Monday, October 31, 2011

Intro to Easy Notecards

Easy Notecards (EN) is a 100% free, web-based tool that makes learning (and teaching) new material fun and easy. With EN you can create notecards, aka flashcards, that you and others can study (look below to see the available study options on EN). What sets EN apart from the other notecard/flashcard sites out there is the ability to link your notecards to a specific book and chapter(s).

Linking to a Specific Book
When creating a notecard set you have the option to link it to a specific book. You can link to any book available on Google Books. You can also enter the chapter or chapters the notecard set pertains to. This makes it so much easier for you and others to find notecard sets to study since they are organized by books.

For example, check out the Introduction to Medical Terminology book. Notice how the notecard sets are broken down by chapter.

Study Options
Although you can study notecards one at a time, that is not the only way to study on EN. Let's take a look at some of the other ways to study. We'll use the State Capitals notecard set as an example.

  1. Study One Notecard at a Time - Use the green arrows to navigate the notecards. You have the option to view both sides of the notecard at once or only one side. You can also Mark notecards that are causing you trouble. Then, when you start over, you will have the option to view only the notecards you marked.
  2. Study All Notecards at Once - Lists all notecards that belong to the set. To get to the list click List view directly below the notecard set's title.
  3. Quiz - A multiple choice quiz is automatically created for every notecard set. To get to the quiz click the blue Quiz Me button when viewing a notecard set.
  4. Matching Game - An interactive matching game is automatically created for every notecard set. EN keeps track of the top scores for each matching game. To get to the matching game click the blue Matching Game button when viewing a notecard set. 
In addition to the different study options you also have a couple of different ways to print a notecard set.

Printing Options
Printing a notecard set is a great way to study when you don't have access to a computer.
  1. Print as a List - Click print as a list when viewing a notecard set. Options include font size and whether to print the front or back side first.
  2. Print as Notecards - Click print as notecards when viewing a notecard set. You have the option to print on both sides of the page (Front & Back) or only the front (Side by Side). Other options include the number of cards per page and whether to print or not print the labels.
As you can see there is a lot you can do with EN with a lot more to come. Students, create notecard sets and share them with your classmates. Teachers, create notecard sets and go over them in class or have your students study them as homework. The possibilities are endless.

We launched August 2011 and already have 25,000+ notecards for 85+ books!