I don’t have an iPad or a tablet or anything so I guess the only gadget I would say I use (besides a calculator of course) is my laptop. I use it to:
- Take lecture notes, particularly when the prof ploughs through material quickly
- Follow along with the lecture slides if they’re posted online - sometimes the prof will change slides too quickly and you’ll hear a frustrated sigh throughout the classroom. You can avoid this frustration if you have the slides displayed on your computer and are free to move on at your own pace or go back if you need to
- In a lot of uni classes you have online assignments so I use my laptop to complete them
- Check course websites and school email frequently for updates
- Plan and organize my assignments, deadlines, tasks, exams, work schedule, etc. - I use Google Calendar and sometimes Todoist to make to-do lists(I use a physical agenda and have a physical calendar in my room too but sometimes it’s just more convenient to access them on my phone or laptop)
- Sync my course material to Dropbox so I can access it from wherever I need to
- Use Quizlet to study and practice learning terms in my courses. It’s sort of like online flashcards and once you’ve entered your terms you can test yourself on them. It’s an incredibly useful resource!!
- Use Wolfram Alpha for math help or to check my answers when the solutions aren’t available in my textbook or on the publisher’s website
- I have an online class this semester - no explanation needed there
- Use 8tracks to listen to music while I study - helps me block out distractions
And that’s off the top of my head, I’m sure there are ways that you could use your gadgets that I haven’t thought of or that I don’t even know about!