When learning, there is always the risk of forgetting the material sooner or later. This is especially true for learning vocabulary. Studies have shown that systematically repeating words can progressively mitigate the forgetting curve. One potential method is the systematic repetition of the learning material at increasing intervals.
As a teacher, you can use MemoCard to create your own flashcards and assign them to different study groups. Each student assigned to a study group has access to the available flashcard sets in the study group. You can also collaborate with other teachers and manage the cards together so that each teacher can revise the flashcards and study groups or add or remove students from a particular study group.
Another interesting option is having the students revise the learning material and create the flashcards themselves. The great learning effect of pooling information and forming questions is itself a proven technique that significantly boosts the retention of learning material.
All the cards in the deck are used and learned in whole deck learning.
Once you have worked through all the flashcards in this deck, the entire flashcards deck is shuffled and all the flashcards are tested again.
Or you can just repeat the ones you got wrong.
Learn according to the 5-compartment system, a successful learning technique developed by Sebastian Leitner.
The flashcards are moved from one compartment to another, based on the user’s current state of knowledge.
This method is an addition to the 5-compartment system by Sebastian Leitner.
If you have numerous questions in a compartment and get stuck, you can select this one compartment and learn it with more focus.
This method is great for exams as you can specify a number of cards, which are then randomly selected and worked through as an examination.
You can also use this method to only work through the questions that you answered incorrectly again.
You can also write down the answers for all the specified learning methods. This is especially advantageous when learning vocabulary since you must be able to write out the words that you have learned.
The questions and answers can be swapped in all learning methods, i.e. you first see the answer and then have to find the right question. Again, this is especially useful when learning vocabulary to train both your active and passive vocabulary.
It is also great for students to review learning material and create the flashcards themselves. Summarising content into questions is itself a proven technique that significantly boosts the retention of learning material.
Digital flashcards have significant advantages over classic paper flashcards.
You can use these statistics to monitor the progress of individual students or the whole class and see where they still need some assistance. With this information, you can more specifically focus on the relevant material, offer more exercise options, and fill any knowledge gaps.
Mobile phones are loyal companions to most students nowadays. They can access the flashcards from anywhere and learn everywhere.
The brain can remember things better if the information is visually supported.
Multiple senses are put into action and students can better store the learning content.