Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New Feature: Related Sets

The new Related Sets feature on Easy Notecards displays up to 5 notecard sets similar to the notecard set you are currently viewing.

The Related Sets section (circled below) can be found below the notecard set details:

Try it for yourself. Check out the Related Sets for Plants In Spanish/English.

This new feature makes it even easier for you to find valuable notecards to study (students) or use as a teaching tool (teachers).

Monday, November 21, 2011

New Feature: Quick Edit

The new Quick Edit feature on Easy Notecards allows you to quickly and easily edit an existing notecard without leaving the notecard set page.

To quick edit a notecard click the edit icon for the notecard you want to edit. The location of the edit icon depends on if you are in Notecard view or List view.

Here's the edit icon in Notecard view:

And here's the edit icon in List view:

Clicking the edit icon brings up this box that allows you to edit the text and images for the notecard:

Click Save to save your changes.

Quick Edit saves you a lot of time when you want to edit existing notecards. If you want to add or delete notecards or edit other sections of the notecard set such as title or description you will still need to use the full edit page.

Friday, November 11, 2011

What Others Are Saying About Easy Notecards

In the short time Easy Notecards has been online there have been quite a few articles and blog posts written about us.

Here are a few examples:

Easy Notecards - Easy Flashcards  via Free Technology for Teachers
"I think the option to associate textbooks with flashcard sets could be a great feature"

Easy Notecards via Technology Tidbits: Thougts of a Cyber Hero
"I highly recommend checking out Easy Notecards"

Easy Notecards: Create or Find Study Notecards Online via makeuseof
"A user-friendly web service"

Easy Notecards - Easily Create Your Own Flashcards via Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
"Easy Notecards is a greate educational resource"

Catch of the Day - Easy Notecards - 8/22/2011 via Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
"The unique feature of Easy Notecards that distinguishes it from other notecard/flashcard tools is the ability to create notecards tied to a specific textbook" - Must Have App for Students and Teachers via WebAppRater
"[Easy Notecards] is a tool that applies to either students or teachers and facilitates group communication as well"

" is not only unique and creative in its way, but hugely helpful"

Easy Notecards via iTeach
"Easy Notecards is a great place to make flashcards on any topic"

Easy Notecards via Middle School, day by day from a teacher's point of view
"But by the end of the hour, students wanted copies of the words/definitions to finish on their own at home. They had decided [Easy Notecards] was cool, fun and engaging. SUCCESS :)"

Easy Notecards via Sally's Tech Tips
"This is one of the only sites I have found that does not require an email address. That's helpful for kids who don't have one."

Easy Notecards was also selected as an Editor Top Pick by Best of the Web (BOTW)

Check out Easy Notecards for yourself and see what your think.
It's totally free and always will be.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Your Easy Notecards Locker

One of the benefits of registering for an Easy Notecards account is that you get your own locker. Your locker keeps track of your created notecard sets, favorites (notecard sets, books and members) and recent activity. Even if you don’t plan on creating any notecards sets your locker can still be a valuable resource. To get to your locker, make sure you're signed in and click the My Locker tab at the top. To view another member's locker, click their username.

Check out jncanf’s locker as an example. (jncanf, I hope you don’t mind me using you as an example.)

Here’s a brief description of each locker tab.
Note: Even though you can view any member's locker, the tab descriptions below assume you are viewing your own locker.

Displays notecard sets you have created organized by the chapters of a book. The last section, No Book, displays any notecard sets not linked to a specific book. Notecard sets can be sorted by Newest, Views and Helpfulness. Placing your cursor over a notecard set will show the edit and delete options.

Displays notecard sets you have added to your favorites. (To add a notecard set to your favorites, click Add to My Favorite Notecard Sets when viewing a notecard set). The Fav Notecards tab is organized just like the Created Notecards tab with the same sort options. Placing your cursor over a notecard set will show the remove from favs option.

If one of your favorite notecard sets is edited you will receive a notifications. (more about notifications in a later blog post)

Displays books you have added to your favorites. (To add a book to your favorites, click Add to My Favorite Books when viewing a book). Books can be sorted by Title, Newest notecard set, Notecard set count. Placing your cursor over a book will show the remove from favs option.

If a notecard set is added to one of your favorite books you will receive a notification.

Displays members you have added to your favorites. (To add a member to your favorites, click Add to My Favorite Members when viewing a book). Members can be sorted by Username, Newest created set and Created set count. Placing your cursor over a member will show the remove from favs option.

If one of your favorite members creates a new notecard set you will receive a notification.

An item is added to the Recent Activity tab when you create or edit a notecard set, rate a notecard set, add an item to your favorites, finish a quiz, complete a matching game or post a comment. You can select to view all recent activity (the default) or a specific type of activity such as just posted comments. You can also view recent activity for your favorite members by clicking the My fav members link.

Quick note about your locker privacy When viewing your own locker you will be able to see items pertaining to private notecard sets but no one else will be able to. The same is true for notecard sets you rate as not helpful. If you rate a notecard set as not helpful you will be able to see it in your recent activity but no one else will be able to.

Your locker is just one of the many perks of being an Easy Notecards member.

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