Monday, February 20, 2012

Day 20 -- Quizlet -- Online Flashcards

Today's guest blogger is Sandy Stabenfeldt, the SW Site Coordinator with the PATINS Project.

Today we are going to introduce online flashcards. These flashcards can be a great study tool for students of all ages. Online flashcards offer many advantages. Users can not only quiz themselves but also mix them up, tag them, and import/export their cards. They can also find new sets that have already been created and can share their sets.

Quizlet is the largest flash cards and study games website with over 9 million free sets of flashcards covering every possible subject. It's a place to play educational games, memorize vocabulary and study online. Teachers or students can make or find flashcards with their own terms and definitions or they can choose from millions of flashcard sets created by other users.

Quizlet includes powerful study tools. Flashcard Mode lets you familiarize yourself with the material. Speller Mode uses audio to have you type what you hear. Learn Mode is the most powerful study mode, keeping track of your scores, and retesting incorrect answers. Test Mode generates customizable tests with short-answer, matching, multiple choice and true/false options.

Students can share and study with their friends or create a group to share. They can also edit and improve sets created by other group members.

Quizlet includes competitive study games. Scatter is a fun matching game which lets you drag and drop questions and answers with your mouse while racing against the clock. Space Race is the ultimate video game study simulation. Racing the clock, you type in answers to questions flying overhead before they evade your grasp.

Students can study on the go. Quizlet can be used with over 50 mobile apps on iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Quizlet gives your students a free study tool that's both powerful and fun.  Host a group where your students can create and discuss study materials for your class.

This link to the Quizlet website will show you how to get started making a set of flashcards.

This link is to a broadcast created in Jing, which was highlighted in a previous post, and describes the export process.  This allows a user to export flashcard sets already created and then to edit them without starting from scratch.

This link is to the Quizlet website and describes mobile applications which can be used in conjunction with Quizlet.

Other online flashcard websites similar to

Flashcard Exchange
Flashcard Machine

The Challenge

Create a set of flashcards for your students to study.  Check out sets that are already created.  Check with your students, you may be surprised to find out they are already using online flashcards.  I spoke with a student recently who shared this with her teacher and now her teacher allows her students to use their mobile devices to study their English terms.

1 comment:

  1. gFlashcards is very good alternative to studyblue. I use it for my art classes.