Study Memory App for iPhone & iPad

iStock_000019051929XSmalliFlipTips is a new flip/flash card multi-media study app for iPhone and iPad that can help you study more efficiently with less effort. Using a flashcard-style of learning, iFlipTips can help you revise for exams, complete assignments and keep all your study notes in one place.

1. iFlipTips encourages different styles of learning

One of the most helpful features of iFlipTips is that it caters for different learning styles. We all learn in different ways: some of us by doing, some of us by watching, some of us by reading, and others by hearing. The iTips-ideas can help people from any of these categories and it offers a flexible way to make the most of your learning style. You can use the app to record audio clips, include a picture with the tip to encourage memory by association, and utilize a variety of memory tools that will help you remember what you’re learning more effectively than simply writing the information down or reading it from a book.

2. It makes ideas understandable

Based on traditional 3×5 flashcards, iFlipTips is perfect for breaking down complex ideas and theories into separate, more manageable pieces of information. This enables you to approach your learning step-by-step and ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of what it is you’re studying. Whether you’re learning verbal ideas or scientific and mathematic equations, you can use iFlipTips to perfect your understanding one step at a time, leaving you more confident in your ability to communicate your knowledge in an exam or assignment.

3. It contains a question and answer format so you can test yourself

Once you’ve understood and learned what you’re studying, you can test your knowledge using part of the app called iFlipCards. This allows you to create question and answer cards so you can see what you’ve learned. Like the iTips-Ideas cards, the questions and answers can be written as text, recorded as audio or video, or presented as an image. Likewise, the answer can be recorded in written, visual, audio or video format, depending on what style of learning suits you best. This means that you can use iFlipTips not only to prepare for written exams, but also to ready yourself for viva examinations too.

IMG_27874. iFlipTips can be used for individual ideas or larger concepts

iFlipTips is a versatile app, and you can use the iFlipCards and iTips-Ideas cards to study individual items, or larger concepts. Whether you need to learn vocabulary and phrases for a Spanish exam, an exercise workout plan or study up on the American Civil War for a history assignment, you can tailor the cards to suit your study needs. The different mediums available when recording information are particularly helpful for learning languages, as you can use iFlipTips to perfect your accent as well as the more technical aspects of vocabulary and grammar.

5. Once you’ve written cards you can save them for easy retrieval

As well as offering multiple styles of learning, iFlipTips trumps traditional 3×5 cards in another way: organization. Using the app, you can store your iFlipCards and iTips-Ideas cards in folders on your phone, so you have easy access to them when you need them. Gone are the days of losing or forgetting your study notes; instead, you can create your very own filing system within the app so you can access notes and quizzes with just a few taps.

Good green and say good bye to paper cards.

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Bully Movie – Cyberbullying – The Darker Side of Social Networking

This is another view on cyberbulling by a guest blogger to get another set of eyes and views on this critical issue.

The internet, and particularly the rise of social networking, has helped people all over the globe connect. This increased ease of communication, however, has its dark side, demonstrated by the dramatic rise in instances of cyberbullying or cyber-bulling.

What is CyberBullying?

An unknown word until recently, cyberbullying describes harassment via a digital medium, such as a social network, email, chat board or even text message. Victims and perpetrators of cyberbulling are usually children or teenagers – once adults are involved, it becomes cyber-harassment.

Cyberbullying covers a huge spectrum of behavior, from ‘minor’ instances, that might involve a a few teasing text messages, to full-blown campaigns of humiliation and torment that have led teens to attempt or commit suicide. Cyberbullies might carry out all the bullying themselves, or they might enlist the help of others, who – knowingly or not – help them with their campaign.

How CyberBullying Affects Children

Cyberbullying has all the effects that in-person emotional bullying has on children. Arguably, these effects can be worse with cyber-bullying, as children often hide it from parents, teachers and friends through fear of humiliation, and because they’ve been threatened by the bullies. Cyberbullying is rarely just one message, email or text. Instead, bullying campaigns can go on for months, even years.

As the bullying is digital, it might also be anonymous, which can make it very difficult to find and stop the bully. Perpetrators have also been known to pose as other children, leaving them difficult to identify.

Several prominent cyber-bullying cases have made national headlines in recent years. In March 2012, a Maryland teenager left messages on social networking site Reddit, threatening to commit suicide if her school didn’t do something to stop her cyber-bully. In the same month, a student was convicted of a cyberbullying campaign that led to his roommate’s suicide in 2010.

How to Respond to Cyber-Bullies

Every cyberbullying case is different and will need to be treated differently. Cyberbullying victims should always keep a copy of messages they received, as this could be used as proof later. However, they shouldn’t respond to the bully, no matter what they say or do, and should try and block the bully from contacting them. Telling the victim’s school and potentially even taking legal action could cause the bully to stop. During and after bullying cases, it’s important that victims receive appropriate counseling to help them deal with the situation.

Where to Find Help

As agencies, communities and companies start to realize just how pervasive and damaging cyber-bullying is, more groups are coming together to raise awareness and encourage young people to take action to stop cyber-bullying. MTV recently teamed up with the phenomenally popular Angry Birds app, offering users the chance to unlock a hidden level in “Angry Birds in Space” if they spread the word about MTV’s anti-bullying campaign.

A cyberbully can have many different motivations for their behavior, and both victims and perpetrators of the bullying need help and support. If you or someone you know is affected by cyberbullying, or if you would like to learn more, the following resources offer support and advice:

–  Stop Bullying is a national resource that provides advice and guidance to everyone who might be affected by cyberbullying, including schools and parents, and also run a 24-hour hot line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

–  Stomp Out Bullying is a resource specifically for teenagers, raising awareness and running campaigns to try and stop bullying.

–  For parents, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center gives advice and information on how to support bullied children.

“Bully” the movie tracks five students who faced daily bullying, and has sparked The Bully Project, which offers information to students, parents and teachers.

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College Student Safety Apps

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As the need to protect staff, students, customers, visitors and others increases, there is a corresponding need for mobile apps to add some level of notification and emergency communication.

Click here for Top-10 Tips for Personal & Peer Safety in School, Business, Campus and Public Settings.

collegeconfessionsOne of the key issues is reaching out to fellow peers in high school, college, business and other setting to offer help and support.

iPeerSafe is a personal and peer safety and social networking alert and chatting app allowing users to add text, images and audio recordings for iPhone, iPad or iTouch.

Key features:

– Personal Panic Alarm with posting text, images, color-coding priorities and audio recordings to Facebook, Twitter, email and emergency calling

– Broadcast Alert with text, images, audio recordings and color-coded highlights to all users in same school

– Class Assignment feature for class work projects and collaboration as well as teacher-student chatting

– School/college peer, group, parent and global chatting

– Journal-Diary – private and shareable notepads on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram and Email as well as doodlepad graphics tool

– Weather from local area

– Calendar with more than 70 icons to indicate type of meeting and reminders

Please visit http://ipeersafe.com/ for tips, applications and ideas
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– Broadcast Alert with text, images, audio recordings and color-coded highlights to all users in same school or business.
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– Personal Panic Alarm with posting text, images, color-coding priorities and audio recordings to Facebook, Twitter, email and emergency calling

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– School/college peer, group, parent and global chatting

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– Class Assignment feature for class work projects and collaboration as well as teacher-student chatting.
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– Journal-Diary – private and shareable notepads on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram and Email as well as doodlepad graphics tool
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– Calendar with more than 70 icons to indicate type of meeting and reminders

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