However, there are some years when I feel like I don’t learn much that is totally revolutionary. This year was that way. My one standout was learning about Flashcard Factory. It wasn’t even its own session but really just an ear-catching moment in another session. But it’s stuck with me because I thought the concept was so cool.
Discover this Cool Tool!
If you’ve heard of Pear Deck, which integrates with Google products, you may not know that they just came out with Flashcard Factory as well. The teacher generates a list of vocabulary words and correct definitions for students. Just that fact makes all the difference. If you’ve ever had your students look up words in the dictionary, you know that, without fail, they find a definition that has nothing to do with what you wanted them to learn. Not so with Flashcard Factory. Using your provided information, they are assigned to a day shift or night shift team in the factory. They sit together in small groups and come up with illustrations and examples for the words and definitions. You then are the quality control to accept or reject definitions that later go into a master set. Intrigued? I was. Watch the video below to see how some real teachers helped me practice this process that you will love using with your students.
Want more cool tools? This video was part of the Twelve Days of Tech-mas, originally hosted at my Facebook Fan Page. Go follow and like it now so you can be in the live audience every Tuesday when my newest tip goes live. But don’t worry if you missed a few. They’re all linked right here:
Day 1: Digital Writing and Drawing
Day 2: Creating Custom Breakout Edu Games
Day 3: New Ideas for Using QR Codes in the Classroom
Day 4: Pretty Up Your Online Life with Colors and Emojis
Day 5: Favorite Chrome Extensions for Teacher Productivity
Day 6: The Best Six Podcasts for Teachers and Teacherpreneurs
Day 7: Creating Your Own Free Embed Code
Day 8: Interactive Student Review with Better Flashcards: Pear Deck Flashcard Factory YOU ARE HERE! 🗺️ 🌍
Day 9: Recognize Incremental Learning and Increase Motivation with Badging
Day 10: Create Recipe Lists and Auto-Populated Emails with Office Quick Parts
Day 11: Automate Your Life by Connecting Favorite Online Tools with IFTTT
Day 12: Organize URLs and Enhance Productivity using Excel Spreadsheets and OneDrive