Recently, I was sent an email from Michael at Cardkiwi asking me to review this FREE website, and I am so excited to share it with you. **While he did ask me to check out his website, the ideas and opinions found in this post are completely my own!
Cardkiwi.com is a website that offers users the ability to create virtual flashcards. Their whole learning concept is built around the research of spaced repetition. You can read the science behind the theory here. The shortened version is that there IS proof that continuous repetition does have its rightful place in learning.
My kiddos are using this website to help us with our math facts, vocabulary words, sight words, and other skills. You can add as much or as little of your own text to the front and back of the flashcard. There is even an option to add your own images to the cards.
I have put together a short v-blog to help explain how quick and easy it is to create your own set of virtual flashcards. I know that time is not usually on our side. I GET IT! So, here is a quick video to show you how fast and easy it is to put together a set of virtual flashcards. (Don't judge...it's my first video. I sound like I am twelve and just finished drinking an energy drink!)
Oh and a bonus? The students can give feedback on if their answer was correct or not by rating their response underneath the flashcard. If they got the flashcard wrong, then marking it as wrong will make that specific flashcard appear more frequently than the ones that the students are answering correctly. Student accountability?! Yes, please! Here are some short clips of my kiddos using the virtual flashcards.
The possibilities with this tech tool are endless. And, who doesn't love something that is beneficial to the kiddos, easy to create, and free!?! My students have used them in centers on the iPads, in whole group on the SmartBoard, and at home.
How could you use this tool in your classroom? I know all of my creative educators out there have some more ideas for this tool!