remarks inside reports continuously — which will stay to particular content. The application will likewise get a book creation highlight — accessible for the two iOS and macOS — where clients can make computerized books like short stories or travel books. To make a book, you will have the capacity to utilize diverse formats notwithstanding iWork's new illustration devices or pictures and recordings from the Photo library. Cohorts can work together on books progressively utilizing either the iPad, iPhone, Mac, or iCloud.com and the completed item would then be able to be sent out and partook in iBooks.

Another element in Pages is Presenter Mode which enables you to utilize your iPad or iPhone as a virtual elevated screen. Not exclusively can the content auto look at a flexible speed, however you will have the capacity to modify content size, dispersing, text style, or foundation shading amid playback.

Quick Playground includes enlarged reality highlight

Apple Swift Playground application 

In 2016, Apple presented its Everyone Can Code program which shows kids how to code by means of its Swift Playgrounds application. The programming application now fuses increased reality utilizing Apple's ARKit innovation. Understudies would now be able to program an energized character into their amusement and place it inside their physical space utilizing the iPad's camera.

Apple is fusing AR into ordinary lesson designs too. For instance, another ARKit application called Froggipedia will enable understudies to dismember a virtual frog utilizing the Apple Pencil stylus. Another application like Free Rivers by the World Wildlife Fund will help show understudies about ensuring waterways, and also safeguarding groups and securing environments.

Everybody Can Create educational modules

Macintosh instructive applications and apparatuses news ipad for drawing 

Everybody Can Create is a free educational modules created with the assistance of inventive experts and teachers. The program offers a scope of free learning assets and instructing guides that enables understudies to discover distinctive approaches to convey what needs be and find or grow new abilities.

Utilizing the program, instructors can discover approaches to incorporate music, drawing, filmmaking, and photography into themes or assignments. Beside lessons and understudy directs, the program additionally incorporates thoughts and cases to help fuse imagination into effectively existing center subjects like English, math, science, and history. Beginning later this spring, Apple Stores will instruct the educational programs as a feature of its normal Today sessions for instructors.

New ClassKit system and Schoolwork application incorporation 

apple instructive applications and devices news schoolwork application
Coordinated into Apple's Classkit — its new designer structure implied particularly to create instructive applications on iOS — Schoolwork is another application that makes it less demanding for educators to finish undertakings, for example, making assignments. With a Handouts highlight, the application enables instructors to make and send assignments to understudies that incorporate anything from web connects to records and PDFs. Schoolwork can fuse more applications into the educational modules also. Educators will have the capacity to dole out an action inside an application and afterward guide understudies to the particular point inside that application.
To the extent understudy advance, it likewise enables educators to determine the status of how an understudy is getting along — they will have the capacity to see an understudy's general class execution, keep an eye on understudies' application exercises, and advance on assignments. Be that as it may, Apple made it clear that all understudy information will be private, and that lone educators will approach the data. Schoolwork will formally dispatch in June, giving instructors a lot of time to get its hang before the new school year begins.

Logitech Crayon and Rugged Combo case 

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To go with the new 9.7-inch iPad, Logitech declared the Logitech Crayon stylus and Logitech Rugged Combo 2 case. The Crayon — which is valued at $50 — is the primary computerized pencil intended for the new iPad — which incorporates low inertness and support for tilt. It works with an extensive number of applications, including Apple's recently refreshed Pages, Keynote, and Numbers applications alongside Microsoft Office. Since it has an eight-day battery life, it ought to have the capacity to last understudies all through the whole school day on a solitary charge. It will likewise associate with the iPad naturally, so there is no compelling reason to experience the way toward matching it.

The Rugged Combo 2 case is intended to support day by day wear and tear inside the classroom. It can shield against drops from up to four feet, has a safe fixed plan that is spill-safe, and incorporates a separable console that is pry-safe with noiseless keys. It likewise has a kickstand that you can change in accordance with easily type or compose notes, utilize applications, and watch recordings. With respect to value, the case will keep running for $100.

Redesigned Apple School Manager Program 

With the Apple School Manager program, managerial IT authorities can make represents understudies and staff, oversee gadgets, and purchase content. Apple reported the program will now enable chairmen to make profiles either exclusively or in mass — with the capacity to make up to 1,500 Apple IDs without a moment's delay. It will likewise incorporate 200GB of distributed storage, which is an update from the 5GB accessible previously.
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Thursday, 15 February 2018

Top 15 education websites to take Online Courses for free

In the ancient times, if you wanted to learn something new, you would have to go to school for it. Today, not only are educational institutions offering their full programs and individual courses online, but experts in almost every field imaginable are creating their own programs and courses online to share their knowledge with their worldwide audiences.
                                       
online education websites

There are countless number of resources available online to help you learn a new skill or subject or topup your knowledge on the skills which you already have.
There is no shortage of online courses to help you on your way. In fact, there are so many choices, it can be difficult to figure out which platform suits you best!

