Study Aids

Self-directed learning is what H-B is all about. Make use of these tools to rise to academic challenges.  Watch this page grow in Spring, 2022:

  • A study skills/ learning styles inventory is in students’ Naviance accounts. (Can take just once in APS career. Use the personalized results to build your best study environment and habits.)
  • Time management tips.
  • ADHD and ADD:  APS’s Resources for accommodating Attention Deficit Disorder.
  • Calendars and planning tips: Ask Tyler or your TA or Maggie in the library to show you how to set up Canvas to provide you a calendar that YOU populate with your personal activities and that aggregates your calendar events.
  • Canvas notifications and In-Box (Make use of the First Day of School Training related to “notifications” settings.  Open and regularly check your Canvas in-box for messages from teachers.)
  • Graphic organizers:  Do a google search for “Graphic Organizers” AND writing     (or science or topic)
  • Quizlet can help you make flash cards, study games
  • How to take notes/ Cornell notetaking method:
  • Note-taking and outlining tool:  NoodleTools (use for research projects or for outlining your textbook) Intro.
  • Resilience: consider how to be a “Thriver” with resources related to Dr. Michele Borba’s book.
  • Test prep tips: coming soon.  Use paper or Powerpoint or Google Slides and COLOR to re-organize notes and terms from study sheets and assignments, and annotate or mind-map important concepts.
  • Test taking tips:  coming soon.
  • Timeline tool inside our World Book database can help you study causes, effects, historical context.
  • Outlines of information to help study: look topic up in the database World Book Advanced.
  • Video, animated explanations: review academic concepts with BrainPop at “MyAccess,” Discovery Education in “MyAccess” list, Gale databases for clips, or look up your topic at YouTube. Look up your topic in the Gale Databases to find reference articles that overview the topic and highlight vocabulary terms. The Gale Databases can be searched for content at different reading levels and that have a built-in translator.
  • Email: Consider consolidating or differentiating e-mail addresses, including the G-mail that HS students now receive. Regularize your review and prioritization of those information streams.  Ask for help from a techy pal to auto-forward emails into one stream that aggregates them (if that is a good choice for you.)
  • Calming Room and other Mindfulness Resources:  inside the Teen Health and Wellness database.