Students create a set of online flashcards from a Google spreadsheet. Flashcards are a great way for students to practice vocabulary, memorize the U.S. capitals, and much more on their own or with others.
This may take take more than class period to create and learn how to use the website. Creating flashcards should be an ongoing activity.
- Be able to create a google spreadsheet and then with flippity.net turn it into a set of online flashcards.
- Be able to practice their vocabulary using flashcards.
- Tab: A tab is a second or further document or page that can be opened on a spreadsheet or web browser.
To prepare for this lesson:
Go to Flippity.net.
The teacher and student decide on a set of cards to be created.
This can be from any lesson that is currently being taught or an area where a student may need extra support.
Watch the following videos:
See the Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students website in the Teacher Resources.
Directions for this activity:
The teacher will first demonstrate to the students how to create their own cards. The students will then create their own.
Have the students open www.flippity.net and click on Flippity Flashcards instructions.
Have them click on “make a copy of this template” in step one.
Click Make a Copy.
Rename a copy for the files.
Delete cells 3-29 so you can create your flashcards.
Under Side One list the front of the flash card. Example: Capital of Michigan
Under Side Two type in the answer. Example: Lansing
After both columns are complete go to File and Publish to the Web.
Copy the link that is provided.
At the bottom of the Google spreadsheet click on the “Get Link Here” tab.
The cards will be published.
Different options for assessing the students:
- Check for understanding
- Quiz students on flashcards made.
- Partner with peer to quiz one another.
- Under the More tab create a printable quiz.
MITECS COMPETENCIES & ISTE STANDARDS
MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.
3a. Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
3b. Students evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.
3c. Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
3d. Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
Devices and Resources
CONTENT AREA RESOURCES
Students practice their spelling words
Students create flashcards to review the main points of a story.
Students create flashcards to memorize science terms.
Students create flashcards to memorize the U.S. capitals.
Students create flashcards to memorize facts about other countries.
Students create flashcards for social studies terms.
This task card was created by Julie Hoehing, Lake Shore Public Schools, April 2018. Updated October 2023.