From history to coding, excellent free education awaits on the following 15 sites.

Coursera: coursera.org

Coursera partnered with leading universities in the U.S. and around the world to provide online courses on dozens of different subjects. Recently, they’ve introduced “specializations”—10 different course pathways that will lead to an official certification from an associated university.

Coursera has a wide diversity of subjects available to choose from; everything from data science to medicine. As Coursera prides itself on being accessible to everyone, many of the courses are either free or very cheap to take, with only the official certification at the end having a higher cost involved.

EDX: EDX.ORG

This website can be most preferred by the students as it was founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012. EdX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Out of the 90 universities, it includes top global rankers.

Udemy: udemy.com

Udemy is the online education site that tops this list for being such an incredibly popular and valuable resource. You can search through over 55,000 courses in all sorts of different topics and download the Udemy app to learn on the go for quick lessons and study sessions when you're on the move.

Udemy courses aren't free, but they start as low as $12. If you're an expert looking to create and launch a course of your own, you can also become an instructor with Udemy and take advantage of their massive user base to attract students.

Lynda: Lynda.com

Owned by LinkedIn, Lynda is a popular educational hub for professionals looking to learn new skills related to business, creativity and technology. Courses fall under categories like animation, audio/music, business, design, development, marketing, photography, video and more.

When you sign up with Lynda, you get a 30-day free trial and then you'll be charged either $20 a month for a basic membership or $30 for a premium membership. If you ever want to deactivate your membership and then come back at a later time, Lynda has a "reactivate" feature that restores all your account information including all your course history and progress.

ACADEMIC EARTH: ACADEMICEARTH.ORG

The website offers a wide array of academic options to students from traditional to contemporary studies. They provide online degree courses from accounting and economics to engineering and also carries material on niche subjects like behavioural psychology. Moreover, it has a collaboration with a bunch of reputed colleges such as University of Oxford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and many other. Keeping in mind the interest level of the students, the portal has videos and podcasts in all the subjects.

BIG THINK: BIGTHINK.COM

Big Think has over 2,000 scholars who have received great fame in their works. These experts write articles and record tutorials for students, later the content is further optimised by the editorial team of the website, giving authentic material to the students. Students can make great use of this website by creating their own distinct ideology, as it provide various opinions on one subject. Moreover, students can get views from experts as well.

BRIGHTSTORM: BRIGHTSTORM.COM

High school scholars use this site for reference, rather an interactive reference website, which will mitigate their learning problems. Of course, it is not easy for a student to comprehend the intricate technical terminologies, so the website is making the textbooks easier for students. They provide help in all subjects from mathematics to science, history and other subjects. Entrance exams are generally quite gruelling for students, and this website can solve the problem. They have arranged the topics symmetrically, clearing the air and structure of the competitive exams.

Open Culture: OpenCulture.com

If you're on a budget but still looking for top quality education content, check out Open Culture's library of 1,300 courses with over 50,000 hours of audio and video lectures that are totally free. You'll have to spend a bit of time scrolling down through the single page that includes all 1,300 course links, but at least they're all organized by category in alphabetical order.

Many of the courses available on Open Culture are from leading institutions from around the world including Yale, Stanford, MIT, Harvard, Berkley and others. Audiobooks, ebooks and certificate courses are also available. 

Coursera: Coursera.com

Similar to Coursera, edX offers access to higher education from over 100 of the world's leading educational institutions including Harvard, MIT, Berkley, the University of Maryland, the University of Queensland and others. Founded and governed by colleges and universities, edX is the only open source and nonprofit MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) leader.

Find courses in computer science, language, psychology, engineering, biology, marketing or any other field you're interested in. Use it for high school level education or to earn a university degree. You'll receive an official certificate from the institution signed by the instructor to verify your achievement.

Khan Academy: www.khanacademy.org

Khan Academy is a non-profit online platform providing a completely free library of educational “micro-lectures.” Focusing on more traditional academic subjects, Khan Academy provides a mix of video and text-based materials in math, science, economics, humanities, and a bit of computer programming. Since Khan Academy is free for anyone to use, it’s a great way to get a taste for a subject before moving onto a more advanced course elsewhere.

Codecademy: www.codecademy.com

Previously backed by the White House, Codecademy is dedicated to teaching people how to code—and it is available for free. While other online coding courses are a “learn at your own pace” environment, Codecademy encourages learners to keep a fast pace using supportive groups and a gamified points system.

The school offers courses on a number of languages—including PHP, Phython and Ruby—and students are often already building and deploying projects by the time they finish their course.

