Online Flashcard Instructions

Students who have been using 3x5 cards to help memorize information such as vocabulary words, translations, equations, concepts, historical facts, etc. wil find these online flashcards faster, easier and more effective. The two boxes on the screen represent the front and back side of the flashcard. To go from one flashcard to the next, you simply click one of the tape player buttons below the flashcards.

You can choose to initially view the left side of the flashcard, the right side of the flashcard, or both. You set this option by clicking on the appropriate circle in the box that says 'Initially show'.

As you come to each new flashcard, read it carefully, then answer it either in your head or the scratch area provided at the bottom. The scratch area works well for the Scrabble cards. Then check your answer by clicking on the appropriate button. If your answer was incorrect, be sure to go back a few cards and concentrate on getting the incorrect answer right this time through.

Move from one flashcard to another by clicking on one of the tape-player buttons. Depending on which button you click, you can move to the first, previous, next, or last flashcard.

Click on 'Shuffle' to shuffle the cards in a random order. Click on one of the 'Alphabetize' options to alphabetize the cards..

All of the features described above have been tested on several browsers and do work. If it isn't working for you, then the problem might be your browser. Please send us an email( if your browser is not portraying the flashcards well.

A Note to Parents:

Often, students think they are studying but they are not taking in what they are seeing in their textbooks and worksheets. Our students are taught to reframe their assigned work as questions and answers. We work together to create online flashcards on the material covered during homework sessions. In-between lessons, our students send us notes on their homework which we also convert to flashcards for their use. By participating in this process, students develop their ability to percieve and integrate the main ideas in their reading.

Eventually, we hope that our students will acquire the skills needed to do this kind of focused note-taking on their own, thus eliminating the need for tutoring.

The original code for our online JavaScript flashcards was written by Andy Lyons