There’s no question about it, flashcards are one of the most effective study tools. They aid students with the recall of information, allow for self-study and provide students with an opportunity to gauge their progress.
Today’s students are turning in their stacks of traditional, handwritten or printed flashcards for the next best thing, digital flashcards! These high-tech flashcards have multisensory appeal to today’s learner and are perfect for students that are visual, auditory and/or kinesthetic learners.
What makes these high-tech flashcards so appealing? Students can select which type of flashcard best appeals to their preferred learning style. They can choose from traditional, text flashcards, picture flashcards and yes, even audio flashcards. Students can save time creating and accessing them, as they can be downloaded to smartphones, tablets and computers, making studying even easier than before.
There are some fantastic digital flashcard apps available to fit the personal needs of each student. Not only do these apps make it convenient for students to create and study from, but many of these apps also allow students to share flashcards with their peers, as well as offer a print option if a student prefers to have the traditional, physical deck of cards. If your school utilizes Milady’s MindTap, you can easily access digital flashcards directly within the Learning Path, they are just a click away!
The next time you find yourself grabbing for an index card and a pen, simply download one of the many flashcard apps available to save time and engage your students.
Patti Wanamaker brings 21 years of experience to the Milady team, where she currently serves as an Academic Training Specialist. Her intimate understanding of the salon, school, and beauty industry comes from 18 years of hands-on experience as a multi-faceted training specialist, including 8 years of salon and spa ownership of 3 salons with annual sales of $5 million. Her experience in all 3 areas of our industry allows her to think outside the box and develop innovative trainings that not only inspire, but empower educators/trainers to create the most effective learning environments for their students.