General Assembly: generalassemb.ly

Focusing on education in design, business and technology, New York City-based General Assembly has campuses in nearly a dozen different cities around the world. Although the majority of General Assembly classes are in-person, they also offer a compact selection of online-only or mixed courses.

General Assembly even have livestreams popular lectures, providing real-time interaction with the lecturer and other students. Their online courses range in price, from one-off lectures to multi-part workshops.

ALISON: alison.com

With 10 million students from across the world, ALISON is an online learning resource that offers free, high-quality courses, education services and community support. Their resources are designed for absolutely anyone looking for a new job, promotion, college placement or business venture.

With over 800 free courses and subjects designed to provide you with certificate and diploma level education. You'll also be required to take assessments and score at least 80% to pass, so you know you'll have the skills to move forward.

Skillshare: www.skillshare.com

Skillshare is a community marketplace for new skills. With a broad range of different subjects to choose from, Skillshare offers an online catalog of video-based courses, as well as in-person workshops in cities like San Francisco and New York.

Many classes are available to take without a membership at a cost of around $20-$30 each, but top classes—taught by industry leaders—are only available with a Skillshare membership. Membership costs $9.95 per month and, while it doesn’t get you any free content, it does provide 20 percent off of all classes. Like other platforms, Skillshare provides student reviews for your reference.

iversity: iversity.org


Hailed as the “Coursera of Europe,” Berlin-based iversity has partnered with European and international universities to offer academic courses for free. Unlike Coursera, however, it doesn’t look like iversity is currently providing any official certification.
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Sunday, 4 February 2018

7 Great Study Apps For GRE, LSAT And GMAT Preparation

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most Graduate Schools in the United States. The GRE is owned and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) who created it in 1949. According to ETS, the GRE aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of learning. The content of the GRE consists of certain specific algebra, geometry, arithmetic, and vocabulary. The GRE General Test is offered as a computer-based exam administered at Prometric testing centers.                        
          gre gmat lsat prep apps
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test administered 4 times each year (6 starting in 2018-2019) at designated testing centers throughout the world. Administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for prospective law school candidates, the LSAT is designed to assess reading comprehension, logical, and verbal reasoning proficiencies. The test is an integral part of the law school admission process in the United States, Canada (common law programs only), the University of Melbourne, Australia, and a growing number of other countries. The Graduate Management Admission Test is a computer adaptive test (CAT) intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. It requires knowledge of certain specific grammar and knowledge of certain specific algebra, geometry, and arithmetic. The GMAT does not measure business knowledge or skill, nor does it measure intelligence. According to the test owning company, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the GMAT assesses analytical writing and problem-solving abilities, while also addressing data sufficiency, logic, and critical reasoning skills that it believes to be vital to real-world business and management success.

Depending on what your plans are after college, you may want to taking any of these tests, which would require a lot of preparation to pass well.

This post highlights a list of applications available to you on your smart phone, iPad, tablet, or other gadgets that can serve as study aids for your preparation.

1. Pocket GRE Math

This free application, available on Google play, contains a collection of 550+ quantitative aptitude questions and word problems to help you prepare for the math section of the GRE.

The app is categorized into 19 different topics and includes important, must-know formulas for each topic. The questions are of varying levels of difficulty, and solutions are also offered, in detail, to aid students further.

A scratch pad is contained in the app as well, to work out problems.

2. IntelliVocab for GRE and GMAT

Built by students at MIT, this free app boasts of its ability to completely control the learning environment, so that you don’t have to stress over planning your learning approach. All you have to do is interact with the app.

The more you practice its problems, the more the app learns about you, figures out words that are difficult for you, and formulates questions accordingly.

The app offers 300+ words to learn, and a practice session, with words that are customized based on your level of expertise, and your comfort level with the words.

The app also profiles users in its categorization of the “Expert level,” which is determined based on interactions with the words, and the “Commitment level,” which is determined based on the iPhone App/AI engine.

3. Magoosh GRE Prep: Math, Verbal & Writing Videos

Prepare for the GRE with this free app that contains comprehensive video lessons to help students feel more ready for their upcoming GRE.

Created by expert tutors, this app includes introduction lessons explaining the test format, over 200 video lessons (30 hours) covering all three sections of the exam, animated examples and explanations, and a detailed explanation of every concept on the exam.

Magoosh is an online test prep company with a focus on teaching through videos and amazing customer support.

4. LSAT Connect

This free app offers 600+ fully explained questions, five diagnostic tests with detailed statistics, performance analysis, and covers inductive reasoning, arguments, reading comprehension, linear thinking and more.

5. LSATMax

This free app is a required LSAT prep course that offers video lessons created by Harvard Law School alumni with 10 years of LSAT prep experience.

