Thanks to free mobile apps, creating flashcards with students has never been easier.
There are quite a few flashcard apps out there. We like Flashcards by Dictionary.com for a few reasons. Here's a list of our favorite things about this app:
- It's 100 percent free for both iOS and Android devices.
- Create your own custom word lists, or use a list uploaded by another user (500,000+ lists available).
- Browse through available flashcard lists by subject or grade level, or use a keyword search. This makes finding a list that suits your needs quick and easy.
- No internet necessary for quizzing — you can download the lists you need and practice offline.
- Many flashcards have audio, making learning proper pronunciation a breeze.
Interested in more mobile apps to help students study and learn? Take a look at this online course led by experienced educator and tech trainer Shelly Sanchez Terrell:
15 Free Mobile Apps for Digital Research Get your students researching on the go with their mobile devices. Join Shelly Terrell as she covers a variety of free apps that get students to bookmark, annotate, categorize, cite, and take notes. Shelly shares other apps for curating and researching in highly visual ways. Come discover 15+ free digital research apps that are great for teachers and engaging for students.
Do your students find flashcards helpful for studying? What other study devices do you find effective? Leave me a comment and let me know what you thought of this article.
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.