Showing posts with label mobile studying. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mobile studying. Show all posts

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Three Ways for Students to Create Digital Flashcards

Take a look down the hallways of your school before the next big test that you're giving to your students and you will see students flipping through flashcards. Those might be paper flashcards or, increasingly, those flashcards are digital. If you or your students are looking for ways to create digital flashcards, take a look at the following options.

Vocabulist, developed by a high school student in Florida, enables students to upload a list of words and terms that they need to learn. When the list is uploaded each word in it is matched to a definition. If the definition rendered isn't exactly right, students can modify it within Vocabulist. Once the list of words and definitions is set students can download the list as a PDF or export the list to Quizlet where it will then be turned into a set of digital flashcards. (Students must have a Quizlet account).

Quizlet is probably the most well-known digital flashcard tool. Quizlet lets students create flashcards from scratch, import lists to create flashcards, or browse for sets of flashcards created and shared by others. Flashcards created from scratch can include pictures and audio (audio is available only with a paid upgrade). The flashcards students create can be viewed online and on their mobile devices even if they lose their data connections.

If you want to create flashcards that include audio for free, Flippity's flashcard creator is the way to go. Through Flippity.net you can quickly create a set of flashcards that include pictures, videos, and text. You can even turn your flashcards into a printable quiz. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how easy it is to use Flippity to create flashcards from a spreadsheet.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Create Study Materials from Evernote Notes

Ever since Google Bookmarks stopped supporting lists last fall, I have used Evernote almost exclusively for all of my bookmarks and notes. Recently, while exploring some the many features of Evernote, I discovered that you can create flashcards from the contents of an Evernote notebook.

StudyBlue, a flashcard service that I covered last week, allows you to pull your notes from Evernote into its service to create flashcards. You can pull in just one notebook from Evernote or pull in multiple notebooks. One you've imported your notebooks you can copy and paste from your any of your notes to create flashcards. If you have images and links you can include those in your flashcards too. Click here or here to get started importing Evernote content into StudyBlue.

Applications for Education
I've said it before and I'll say it again, flashcards are a very basic study method for very basic information. Yet flipping through flashcards remains a popular way for students to review information. By using StudyBlue students can access their review materials from any Internet-connected device. And by using Evernote to record notes, students can access those notes and create flashcards from any Internet-connected device.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

StudyBlue Launches a New Way to Find Self-Study Material

StudyBlue is an online and mobile flashcard service that I've covered in the past. Today, they launched a new way for students to discover and create flashcard materials. Now when students create flashcards in StudyBlue they can also see 30 related flashcards from the community. For example, if I were to create a flashcard about photosynthesis, I would see 30 other flashcards on photosynthesis. I could then review my flashcard about photosynthesis as well as the 30 related flashcards on the topic. I could also add all or some of those community flashcards to my flashcard sets to review. The video below demonstrates this new feature in 27 seconds.


Applications for Education
Yesterday, in my post about Class Connect I wrote about how teachers can benefit from sharing resources with each other. The same can be said for students who share study materials on StudyBlue. Viewing the flashcards that other students have made about the same topic could provide students with a new way to think about and remember the topic they're studying.