Through the app’s message board community, the instructors can answer all of your questions, and you can practice with eIllustrate - The Video Dictionary

6. Illustrate - The Video Dictionary

This application is free, and is available through various platforms, including the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and the Windows Phone (Lumia).

The app, which is meant to help students studying for the verbal/English sections of the GRE, includes distinct and clearly animated videos with actual conversations to explain the meaning, context and usage of English words. It also includes 7,000+ words covered on the test, as well as a “Word of the day” and “Question of the day” feature.

This easy-to-use app not only helps you to understand the meaning of words, but it also shows you new words whose meanings may be of significant importance to your studying. 

7. PrepGame

This free app, which covers standardized tests such as the GMAT, GRE, SAT and ACT, uses a unique strategy to draw the student in: turning test preparation into a fun game.

While attaining the maximum number of stars, unlocking new levels and beating high scores, you are mastering key tested concepts of the above mentioned standardized tests under time pressure.

The game contains six math topics: properties of integers, absolute value, percents, probability and counting, coordinate geometry and the Venn diagram.
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Top 10 online colleges of 2018: Best value ranking

As technology advances and modern life becomes busier and busier, the demand for online colleges and degrees continues to rise. To meet this demand, more and more colleges and universities across the country are developing and enhancing their bachelors degree online offerings.
                              sr education best value online college
This 2018 comprehensive list of accredited online schools and colleges covers the top 10 online colleges by best value ranking to distance students. Out of the 363 schools researched by SR Education Group, these schools have some of the lowest tuition rates and the strongest academics, and provide a breadth of online programs. These degree programs cover popular subjects such as counseling, nutrition, and social work. Top-ranked University of Central Florida has the second-highest academic strength score at 72% and offers undergraduate and graduate tuition rates under $11,000 per year.

1. University of Central Florida


Undergrad Tuition: $10,866
Grad Tuition: $9,842
Academic Strength: 72%
School Type: Non-Profit
Accreditation: SACS COC

 2. University of Massachusetts - Amherst


Undergrad Tuition: $15,750
Grad Tuition: $6,900
Academic Strength: 76%
School Type: Non-Profit
Accreditation: NEASC CIHE


 3. LeTourneau University


Undergrad Tuition: $10,650
Grad Tuition: $9,075
Academic Strength: 70%
School Type: Non-Profit
Accreditation: SACS COC


 4. University of Alabama


Undergrad Tuition: $10,650
Grad Tuition: $9,375
Academic Strength: 68%
School Type: Non-Profit
Accreditation: SACS COC


 5. University of North Dakota


Undergrad Tuition: $10,911
Grad Tuition: $9,523
Academic Strength: 66%
School Type: Non-Profit
Accreditation: NCA HLC


 6. Arizona State University


Undergrad Tuition: $15,300
Grad Tuition: $9,216
Academic Strength: 69%
School Type: Non-Profit
Accreditation: NCA HLC


 7. West Texas A & M University


Undergrad Tuition: $9,620
Grad Tuition: $7,255
Academic Strength: 61%
School Type: Non-Profit
Accreditation: SACS COC


 8. Northwestern State University of Louisiana


Undergrad Tuition: $9,600
Grad Tuition: $8,550
Academic Strength: 62%
School Type: Non-Profit
Accreditation: SACS COC


 9. Washington State University


Undergrad Tuition: $11,335
Grad Tuition: $9,360
Academic Strength: 63%
School Type: Non-Profit
Accreditation: NWCCU


 10. Regent University Online


Undergrad Tuition: $11,850
Grad Tuition: $11,050
Academic Strength: 65%
School Type: Non-Profit
Accreditation: SACS COC

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Monday, 29 January 2018

10 Best scholarship search tools to help you get Free Money

A Scholarship is a grant or payment made to support a student's education, awarded on the basis of academic or other achievement. For Nigerians or most Africans in general,
Heading off to college abroad accompanies an enormous sticker price.
Fortunately, there are a huge number of grants out there to facilitate the budgetary weight. Indeed, even a little grant can help diminish the sum you take out in student loans. You can discover scholarships that award students for anything from studying computer science to medical courses.
                                                     
In any case, how would you discover these scholarships? To enable you in your mission, here are some of the best scholarship search tools.

1. SCHOLARSHIP MONKEY

On Scholarship Monkey, you’ll find tons of scholarships that are searchable by keyword. Plus, you can create a profile and save scholarships to revisit at a later time.

Scholarship Monkey doesn’t have many navigation filters like some other sites. You’ll have to do a little more surfing to find the right opportunities. But if it saves you money on College Tuition, it is worth it.

