Mobile Computing

Studystorm now Available for iOS Devices

A mobile app intended to help high school students study for tests and college entrance exams is now available for iPhones and iPads.

Brightstorm's Studystorm, which provides study guides for 21 high school subjects, 5,300 study videos and more than 1,000 sample math problems, has been available for Android devices since April. It's now available for iOS devices as a free download. Users do have to create an account to access the free content and an upgraded version can be purchased on a monthly or annual basis to get access to more than a basic package of video study guides.

The study guides are organized by subject so that videos, most less than 5 minutes long, explain concepts that are then followed by sample problems and questions that students would typically encounter in their homework and on tests. Topics range beyond the traditional subjects like algebra, geometry, biology and English to include calculus, grammar and specific preparation for SAT, ACT and AP tests. Each subject is color-coded and organized by topic, concept and sample problem.

The videotaped lessons feature teachers with master's degrees and PhDs. Also available are videos prepared by college counselors to help students prepare for college.

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