ALEX Learning Activities
Title: Cards At A Flash
Digital Tool: Flipcards
Digital Tool Description: Flipcards is a free app that is provided by Apple. This app is available for iPhones, iPods, and iPads. This tool is great to use when learning new terms or for studying purposes. Flipcards is simply an electronic way to create flashcards without the hassle of carrying the paper notecards around. Students will have the opportunity to be fully engaged in this tool because they are able to create the cards however they please. It is a great way for the students to learn in their own style. If the student is more successful with long descriptions of the word they are learning, they are allowed create the definition that works best for them. If the student is more of a visual aid learner, the student can use pictures and different graphics that catch their attention bettter. It is a versatile way for students to learn and study material quickly and easily at any time.
Title: Native Americans, Europeans, and Students Quizzing Students
Digital Tool: gFlash+
Digital Tool Description: The tool gFlash+ allows the creation of electronic flashcards as well as the ability to access quizzes and tests from the created flashcards. These flascards can be shared among users so students will have the ability to view fellow classmates' notecards. A great way for students to learn is by aiding others, this application grants the way for this to be possible. Students can quiz one another with the flashcards they have created or the quizzes within the apllication itself. There is an old saying that states that "Practice makes perfect" and the use of gFlash+ supports this saying. Not only do students practice new content by reviewing the note cards but by creating them.