2. CHEGG

The Chegg scholarship finder is another great tool that will help you find scholarships for school. If you sign up, you’ll get additional filters to customize your search. But if you prefer, you can get started without one and search by location, GPA, and application type.
You can also narrow the list down to scholarships that don’t require an essay. Chegg also offers a monthly $1,000 grant. To apply, you’ll answer creative questions such as “If you started a company, what would it be and why?”

3. AFCEA.ORG - AFCEA Educational Foundation

On this site you will find various programs including:
- Graduate
- Undergraduate
- Military Personnel
- Working Students

4. TARGETALLROUNDSCHOLARSHIPS.COM

The retail giant Target offers scholarships and grants.These can be found on their website. This is great opportunity to get your foot in the door of a fantastic scholarship.

5. GO TO THE LIBRARY

Don't forget to look for posters announcing various scholarship opportunities posted on bulletin boards at your public library. You can also do searches in the library database to find college scholarships and maybe even find weird scholarships that are based on a unique quality that you may possess.

6. VISIT LOCAL COLLEGE AID OFFICES

Visit your school's financial aid office or any local college aid office to get your hands on complete resources to find college scholarships. Each college should have their own specific resource that include private scholarships just for their school. These scholarships may apply to students from particular regions, students of certain ethnic or religious backgrounds or students interested in specific subjects.

If you are interested in Cosmetology, Medical Assisting or Automotive studies: have no fear; there are scholarships that will work these specific career-focused programs and many others.

7. CHECK WITH YOUR HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNCELLOR

Take advantage of your high school or any local high school's guidance counselor office to get as much scholarship information as you can. Be sure to inquire about scholarships that have been awarded by students in the past. Your high school should keep a record of these and can provide vital information on how the scholarships were won.

8. LOOK LOCALLY TO FIND SCHOLARSHIPS

Contact religious groups, your Chamber of Commerce, local community service organizations, your personal place of business or the businesses of family and friends and your church.

9. NICHE

Check the Niche scholarship search engine for a user-friendly directory with no required sign-up process. One quick tip is the “Easy to Apply” filter. Here, you can search for scholarships that don’t have an essay, GPA, or recommendation requirement.
With such an easy application process, you stand a better chance of getting a scholarship.

10. CAPPEX

Cappex is another huge directory of scholarships with over $11 billion in funding. It offers a frequently updated database, so you can find exactly what you’re looking for.

But Cappex doesn’t just offer a scholarship database. It also gives advice on the college application process, offers college reviews, and provides overviews of different majors.

11. SCHOLARSHIPS.COM

Scholarships.com offers a huge database of grants across the country. In fact, the site has collected over 3.7 million scholarships adding up to $19 billion. To get your hands on some of this cash, create a profile with Scholarships.com. Then, narrow down your search with personalized filters.

Each scholarship will have its own application requirements, but some may have similar requirements so you can use the same materials to apply.

These scholarships do not usually offer huge sums of money, but you have better chance with privately sponsored scholarships than with national scholarships.
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Thursday, 5 October 2017

7 Best Vocabulary Apps for iOS and Android

A vocabulary is a list or collection of words or of words and phrases usually alphabetically arranged and explained or defined Everybody knows basic English these days. So what is it that will make you stand out from the rest of the crowd? When you go to a party or an official meeting, how would you prove that you have an edge over the other people present there? People judge you by the words you use.
                                             Best Vocabulary Apps for iOS and Android
A powerful vocabulary would help you to understand what anybody is saying without the use of a dictionary. But the big question here is, how to improve your vocabulary when you have a busy life with no-time-for-anything-apart-from-work? Thanks to our smartphone, we have a solution. You can download a good vocabulary builder app and use it on-the-go. There is absolutely no need to cram the entire dictionary. Make a smart choice from any of these vocabulary apps for Android and iPhone.

Best Free Vocabulary Apps

1. Merriam-Webster

                                                         Merriam-Webster
This is the best Android app for English language reference, education, and vocabulary building. It is America’s most useful and respected dictionary, optimized for your Android device. It now has new word games! It’s never been more fun to learn new words and test your vocabulary for everyone from English learners to total word nerds. Hundreds of words to test your skills. No internet connection is required to view the definitions or thesaurus (although you do need a connection to view illustrations, hear audio pronunciations, and use voice search).
Download: AndroidiOS

2. IntelliVocab

                                                         IntelliVocab for SAT,GRE,GMAT
IntelliVocab personalizes the English vocabulary learning for competitive exams like SAT, GRE and GMAT. This app is built by students of MIT based on the latest research from MIT Computer Science and Web Semantics Lab.
It uses latest machine learning algorithms and web semantic techniques to collapse billions of possibilities into comprehensible probabilistic profile information, in real-time. It completely controls the learning environment, so that you do not have to plan your learning approach. All you need to do is interact. The more you practice, the more it learns about you and figures out words that are difficult for you. It ensures you achieve the top score competitive exams.
Download: AndroidiOS

