Apps and E-Resources

Selected Electronic Resources for Study Help

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Some students find recording and taking notes on laptops or other devices quite useful. As a courtesy, ask the instructor’s permission if you plan to do this. Recordings are only for personal use. Instructors hold intellectual rights to lecture materials and you may not post audio or video from class to any outlet (Facebook, email, etc.) without their permission.

Note taking software – available free via MMA ’s Microsoft software agreement

  • For PC and Mac computers: Microsoft OneNote (comes with the Microsoft Office 365 suite)
    – Record audio and notes in the same document. See this videos (and others) for help:
    “Microsoft OneNote Tutorial” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E3eC2HfQJ0&t=0s

Smart pens

Some students use smart pens to write notes and record lectures. We recommend the Neosmartpen system; watch the video at the site below to see it in a class setting. Even students who struggle to take notes can use the system very effectively.

Smart phones and tablets

Smart phones and tablets also do excellent recording and can sync to note taking apps. Here are a few recording apps; many exist – find your own favorite!

Study planner apps (or try your MMA FirstClass email calendar!)

Electronic flashcards