StudyBlue is a service for creating and sharing flashcard sets. The free StudyBlue iPad app allows you to create flashcards in three ways. You can enter text, take a picture, or speak into the app. The app can be used by students to review their flashcards in a quiz style or by just flipping through their flashcards. And students can use the app to search for public sets of flashcards in the StudyBlue gallery.
The first time a student signs-into the app he or she is given the opportunity to enter a school name. Entering a school name will give the student the option to find flashcards created by other students in the same school.
StudyBlue will track usage statistics to help students identify which flashcards a student has mastered and which ones they need to spend more time on. Students can study their flashcards without an Internet connection, but they do need an Internet connection in order to create new flashcards and search for other users’ flashcards.
Creating flashcards with audio recordings could be very useful for students that are trying to learn a new language. A teacher could create flashcards in which they speak a word with proper pronunciation on one side and the spelling of the word on the other. After creating a set of flashcards share it with your students. Or you could reverse the process and have students create the flashcards, share with you, and then assess them on their recorded pronunciations.
Click here to download the StudyBlue iPad app.