Also Read: Top 10 Study Apps for University Students

3. Words With Friends

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Play the World’s Most Popular Mobile Word Game in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese and British English. Words With Friends is the fun, free social word game where your word building skills are tested. Challenge your Facebook friends to a game or make new friends with Smart Match. Play anytime and anywhere to sharpen your skills with offline Solo Play. May the Best Friend Win.™
• CHAT with your friends in-game
• TRACK your performance and improvement with detailed stats
• EXPAND your English vocabulary with Dictionary and Word of the Day 
• CHALLENGE your friends to think and play faster in English with Fast Play
• FIND your best English opponent by browsing players’ profiles in Community Match
• ACCESS your games on your phone, tablet, and computer.
Download:  AndroidiOS

4. Vocabulary.com

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The Vocabulary.com app helps you master words through a fun and addictive game. And it’s powered by the world's smartest, fastest dictionary. From the makers of the award-winning Vocabulary.com website, this app will expand your vocabulary with lightning speed!
Download: AndroidiOS

5. VoLT - Vocabulary Learning

                                                          VoLT - Vocabulary Learning VoLT (Vocabulary Learning Techniques) is an app which will provide you with various innovative techniques to remember difficult English words. People who want to improve their English or the students who are preparing for exams like CAT ,MAT , GMAT , GRE , SAT , SSC, Bank PO, BBA, BBS, BCA, CET, GATE, IAS, IBPS, IELTS, IES, TOEFL, UPSC etc will find volt application extremely valuable because now they don't have to cram those words and will save excessive repetitive efforts required.
Various psychological researches have proved that new information is well retained by our brains if it is associated with some previous information.
Download: Android, Ios

6. Vocabulary Builder

                                                           Vocabulary Builder
Vocabulary Builder is a Study & Practice app of English Language for students preparing for competitive exams.
The app contains hundreds of - 

1. Synonyms
2. Antonyms
3. One word substitutions
4. Homophones & Homonyms
5. Phobias
6. Foreign Words & Phrases
7. Idioms & Phrases
8. Phrasal Verbs
9. Important Words 

along with Objective Type practice sets.

The app is based on the latest examination pattern of IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, SAT, CAT, UPSC, SSC, IBPS, UGC and various other competitive exams.
Download: AndroidIos

7. Magoosh Vocabulary Builder 

                                                      Magoosh Vocabulary Builder
Build your vocabulary with Magoosh's free vocabulary game for your Android phone or tablet. Quiz yourself every day to learn the 1200 most important words!

☞ 1200 vocab words picked by an expert tutor
☞ Audio pronunciation for each of the words in the app
☞ Definitions and example sentences for every word
☞ Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced vocabulary sections
☞ Beat levels to unlock new words
☞ Track your progress as you study

This app gives you free access to all of Magoosh’s general, GRE, SAT, and TOEFL vocab quizzes. Sign in with a Magoosh account (or create a new one) to save your progress to the web.
Download: Android, Ios
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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Google reveals the Android Excellence collection for Fall 2017

In addition to Google Play Awards, handed out yearly since spring 2016 to standouts across a dozen of Android apps and games categories, an Android Excellence program was unveiled a few months ago as another way for the overseers of the world’s top mobile operating system to recognize the platform’s, well, excellence.
                                           Android Excellence collections
According to Google’s introductory Android Developers Blog post, the new collections of exceptional Android apps and games include titles delivering “incredible user experiences”, taking advantage of many of El Goog’s “best practices”, and also featuring “great design, technical performance, localization, and device optimization.”

Google points out that the titles that made it to the list "are noteworthy for adopting the latest Android features." While this is clearly a fairly carefully curated list, Google has not organized the apps and games into a top ten -- at least it is not clear that the app and game (Onefootball -- Football Scores, and Asphalt 8: Airbourne) at the top of the list are considered by Google to be the best, as there is no accompanying editorial copy.

For Android users, the collections provide a great way to discover something new, as well as giving the opportunity to see whether your favorite apps and games are as highly regarded by Google.

Head over to Google Play to check out the Android Excellence Apps and Android Excellence Games.
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Sunday, 24 September 2017

7 Intelligent Apps and Site To Boost Brain Power

Most activities we perform today at our leisure is spent online using our phones, laptops, tablets and so on. There are different categories of time depleting contents found online. However, there are also some very intelligent stuffs. But do you know where to find them?..Well this post would bring them straight to you.
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“There are also studies that show that people who engage in these video games are less likely to develop brain plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Keeping your mind active is as important as physical exercise and these apps can help you stay fit mentally.”

