Flashcards+

LQ: 8.4

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Brain grade: 9.3
Fun score: 7.5

Platform/Console: , , LWK Recommended Age: 6+ Thinking Skills Used: , Academic Skills Used:

One of the most efficient ways to study and review material is by using flashcards. Flashcards+ is an engaging and fast-paced way to bolster the studying process. Users have the option of choosing subjects and categories from a user-curated bank of topics or creating their own flashcards. Particularly good for vocab, spelling, and keywords, Flashcards+ helps users learn and relearn material so it always stays fresh. Once users begin to study, they can organize their cards into “all,” “to learn,” and “learned” categories, making it easier to focus on what’s most important. There’s also a pronunciation help tool, which verbalizes hard to pronounce words for young learners. The “find decks” tab has useful material ranging from geography to standardized testsand can be the perfect exam preparation guideor just a way to stimulate the brain. Flashcards+ is requires some reading, features no inappropriate content and is recommended for children ages 6 and older.


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This app is good for kids who need help with:

Working Memory

Recalling and retaining information in her mind while working.

The working memory is highly active when using Flashcards+or any type of flashcard exercise. Because users are constantly tasking their associative thinking skills, matching the word on the front of the card to its corresponding definition, they are both strengthening their short term memory and studying at the same time. Users typically sort through their flashcards tens of times in order to finally commit a series of words to memory. Their are many different strategies users can employ while using Flashcards+. Users can repeatedly read the answers to cards aloud, draw matching images on the reverse side of the cards, or compete against a partners. But in each instance the working memory is put to the test, and through strain, it becomes much stronger.

Organization

Arranging and coordinating materials in order to complete a task. 

In order to get the most out of a study session, it's important that users keep their cards organized. Users' attention span won't last forever, so wasting valuable study by repeatedly going through cards users are already familiar with is counter productive. So the tool that helps users keep track of which flashcards they know becomes all the more important. That's why the categories, "all," "to learn," and "learned," should be utilized during each round of study. Once users have thoroughly learned a card they should click the check mark at the bottom of the screen. When it is pushed, that card will immediately be sorted into the "learned" pile. But users should not forgo these cards. Instead, users are encouraged to file through the learned pile every so often, verifying that they can actually define the words in there in an effort to avoid any oversights.

Reading

Users practice moderate reading and writing skills when making their own flashcards. However, by browsing the millions of user curated categories that the app offers, users are able to become better readers simply by increasing their vocabulary. And since most of the words used in Flashcards+ are a terms and their corresponding definitions, users will always be learning new words. When users come across a word they are unfamiliar with, the pronunciation tool will verbalize the term for them, while they try and commit the definition to memory.

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