Learning Beyond The Book

Do you know what learning fatigue is? Even if you’ve never heard of that term I am so sure that you’ve felt it. It’s that feeling of having consumed so much information and content that your head suddenly feels 10 pounds heavier. It might have been when you were pulling an all-nighter and studying till the early hours of the morning for a test the next day. Or it might have been after a long day of class when you were doing nothing but scribbling on your notebook to take down what seems like a hundred pages of just notes. Everyone loves to learn but there’s a way to do it that can be fun or that can lead to burnout. Education shouldn’t just be confined to the walls of a classroom but can be found in any place you look. If you search hard enough, you might find more than you expect.

Making Education Engaging

The best way to learn is to do it in a way that’s engaging and fun for everyone. Reading pages and pages of books is the traditional way. But playing educational-centered games is an alternative method. Let’s use a common subject as an example, geography. Everyone at some point in their lives must learn about the world. Whether you like it or not, if you’re going to school then most likely you’re learning geography. It can be overwhelming with just the sheer number of facts people have to memorize. With so many different types of rocks, minerals, and land formations it’s easy to get lost. But there are ways to learn about it and not get bored in the process. Using the internet there are numerous sites where they hold useful and relevant information as well as tests and games that are fun to play. There’s even an Earth quiz to test how well you’ve been paying attention. The best part is it shows you how what’s going on in the world is relevant to you and how you can help.

planet quiz

Going the Website Way

A lot of students use visuals as tools to help them learn. They absorb more when They actually see what they’re learning beyond just words. The great thing about visiting websites that make education fun to learn is that it’s not just a regular textbook. There are videos, photos, and fun games that can be found with the objective of helping us learn. It just needs our time and creativity to look outside of just our books. One example is the Save Earth website. Unlike your textbook it gives you a snapshot of only the most relevant facts about the Earth. There are eye-catching quizzes as well so that you can retain whatever information you read about.

Digging Deep for Data

Going beyond the book can help us shake off that feeling of boredom and of course, fatigue. Using the Internet as a tool can have tremendous benefits to our learning capacity. Unlike a textbook, it can give you the most up to date information on what’s going on with the world. Once textbooks are printed there’s not changing the facts that they contain. And with a changing world like ours, it is important to engage ourselves with only the latest data.