Open source textbooks!!! They are becoming more popular and hopefully will only keep getting better and better.
Spotify Premium, Hulu, and Showtime for $5/month total with a student email address. Works for grad school students too.
Not helpful with productivity, but very helpful for sanity.
There’s also a website called kanopy that has a lot of films from smaller productions or independent festivals. It’s free, all you need is a student email. Very little mainstream media on it, but if you like more lowkey watches, it’s a great website.
Cheap meals that are healthier and tastier than ramen and kraft dinner.
Professor Leonard on YT is pretty good for calculus too. Posted his entire lecture for each chapter. Recommend watching them at 1.25 or 1.5x speed tho. He’s quite methodical but does a great job with the material.
Google Scholar. Great free google search engine that gives credible articles to use in research papers and show you how to properly cite them.
I always love the opportunity to be able to talk about http://archive.org
There is also The Internet Arcade, where you can play a lot of classic games along with the Console Living Room which is similar. They have access to tons of old PC games too and you can even play the original Oregon Trail online. There’s a lot more in their software section too.
It also has The WayBack Machine, which has archived more than 458 billion web pages saved so you can go back and see how websites were years ago. For example, here’s reddit on July 25, 2005 a month after it was created.
Mark Felton – historical documetaries and such
Michel van Biezen – physics, chemistry, math, engineering
Jeff Hanson – engineering
lasseviren1 – physics
Darryl Morrell – engineering
learnfluidmechanics – fluid mechanics, d’uh
Simmy Sigma – student who does maths, engineering, geomatics vids
Engineer Clearly – chemical engineering, maths
Learn MechE – faculty of chemical and biological engineering at UC Boulder
Learn ChemE – ditto
What3Words for precise geolocationing – https://what3words.com/
Github Student Dev Starter Pack – https://education.github.com/pack
Virus total for scanning files before downloading – https://www.virustotal.com/
Free documentaries – F https://documentaryheaven.com/
Paletton for color generation – http://paletton.com
Learn code the hard way – https://learncodethehardway.org/
Free techn tutorials – https://www.thinktutorial.com/
Free courses and certificates – https://www.webemployed.com/best-free-online-courses-certificates-in-2017/
Open courses from Yale – https://oyc.yale.edu/
Free guided meditations from UCLA MARC – https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/mindful-meditations
Send and recieve msgs in morsecode – http://morsecode.me/
Psychology textbooks from Noba – https://nobaproject.com/
For science/ stem people: khan academy videos. They saved me several times
For math students, Slader. Has the answers to nearly any question in the book, even the even ones. Its all done by volunteers, so some answers are shady. But the vast majority are very helpful. Just make sure to use it as a tool to check answers, not to get out of work. Otherwise tesf time WILL hurt your feelings.
This is really simplistic but podcasts.
If you are mulling over an essay question, a book, an exam topic whatever the best way to really take on a lot of the perspectives is often to listen to the author speak while you are doing your shop, walking to uni whatever.
Interviews often see their ideas get challenged and they will often mention other thinkers who have influenced them in positive or negative ways. It’s a great way to really get a grasp on a topic.
Also, ask for a student discount EVERYWHERE…especially any steaming services you’re using