WhipSmartt Blog


A New Medium

Apps are not really a new medium. The iPhone launched more than a decade ago. However, the fact that (in education) this medium is still being used like the old one (books and classes) shows that people really still have not grasped how…


life of a co-founder 1 (the first vc meeting)

In this video, Brad introduces Whipsmartt and talks about his expectations for the first venture capital meeting. Brad briefly talks about the competition in the standardized exam preparation space and why he thinks that there is a business opportunity for apps.    …


Microlearning: it works better with mobile tech

Micro learning is the belief that we learn better in many short little periods of time throughout the day as opposed to one big two or three hour block once a day. These periods of time are generally ten or fifteen minutes. This…


Exam Prep for Slackers

When I was a student at the University of Denver, I did not want to pay for parking. So I parked far enough away so that I did not have to, which meant a ten minute walk to and from campus every day.…


Brain Breaks and Learning New Stuff

  For the majority of my educational career, the end of class went something like read chapter 7 by Thursday and review the questions at the end of chapter review. Getting through the chapter usually took at least an hour, and by the…


Dopamine and Exam Prep (Studying)

  There are four brain chemicals, but I am going to focus on dopamine. Dopamine is the joy of finding things that meet your needs. You know that “Eureka- I got it” feeling? That’s dopamine. Dopamine motivates you to get what you need,…


Studying and Study Breaks: How Long Should Each Be?

      Most of us have mastered the art of cramming. That is, waiting too long and then studying like crazy for that test. We always knew it was wrong. Didn’t need anyone to tell us that we were procrastinating. Should have…


Why Education Should Act Like A Game

    Have you ever read the questions and answers at the end of a chapter in a textbook? All of them? If they were not assigned? Most people have not. I certainly didn’t. Usually I felt good about having read the whole…


Nutrition for Your Brain

 This isn’t science class, but you should really know the basics here. Diet also has a major impact on how your brain functions. The effects that things like sugar, simple carbs rather than complex ones, and lack of omega 3 fatty acids have…


Fake It Til You Become It

I think that standardized exams and job interviews can have similar feelings associated with them. It seems that the exam and/or the interviewer could ask you practically anything under the sun. What I have for you is a video that suggests that our…