Yes! You can be more Organized!
YES, YOU CAN BE MORE ORGANIZED WITH YOUR HOMEWORK
1. Have a planner to write down your assignments, projects, tests, quizzes.
2. Consider color coding each so it helps you to prioritize each
Use your cell phone/iphone apps
1. Use your CALENDAR to keep track of important dates,
2. Use your NOTES or MESSAGEs to remind yourself of next steps for each subject
If your teacher says ok
3. USE VOICE RECORDER FOR CLASS TO REMEMBER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
4. TAKE PICS WITH YOUR CELL CAMERA OF IMPORTANT THINGS ON YOUR PHONE
5. USE YOUR PHONE CALCULATOR
6. USE YOUR ALARM TO HELP YOU REMEMBER TO BE ON TIME FOR CLASS, TO STUDY, OR TO TIME YOURSELF IN GIVING A PRESENTATION.
Other apps to consider:
Dictation for iOS
Got an iPhone 4S or 5 or an iPad 3 in your backpack? Dictation, a feature that allows you to speak instead of typing, is built right in. Siri lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls*, and more. Ask Siri to do things just by talking the way you talk. Siri understands what you say, knows what you mean, and even talks back.
Dragon Dictation Easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.
Firefox with add-ons
If you use the web browser Firefox (a free download) you’ll want to check out this set of add-ons that offer features like text-to-speech, dictionaries and more to make your internet browsing easier.
GMAIL & Google Calendar
A free email account that comes with a text-to-speech reader, spell check, built-in organization systems including Google Calendar, which allows you to keep track of multiple responsibilities and plan a schedule. Google Desktop makes searching your computer as easy as searching the web with Google. It's a desktop search application that provides full text search over your email, files, music, photos, chats, Gmail, web pages that you've viewed, and more. By making your computer searchable, Desktop puts your information easily within your reach and frees you from having to manually organize your files, emails and bookmarks.
HelpRead automatically reads aloud text from the computer’s clipboard.
This application highlights and reads text aloud on the web. Created by textHELP.
This is a free service that allows you to have 30 reminder calls each month. You can set the service up to call to remind you about medication, appointments, and other important activities of daily living.
This program is an easy to use calendar to keep track of your schedule, by the creators of Firefox.
Microsoft Built-In Accessibility
Ease of Access Center
Windows 7, Vista, and XP include built-in accessibility settings and programs that make it easier to see, hear, and use the computer. Accessibility features in Windows include: speech recognition and text-to-speech; magnifier; on-screen keyboard; keyboard shortcuts; sticky and filter keys; and visual notifications.
Nancy Frede is an ESE Educational professional who works with students from Prek - Grade 12 to learn how to succeed in the classroom making better choices for their future college and careers. Nancy is active in local libraries, youth programs and schools in southwest Florida and CT working with both teachers and students to be more successful in their daily life. Her fees are geared to those who are financially challenged. Please email Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508/380-3737.