I've recently discovered a new website you all may be interested in: flippity.net. Here's how Flippity works: it takes information that you fill onto a Google Spreadsheet, and turns it into virtual flashcards, a Jeopardy Game, a Random Name picker, or even a Progress Indicator for your students to view. Totally cool stuff... and it's free!.
All of the instructions for all of the above Flippity tools are available on their main site, but here's a quick explanation (from their site) of how you can make free virtual flashcards for your students:
Step 1: Modify the Google Spreadsheet Template
- Make a copy of this template. (You'll need to sign-in with your school Google Apps account.)
- Edit the Flashcards text. Enter as many terms as you want.
- Name your set of flashcards by changing the name of the worksheet (at the bottom).
Step 2: Publish Your Spreadsheet
- Go to File, Publish to the Web…, then click Publish.
- Copy the link under the Link tab.
Step 3: Get Your Flippity.net Link
- Click on the Get the Link Here tab of the template (at the bottom).
- Paste the link in the light green cell (A3) to get the link to your Flippity Flashcards.
Step 4: Click, Bookmark, and Share
- Click on the Flippity.net link to view your Flippity flashcards.
- Bookmark the page to find it again quickly.
- Share the Flippity.net link with anyone you want to view your flashcards.
- Tell your friends and colleagues about Flippity.net.
Here's an example of one that I'm using with my fifth graders (click here to see it). This can be posted to your Haiku page, Google Classroom, or I can even add it as a bookmark in Chrome for your students to access at any time.
Cheers, and have fun!