1. You get access to thousands of free courses on math, art & humanities, computing, science, or economics. 2. The app offers quizzes, challenges and tests, complete with step-by-step hints.
Khan Academy is a leading nonprofit organization delivering free tools and online classes for everyone who wants to learn and improve.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a student, a teacher, or a parent helping your first grader, once you sign in to Khan Academy, you get access to thousands of free courses (mainly in a form of short videos) on math, art & humanities, computing, science & engineering, or economics.
The Khan Academy app for iPad and iPhone is one of the most popular in Education category. Besides videos, it offers in-depth articles in algebra, statistics, biology, microeconomics, finance, or art history, among others.
You can also find in the app lots of quizzes, challenges and tests that come complete with step-by-step hints and instant feedback.
As the app has to handle many videos, it’s good to download them while you are connected to the fast internet. You can then watch your bookmarked content easily when you are offline.
There is so much to choose from that some users find it difficult to what to start with.
This app has helped me so much in college when I didn’t understand concepts and formulas. I don’t know why people are complaining about not seeing their progress on this app or that it lacks in depth because Khan Academy isn’t supposed to be a replacement for a class.
– App Store review
Benefits: A knowledge hub with thousands of classes delivered in a friendly way; offline mode; progress synced with the user’s account. Compatibility: iPhone, iPad. Price: Free.
Based on recommendations from top tech sites and customer reviews.
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Innovative pillow stand – great for hands-free use
An improved version of a popular Lamicall tablet pillow comes now with a side pocket for a digital pen or small accessories. The stand is two-sided, with three angles on each side. It’s made of durable materials and is available in five fashionable colors.
A high-capacity and lightweight power bank with intelligent LED display and three built-in charging cables: micro USB, USB-C, and Lightning. A hand strap doubles as one of the charging cables. No more cable mess!
Portfolio tablet case with accessories compartment
This customer favorited case bag from Tomtoc is compatible with all tablets up to 11 inches. It has passed the Military Standard Drop Test, and comes with an internal mesh pocket for accessories. Available in over ten colors.
Let positive energy into your life with this vintage “Joy Forever” design using the 1960s font face and bright colors. Available on t-shirts, sweatshirts, long sleeves, tote bags, throw pillows, and iPhone cases among others.
Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind
by 99U & Jocelyn K. Glei
The world we work in today is not the world of Michelangelo, of Marie Curie, of Ernest Hemingway, or even of Paul Rand. It is a new world, empowered and entranced by the rapid-fire introduction of new technologies—a world where our metaphysical front door is always open, where anyone can whisper in our ear, where a “room of one’s own” no longer means you’re all alone.
Creative minds are exceedingly sensitive to the buzz and whir of the world around them, and we now have to contend with a constant stream of chirps, pings, and alerts at all hours of the day. As these urgent demands tug us this way and that, it becomes increasingly difficult to find a centered space for creativity.
Taking stock of this challenging new landscape, 99U’s Manage Your Day-to-Day assembles insights around four key skill sets you must master to succeed: building a rock-solid daily routine, taming your tools (before they tame you), finding focus in a distracted world, and sharpening your creative mind.
Dedicating a chapter to each of these focus areas, we invited a group of seasoned thought leaders and creatives—Seth Godin, Stefan Sagmeister, Tony Schwartz, Gretchen Rubin, Dan Ariely, Linda Stone, Steven Pressfield, and others—to share their expertise. Our goal was to come at the problems and struggles of this new world of work from as many angles as possible.
Because we each have a unique set of strengths, weaknesses, and sensitivities, it is impossible to prescribe a single approach that will work for everyone. The right solution for you will always be personal—an idiosyncratic combination of strategies based on your own work demands, habits, and preferences.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
– Elbert Hubbard –
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Innovative pillow stand for hands-free use
From Lamicall comes a brand-new pillow stand with an “open jaw” design, a stylus holder, and a large pocket for your phone or charger. A perfect tablet or e-reader stand for hands-free use: reading, watching, or video calls.