Nine Great Search Tools and Extensions for Students

9 Great Search Tools Extensions for Students

Looking for Something to Do This Summer?

Found a great new app that I thought would come in real handy especially for those of you out there that need help with basic math facts. In my opinion, the best part of playing this game is it will decrease the amount of time it takes to do basic math facts which in turn will make your math homework take less time.  That’s a win-win in my book.

This app can only be downloaded onto a phone but the good news is it is free!  Check it out by clicking here!

 

Do You Have What it Takes to Succeed?

Want to be rich?  It turns out that I.Q. is not necessarily a correct predictor on how rich a person will be when they grow up.  So what is? Personality!  In other words, according to this study, if a person want to be rich when he/she grows up then he/she has to be willing to work hard.

UC School Rankings

University of California, Berkely

Ranked #4 out of top 150 universities in the world

 

University of California, Davis

Ranked #55 out of top 150 universities in the world
School of Management: Ranked #42
School of Education: Ranked #36
College of Engineering: Ranked #34
School of Law: Ranked #39
School of Medicine: Ranked #45
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing: Ranked #52

University of California, Irvine

Ranked #47 out of top 150 universities in the world
Paul Merage School of Business: Ranked #44
School of Education: Ranked #25
Henry Samueli School of Engineering: Ranked #37
School of Law: Ranked #28
School of Medicine: Ranked #48

University of California, Los Angeles

Ranked #12 out of top 150 universities in the world
Anderson School of Management: Ranked #15
School of Education and Information Studies: Ranked #3
Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science: Ranked #16
David Geffen School of Medicine: Ranked #11

University of California, Riverside

A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management: Ranked #93
Graduate School of Education: Ranked #72
Bourns College of Engineering: Ranked #67

University of California, San Diego

Ranked #14 out of top 150 universities in the world
Rady School of Management: Ranked #82
Department of Education Studies: Ranked #62
Jacobs School of Engineering: Ranked #13
School of Medicine: Ranked #18

University of California, San Francisco

Ranked #18 out of top 150 universities in the world
School of Medicine: #4
Note: UCSF school of nursing was in the top 10 for all nursing programs, but due to an administration “oversight” the school was not included in the ranking, according to the University of California.

University of California, Santa Barbara

Ranked #41 out of top 150 universities in the world

 

University of California, Santa Cruz

Ranked #93 out of top 150 universities in the world
Education Department: Ranked #101
Jack Baskin School of Engineering: Ranked #85

How to Study, Part 2

Read How to Study, Part 1 here.

Okay, you are ready to sit down and actually study.  So how do you do it?

1. Flashcards are a great way to memorize information fast. You don’t need fancy card stock to make them.  Simply cut regular paper into squares, write the information you need to memorize and start learning. A great online flashcard tool, that even has a free phone app, is Quizlet.  Quizlet allows you to study other student’s quizzes or you can make your own. Don’t like Quizlet?  Click here to check it out.  There are many other apps and websites that do the same thing.  Comment below if you use something different.

2.  Trying to memorize information quickly?  Write it down, over and over again.  Sometimes writing items down many times helps your brain remember the information better and faster.

3.  Use acronyms to help remember large sets of information.  For example, PEMDAS helps us remember order of operations in math.

4.  Explain the information you are trying to learn to a friend, parent, even your dog.  When you say information out loud it makes your brain make connections to the information.

Do you have a way to study that works for you?  Share in the comment section.

Looking for a Good Technology Job?

10. SCRUM MASTER

A scrum master teaches and coaches a development team so that the team can be more productive and make a better product.  The scrum master does not manage the team but instead helps the team to self-manage.
Median base salary: $95,167
Number of job openings: 2,072

9. SYSTEMS ARCHITECT

A systems architect is an Information Technology professional who creates networking and computer systems for a company.  The professional is responsible for creating, operating, and supporting the technology system used by a business.
Median base salary: $97,873
Number of job openings: 1,167

8. USER EXPERIENCE (UX) MANAGER

Median base salary: $98,353
Number of job openings: 263

7. INFORMATION-TECHNOLOGY (IT) PROGRAM MANAGER

An IT program manager runs a company’s IT department. Unlike an Information Technology Architect that creates the entire business’ system
Median base salary: $98,883
Number of job openings: 250

6. DATA ARCHITECT

A data architect finds ways to collect and keep important information to help a business succeed.
Median base salary: $102,091
Number of job openings: 1,438

5. SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT

A solutions architect works on projects and is responsible for the overall design of the company’s websites and/or product. They also meet with clients, to help create new company designs and products.
Median base salary: $102,678
Number of job openings: 4,174

4. SOFTWARE ARCHITECT

A software architect puts together a software system. They don’t have to be expert programmers but they must understand how the software works and which software is best for the solutions they are looking for.
Median base salary: $104,754
Number of job openings: 1,147

3. INFORMATION-TECHNOLOGY ARCHITECT

An Information Technology architect designs ways to upgrade an organization’s computer systems.
Median base salary: $105,303
Number of job openings: 250

2. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING MANAGER

A software engineering manager heads a team of engineers that maintains and creates software.
Median base salary: $109,350
Number of job openings: 1,011

1. APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

An application development manager maintains business operations by keeping tabs on the company’s software. They also maintain, support, and upgrade existing software systems and applications essential to the business.

Median base salary: $112,045
Number of job openings: 516

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Think You Can’t Do Much because You’re a Kid?

Think Again!

If you have ever feel like you are just a kid and can’t do anything than you need to read this article.  It turns out even kids have done some pretty great things.  Keep reading to find out more.

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great became ruler when he was only 16 years old.  At 18 he began expanding the Roman Emperor by conquering lands from Greece to India. He was in charge of one of the largest ancient empires of all time and he never lost a battle.

Nadia Comeneci

At 14 years old, Nadia won the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada as the first gymnast to score a perfect score.  In total, she won five Olympic medals as a gymnast.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart was just 5 years old when he wrote his first piece.  With the help of his father, he wrote his first symphony when he was just 8 years old.  He created over 600 pieces of music in his lifetime.

Blaise Pascal

When Blaise was 12 years old he started studying geometry.  At 19 he began making a hand held calculator in 1642.  He was a successful mathematician, philosopher and physicist.

Mary Shelly

When Mary was 18 years old a group of friends challenged each other to tell ghost stories.  This inspired Ms. Shelly to write “Frankenstein.” The book was published two years later, when she was 20 years old.

Take inspiration from these awesome kids and see what you can do!

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