A Study Tool That Chases Away the Blues
Problem: My students want to use an online tool
to study for tests, but there are so many to choose
from. How do i decide?
Here’s a solution: i like to steer students toward
StudyBlue ( www.studyblue.com), a free tool that
allows users to create flashcards, quizzes, and
lecture notes and share them with others. Teachers
can set up a “class” and give students a code, and
everyone with the code can create collaborative
study materials. My students love how the mobile
phone apps let them take their flashcards and
notes anywhere. They can even access their files
offline. StudyBlue also sends helpful test and study
reminders via email and text message. My 6-year-old
uses StudyBlue to learn his sight words on my nook
Color, and we share them with his teacher.
Shannon McClintock Miller is the district teacher librarian and technology specialist at Van Meter School in Iowa. You can find her on Twitter @shannonmmiller and blogging at Van Meter Library Voice ( http://vanmeterlibraryvoice.blogspot.com).
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