“When you do things in the world, you lay down new neural pathways,” says Dr. Dennis. “The more you do something, the more available that pathway is, so you may be able to use your brain resources more effectively.”

New brainteaser apps show up every day in mobile app stores with claims to improve memory, increase I.Q., or enhance other cognitive skills. They may be fun to play, but how many of them actually work? The goal here after all is to train your brain, not just play video games. Most of the below selections are based on established treatments that have been extensively studied and validated by independent research sources.


1. Peak


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Awarded by Google as one of the Best Android Apps in 2016 
Designed in collaboration with experts in neuroscience, cognitive science and education, Peak makes brain training fun and rewarding. Peak's scientific advisory board includes Bruce E. Wexler, M.D., Professor Emeritus at Yale School of Medicine and Founder & Chief Scientist of C8 Sciences, and Professor Barbara Sahakian FMedSci DSc, Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Cambridge.
It’s time to play smarter and feel sharper with Peak, the app chosen by Google as one of the Best Android Apps in 2016. Join millions of brain trainers worldwide and see what the fuss is all about.
Download on Android and IOS


2. Lumosity


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Used by over 85 million people worldwide, Lumosity offers a comprehensive brain training program with 25+ brain games. Start challenging your Memory, Attention and more today!

Here's what you'll get:
Daily workouts that draw from 25+ brain games to challenge 5 core cognitive abilities.
Workout Modes: carefully curated sets of games that use your training habits and preferences to target different ways to train your brain
Detailed Insights: analysis of your game play that sheds light on your game strengths, weaknesses and cognitive patterns — giving you a deeper understanding of your training.
Download on Android and IOS

3. Elevate


                    
Selected by Google as Editors’ Choice and downloaded more than 15 million times worldwide.
Elevate is a brain training program designed to improve attention, speaking skills, processing speed, memory, math skills, and more. Each person is provided with his or her own personalized training program that adjusts over time to maximize results.

The more you train with Elevate, the more you’ll improve critical cognitive skills that are designed to boost productivity, earning power, and self-confidence. Users who train at least 3 times per week have reported dramatic gains and increased confidence.
Download on Android and IOS

FEATURES

* 40+ brain games for critical cognitive skills like focus, memory, processing, math, precision, and comprehension 
* Detailed performance tracking 
* Personalized daily workouts that include the skills you need most 
* Adaptive difficulty progression to ensure your experience is challenging 
* Workout calendar to help you track your streaks and stay motivated 
* And more!
Download on Android and IOS


4. CogniFit Brain Fitness


                 
Play different brain games to challenge your mind and train your cognitive skills like you never did before! 

  • "Sleek, fun and addictive games designed by neuroscientists" (CNN)
  • "Pretty cool!" (NBC)
  • "The best app to enhance mental power" (International Business Times)
  • "CogniFit leaves you both smart and satisfied" (Free Apps Arcade) 
  • "Looking for an app to improve brain fitness? Look no more" (The iMums) 
  • "CogniFit Brain Fitness is a very cool game that makes you smarter" (appDigity) 
  • "This app is an excellent way to train cognitive skills for users of all ages and is wonderfully simple to use" (The iPhone App Review) 
  • "As far as brain training apps go, CogniFit Brain Fitness is a gem"(iPhoneGlance) 
The CogniFit scientifically validated technology has been developed to provide you with an optimal and personalized brain fitness and is now available on your mobile! 
Download on Android and IOS


5. Fit Brains Trainer


                        Fit Brains Trainer
Fit Brains Trainer has been ranked the #1 education app in over 90 countries. Download it's free trial brain training app and join 18 million installers. Fit Brains Trainer is an award-winning personalized brain games app that challenges you to perform at your best. It's brain fitness system has 60+ fun games, 500+ workout sessions & in-depth performance reports. Play the widest variety of brain games. Discover an easy and quick way to stimulate your mind. Download for FREE trial now! You’ll love the results.
Download on Android and IOS


6. Personal Zen


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Personal Zen is one of the best apps that has been designed to reduce stress and anxiety by brain. This app allows you to focus on positive aspects and thus reduces stress. Anyone can play the games designed in this app and this will reduce the overall stress by playing game 15-20 minutes per day.

In this app, you follow two animated characters. One of the characters looks calm and friendly while the other character looks rude and angry. The background is full of grass which gives the sign of natural beauty and helps in reducing stress level. With Personal Zen app you just focus on positivity and ignore the negativity. This app directs you to move from negative to positive. With positivity your brain will work more efficiently and quickly. Personal Zen is available for iPhone, iPod, iPad users.
Download on Android and IOS


7. Information Is Beautiful (Web): When Graphs Are Better Than Words


                                  Intelligent Apps and Site-informationisbeautiful
Who says you can only learn things by reading? Information Is Beautiful is a data-driven site that puts important numbers and figures into gorgeous infographics.
It’s a new way of looking at information, and more often than not it will register in your memory. It can be a map of what every country is the best at or a summary of all the medical conditions you’re at risk of. Admit it, if you read this as lines upon lines of text, you might get bored or not read it at all.

