Showing posts with label study boost. Show all posts
Showing posts with label study boost. Show all posts

Friday, November 8, 2013

Studying Through Text Messages

Here's a fun challenge to give to students and most adults; try to wait ten minutes before looking at your phone when you hear your text message notification. It's a difficult challenge for most people. Study Boost knows this and is trying to leverage that compulsion to check text messages in order to make studying a part of students' text messaging habit.

Here's how it works; students sign-up on Study Boost and link their favorite IM service or SMS (mobile number) to their Study Boost accounts. Then students create batches of questions or find batches of questions made by others. After creating and or selecting batches of questions students "activate" those questions. Activating a batch of questions means that those questions will be sent via IM or SMS at intervals specified by the student. Students answer the questions and get feedback via IM or SMS.

Watch the video below to learn more about Study Boost.


Applications for Education
Study Boost could be a good service for students to use to study on the go. Using Study Boost students traveling for club or sports activities need to only take their mobile devices with them study. As a teacher you can register and submit batches of questions that your students can study. Or students can create their own sets of questions to study.

Before you have students use Study Boost, you may want to consult with their parents to get permission for using the service. Study Boost is free to use as long as you have an unlimited text messaging plan within the United States. 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Best of 2011 So Far - Study Boost

Now that my school year is over I'm taking a short fly fishing vacation. The posts for the rest of the week highlight my favorite resources of 2011 so far.

Students use instant messaging and text messaging to communicate with each other all day long. Study Boost knows this and is trying to leverage that student habit to make studying a part of students' text and IM habits.

Here's how it works; students sign-up on Study Boost and link their favorite IM service or SMS (mobile number) to their Study Boost accounts. Then students create batches of questions or find batches of questions made by others. After creating and or selecting batches of questions students "activate" those questions. Activating a batch of questions means that those questions will be sent via IM or SMS at intervals specified by the student. Students answer the questions and get feedback via IM or SMS.

Watch the video below to learn more about Study Boost.


Applications for Education
Study Boost could be a good service for students to use to study on the go. Using Study Boost students traveling for club or sports activities need to only take their mobile devices with them study. As a teacher you can register and submit batches of questions that your students can study. Or students can create their own sets of questions to study.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Study Boost Adds Useful Options for the End of the School Year

Study Boost is a service designed to help students study through the use of text messaging and instant messaging. I originally reviewed the service shortly after it went public. Since then Study Boost has added a couple of useful features just in time for the end of the academic school year.

Study Boost recently added the option for student users to combine sets or batches of questions into one or more larger sets. If they have been creating small batches of study material along the way, this new batch combination option could be very useful in preparing for final exams. The other new option that grabbed my attention is the option to embed batches of study questions into your blog or website. If you maintain a classroom blog or website you could post review material for your students.

Watch the video below to learn more about Study Boost.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Study Boost - Study Through IM and Text

Students use instant messaging and text messaging to communicate with each other all day long. Study Boost knows this and is trying to leverage that student habit to make studying a part of students' text and IM habits.

Here's how it works; students sign-up on Study Boost and link their favorite IM service or SMS (mobile number) to their Study Boost accounts. Then students create batches of questions or find batches of questions made by others. After creating and or selecting batches of questions students "activate" those questions. Activating a batch of questions means that those questions will be sent via IM or SMS at intervals specified by the student. Students answer the questions and get feedback via IM or SMS.

Watch the video below to learn more about Study Boost.


Applications for Education
Study Boost could be a good service for students to use to study on the go. Using Study Boost students traveling for club or sports activities need to only take their mobile devices with them study. As a teacher you can register and submit batches of questions that your students can study. Or students can create their own sets of questions to study.