Sunday, January 28, 2007

High Tech Flashcards

When I was teaching chemistry, there were many occasions when I saw students making flashcards to help them memorize things such as cation and anion names. It's a good idea, but it's a bit labor intensive to make one set of cards. It's hard to share that set with classmates.

That's where the Quizlet site excels. Quizlet is an online flashcard system. You enter terms (or import from a file) and their definitions. You can look through the cards in different modes with various display options: familiarization, learn, and test. Quizlet keeps track of your progress and only retests you on terms you don't know. You can share your cards and collaborate with classmates. A neat idea. Here is an example set of cards covering state capitals.

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