Use the menu bar at the top left of the site to check out recent, popular, and interactive infographics. Some of them are as gorgeous as the interactive mini-sites made by the BBC.
These sites are excellent choices for when you want to grow your intelligent.

Have something to add to this list? Share with us in comments. 
Read: 5 Free Workout Apps and Sites To keep you Fit and Healthy
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5 Best Mobile insurance Apps

Insurance is a means of protection from financial loss. It is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of an unexpected, uncertain loss.
                                         5 Best Mobile insurance Apps
An entity which provides insurance is known as an insurer, insurance company, or insurance carrier. A person or entity who buys insurance is known as an insured or policyholder.

Every insurance company these days has some insurance related apps for smartphones. They make it easy to apply, renew, or manage your insurances. These apps can also let you insure your valuable memories like important photos and files for future use which may be helpful. So, this list contains some of the best insurance apps for smartphones.
Insurance is a means of protection from financial loss. It is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of an unexpected, uncertain loss.

An entity which provides insurance is known as an insurer, insurance company, or insurance carrier. A person or entity who buys insurance is known as an insured or policyholder.

Every insurance company these days has some insurance related apps for smartphones. They make it easy to apply, renew, or manage your insurances. These apps can also let you insure your valuable memories like important photos and files for future use which may be helpful. So, this list contains some of the best insurance apps for smartphones.


1. Liberty Mutual’s Home Gallery App

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Liberty Mutual Gallery app helps you quickly and easily build a virtual inventory of your belongings.

With Home Gallery app, simply start snapping photos or scanning barcodes as you move through your rooms and assign details to each item right on your Android phone. Soon you’ll have a complete, accurate list of all your belongings, including their pictures and receipts. Everything is conveniently stored on your Android phone, and you can easily export your inventory via email as an attached file. Liberty Mutual respects your privacy and will not access this information.

With Home Gallery app, you can:
● Add photos and details for up to three properties
● Quickly take multiple photos of your belongings
● Add item details or scan item barcode for images and descriptions
● Capture an item by importing photos from your Android phone
● Catalog each item by room and/or by category
● Assign purchase price, purchase date, and/or add receipt to each item
● Quickly browse a virtual gallery of your belongings
● Export your inventory as a CSV file or PDF with images.


2. GEICO Mobile

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GEICO Includes many tools that allow you to manage your insurance needs with ease even before you are a GEICO customer. You can begin a new quote or even pull up and review a previous one. You can even start a policy from the app easily. When you’re in a bind, keep GEICO Mobile in mind! Should you get into an accident, it will guide you to collect the necessary information immediately.


3. GoodRide® by Allstate®

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GoodRide is the FREE motorcycle app that helps you keep track of all the details about your ride so you can log more time on the road. It lets you track miles, routes, maintenance items, and share it all with your social networks. Planning trips and storing repairs has never been easier, so you can get the most out of your ride – even if you're not an Allstate customer.
Check out these great features:
Log Your Ride Track your route, time, and miles for each ride. Add comments, photos, and store it right in the app.
Share Your Ride Easily share your ride on Facebook and Twitter.
Plan a Ride From a comprehensive rider checklist to local weather and gas, GoodRide helps you prepare before you hit the road.
Maintenance Log Keep track of every oil change, new battery, fresh tires, and more. Set alerts when service is due to keep your bike in top condition.
Parts Catalog Keep a tally of the new or aftermarket parts that you add to your ride.


4. Progressive Insurance


Here are some things you can do with the Progressive App: 
· View coverages, discounts, ID cards, documents, and policy details.
· Report and add photos to a claim.
· Pay your bill by credit card, debit card, or checking account.
· View your billing history and upcoming payment schedule.
· See your progress in Snapshot®.
· Quote or make a policy change.
· Request roadside assistance, exactly when you need it most.
· Take and submit photos of documents that we've requested from you.
· Get in touch with your agent and claims rep.
· Start an auto insurance quote—and then buy online.


5. MetLife Infinity

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MetLife Infinity allows you to create a digital legacy and share memories with the people who matter most to you. You can create collections and upload photos, videos and documents 
that you wish to share with friends and family right now or at some point in the future.

If I missed any great car insurance apps, please let me know in the comments! You can also check out Top 10 Android Apps you MUST Have on Your Phone Today!
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