19. Flashcards+

What?

 

“Memorise like a pro with Flashcards+, the fast, fun, free flashcard maker designed to help you learn things more quickly and ace your toughest classes. This is the ultimate online flashcard & notecard tool for high school and college students, and those studying hard for the SAT, ACT, GRE and other standardised tests.”

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Technical specifications

 

Developer: Chegg, Inc.

Price: Free

Size: 36,6 MB

Rating App Store: ★★★★+

Available: iOS

 

Efficiency value

 

The creation of flashcards on the app requires some practice and perhaps even some craftsmanship. It takes a while to get familiar with the application, but once you know the drill, it should not be a problem.

 

Content value

 

The user adds the content itself, or can send it to users by mail or by iMessage. In this way a teacher can even design some flashcards useful for students to study.

 

Motivational value

 

The motivational value we reckon is not extremely high. The application does not look extremely attractive, but might be a more fun activity than making actual flashcards on paper.

 

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Comments
As the application icon already suggest, the app is not very exciting. You might prefer Wrts above Flashcards+, if you are a fan of a more attractive looking graphic design. Though the main idea behind this application is certainly not bad. We would suggest using this application to pupils who have difficulties studying, and prefer to use their mobile devices instead of browsing through books.

Lesson ideas

 

  • Ask your weaker pupils to make flashcards as a preparation of a test. In this way you can keep track of his efforts in studying your course.

 

  • Ask all pupils to create flashcards to see the difference in how they practise and study. In this way you can spot differences in study methods. This might be useful when having to remediate certain flaws. This can only be done on iOS devices, so if not every student has an iPad, ask them to look for a similar web application.

 

  • This app can mainly be used to keep track of studying, and to cram definitions.

 

Objectives

  • Pupils can study vocabulary in an independent way.
  • Pupils can work independently.
  • Pupils can distinguish collocations, word partnerships and chunks in the different flashcards they create.
  • Pupils can transfer the exercises into real-life situations.
  • Pupils can create their own exercises concerning vocabulary.
  • Pupils can formulate their biggest difficulties concerning vocabulary.
  • Pupils can consult their subject matter when coming across difficulties.
  • Pupils can spontaneously show their results to the teacher, in order for the teacher to keep track of their progress.
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