English is not my first language so I use Google translator to help me quickly find the translation for unknown words. It is not always right but you can use the dictionary and there is way of listening to the word. I sometimes put the word back into the left side to see what happens – Google can be set to automatically recognise the language you want and remembers your choice so when you return to the page it is very quick.
“I have a Kindle – it means I read books anywhere even at times that I can’t carry extra books!” Andrew
The smallest and lightest 6 inch Kindle 4 allows you to download Word and PDF files, has an onscreen keyboard controlled by the middle 5-way controller button, dictionary and built in wifi for downloading books or other files. Font sizes can be changed but there is no text to speech.
“When I have an idea for a project or something like that, I email it to myself in order to make sure that I remember it later or when I need to search for an answer to some question etc…” student
There is an online service called Nudgemail that allows you to send email reminders without signing in or having to open your own email account if you are parted from your own technologies for any length of time!
The company has put up a Nudgemail YouTube video that explains how you can sort out your timely reminders or link it up with Google Calendar.
“Google Calendar helps me remember things that I need to do and manage my time. By setting up reminders via email or from the calendar when I am online I can choose in advance how much warning I might need.” Bobby (MSc Web Technology)
“I use Evernote for making checklists. If I have a large piece of coursework or many subjects areas to revise. I break each task down, make a list and tick off each task as I complete it. There is always a sense of satisfaction when looking at a list full of ticks!”