Three Ways for Students to Create Digital Flashcards

Take a look down the hallways of your school before the next big test that you’re giving to your students and you will see students flipping through flashcards. Those might be paper flashcards or, increasingly, those flashcards are digital. If you or your students are looking for ways to create digital flashcards, take a look at the following options.

Vocabulist, developed by a high school student in Florida, enables students to upload a list of words and terms that they need to learn. When the list is uploaded each word in it is matched to a definition. If the definition rendered isn’t exactly right, students can modify it within Vocabulist. Once the list of words and definitions is set students can download the list as a PDF or export the list to Quizlet where it will then be turned into a set of digital flashcards. (Students must have a Quizlet account).

Quizlet is probably the most well-known digital flashcard tool. Quizlet lets students create flashcards from scratch, import lists to create flashcards, or browse for sets of flashcards created and shared by others. Flashcards created from scratch can include pictures and audio (audio is available only with a paid upgrade). The flashcards students create can be viewed online and on their mobile devices even if they lose their data connections.

If you want to create flashcards that include audio for free, Flippity’s flashcard creator is the way to go. Through you can quickly create a set of flashcards that include pictures, videos, and text. You can even turn your flashcards into a printable quiz. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how easy it is to use Flippity to create flashcards from a spreadsheet.


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