Flippity provides the ability to create sets of ' flashcards ' around a Google spreadsheet. Flippity can be used in exercises that develop students' conceptual understanding, and is particularly suitable for use within the monological and the dialogical form of teaching.
In the monologic form of teaching, Flippity can be used to train and test students in their understanding of different concepts. The teacher can, after creating a Google Spreadsheet with pair of terms, share it and import it to Flippity. It is possible to add photos and Youtube videos on a flash card, simply by putting the link to those in the cell in the Spreadsheet, that is corresponding to one side of the flashcard. At first, you must copy a template into your Google Drive. It only has to be done the first time you create flashcards, and only requires that you click here. After filling in the spreadsheet you have to share it, and then copy the link to it in the box at the bottom of this page. This will open a page with the set of flash cards, and you can share this page with your students – either by sharing the URL or by generating a QR-code.
Within the dialogical form of teaching you can let students develop their own flashcards, where they define various words and concepts within a topic. Students can then share their flashcards with other students, which allows for Flippity to be used as small training games.
It's free to use Flippity, but it requires that you have a Google Account, in order to create your flashcards in a Google Spreadsheet. If you need help getting started, you can read this Guide to Flippity.
Quizlet is a web-based service, which makes it possible to create sets of ' flashcards ' with questions and corresponding answers, or with concepts and their definitions. Quizlet can be used to develop students' understanding of concepts and their knowledge on certain subjects, and is suitable for use in the monological and the dialogical form of teaching.
In the monologic form of teaching, Quizlet may be used to train and test students in understanding various concepts. The teacher can, on the page here choose from a wide variety of flash cards, developed by other teachers. It is possible to copy a set of flashcards to your own account, and then edit it, and adapt it to your own teaching, and you may also create your own flashcards from scratch, and share them with other teachers on Quizlet. It is also possible to add voice to a set of flash cards, and to upload a set of flash cards from a Word document.
When you have prepared a set of flashcards, you can share the link with students. Students can then work with the flashcards in several ways. For example, they can work with them as a game, where they must match the various concepts with their definitions, and they can run the flashcards as a test, which is automatically generated from the full set of flashcards.
Within the dialogical form of teaching you can let students explore the many flashcards already to be found on Quizlet, and let them develop their own flashcards, on which they write different words and concepts and their definitions. Students can then share their flashcards with the teacher and other students. It is possible to comment on a set of flashcards, which gives the teacher the opportunity to guide students in their work.
It's free to use Quizlet, which is also available as an iPhone App. It is possible to use the existing flash cards without creating a profile, but if you want to copy and edit existing, or create your own sets of flashcards, you need to create a free profile. This can also. be done using an existing Facebook profile. If you want to try Quizlet in your teaching, there's technical support to find on the website here.