Whether you’re a student just starting the school year or you’re a lifelong learner like me, you’ll find resources, tools and a ton of fun stuff to stash in your virtual backpack.
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Here are the Top Brain Training Resources
Test Your IQ Free resources where you can measure your Intelligence Quotient
BrainHQ Posit Science’s brain training resource is a paid subscription, however they do offer some free training to sharpen your brain, although you have to provide your email address.
Perfect Lecture Notes Step by Step Comprehensive instructions on how to take the perfect set of lecture notes.
8 Concentration Tips for Studying Effectively Eight drug-free ways to stay alert while studying for an exam.
Test Your Sense of Pitch Curious about the accuracy of your sense of musical pitch? Test it right from your computer, using the directions on this site.
The Cerebrals Society Test your intelligence, using three different subtests: Verbal Analogies, Mathematical Problems and General Knowledge.
The Pomodoro Technique Having trouble concentrating? Try this simple technique, and your productivity will zoom.
Infoplease Biography Biographies of 30,000 different individuals are all available at this site.
Martindale’s Online Reference Desk Reference site with daily world reports on weather, museums, and even traffic cams. Language corner available, with examples of 1800+ languages. Science too.
Mr. Shakespeare and the Internet Annotated guide to scholarly sources on Shakespeare available on the Internet.
Research and Citation Research and citation instructions for APA, MLA, and the Chicago Manual of Style.
Science Tattoo Emporium Amazing collection of science tattoos.
Forbes.com Corporate biographies with an online business directory.
Free Flashcards Maker Create your own free flashcards online.
CIA World Factbook Primary source of facts and figures for country research.
iTunes U Learn anything, anytime, anywhere. Powerful distribution system for information, including lectures, language lessons, audiobooks, tours, and more. Free podcasts from colleges around the world.
Proofreading Tips from Purdue Help from Purdue University’s online writing lab.
Flashcard Exchange World’s largest online library of free flashcards.
Quizlet Easily create flashcards of your own. Create a study group online, or import questions from other sites to make into your custom-designed flashcard sets.
MBAPrograms.org Online guide to MBA programs.
Learn to Type Free online typing tests and typing tutor.
Relax by Doodling Having a tense day? Relax by doodling through this online screen. It’s hypnotic!
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Find the great thinkers here, including Plato, Aristotle and their peers throughout the centuries.
Digital Librarian Reference Librarian’s choice of the best research sites across the web.
Talks by Remarkable People Riveting talks by remarkable people. Topics include “Why Math Class Needs a Makeover”, “How We Wrecked the Ocean”, and “Why I Am a Weekday Vegetarian.”
Happiness Formula Find some great ideas for appreciating what you already have.
Bastiat Free University Self-directed learning for visionaries and entrepreneurs.
Free IQ Test IQ Testing Information including five sites that offer a free online test.
How to Build a Character 19 free videos for actors on how to build a character.
Human-Anatomy Fascinating and detailed illustrations of the human body.
Open CourseWare Free access to course material taught at MIT.
Livemocha Learn a foreign language online.
Sign Language Teach yourself sign language using the info provided here.
Citizenship Course Study to become a U.S. citizen, using the multicultural help provided here.