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Study Blue

What it is: Study Blue is a very handy study tool for high-school and college students that works the way they do.  Students can use it to store notes and create flashcards.  Study materials are then accessible anywhere that students have an internet connection and even from their phone.  Best of all, it is free to sign up and get started!  Study Blue helps students study more efficiently by keeping track of what students have already mastered, and what they still need work on.  This makes studying focused and productive.  Students can easily create flashcards based on their notes and use those flashcards to study online or from their phone.  Study Blue is logically organized (by class) making keeping track of study materials easy.  Students can invite classmates to add to the notes or study materials from within Study Blue. Students can even upload notes they have taken outside of Study Blue. As students are creating flashcards and notes, they can enter text, audio recordings, and images. Even better, Study Blue has a library of special characters that can be inserted into notes and flashcards-perfect for math and language studying.

How to integrate Study Blue into the classroom: What makes Study Blue so brilliant, is the way that it works for students.  The features within Study Blue are robust enough to stay up with students needs, but simple enough that it will get used often.  Study Blue is a must-recommend to students. I love the way that Study Blue pays attention to what has already been mastered, and works with students to strengthen study habits.  The ability to share within Study Blue means that students can work together to share resources, collaborate, and tackle their studying.  It may be worth creating a teacher account to share lecture notes with students via Study Blue.   Study Blue is a great way to help your students stay organized, and make the most of their study time in a way that makes sense for them.  It is flexible enough to work for any student!

Tips: Students will need an email address to sign up for an account on Study Blue.  Study Blue is a free service to use, they also have an upgrade version that lets students compare notes with others, print notes, combine flash card decks, etc.

Please leave a comment and share how you are using Study Blue in your classroom

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  1. I have introduced this site to my class and to my school. Here are some serious considerations for incorporation:

    Study Blue Considerations in a 6-12 setting:
    • Strictly collaborative
    o All notes, cards, etc. are sharable with others
    o Not class driven, but student driven for students
    o Very usable as a class/department if set up properly
    • Mass registrations are a nightmare in a computer lab
    o Doesn’t like yahoo addresses very much
    o Tends to only register about ½ the students without issues, then will continually bounce some students. If possible, have students register at home for homework or register a few at a time in advance of your project introduction.
    • Make sure students follow the same pathway to register for a class, otherwise, you have multiple classes established based on the multiple pathways.
    o Departmental considerations – History – or World History
    o Class Name
    o Professor
    o If students establish multiple pathways, just have them add the other class to their rosters… 🙂

    Love this program…. See amazing potential!

  2. Debra thank you so much for these important thoughts about how Study Blue has been working for you. I really appreciate the perspective!

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