Lesson to Create Flash Cards

By: Katherine Wesmiller

Lesson is a tool for creating action mazes: the ideal device for exploring scenarios and for interactive case studies. It allows you to create different paths so depending on your student's choice they could be led in different directions.

You can use a lesson, as if it's an online deck of flash cards. One advantage of using an online system is that log files tell you if a student completed the flash card activity, and how well the student did.

Creating a Lesson

Creating a Lesson

1. Give your cards a title

2. If you want it to be practice set "Practice lesson" to "yes"

3. Also set the "Maximum grade" to 0 so that the students are not graded for their practice

If you want the student to see how well (s)he did on the lesson, set "Practice lesson" to "Yes" and use a maximum grade that makes sense, such as one point per correct answer.

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1. "Allow student to review" enables a student to go backwards in a lesson, and retry questions, but in a flash card activity this is usually set to "no"

2. Set "Action after correct answer" to "Show an unanswered Page". This means that after a student answers a flash card incorrectly, MyMitty might display that card again during the same session.

3. "Number of pages (cards) to show" determines how many cards are shown. Set this to less than the total number of cards.

4. You can use the "Slide Show" setting to display the lesson in a separate window

5. If you selected "Yes" for 4 then you can make the window size the size of a flash card.

6. When the student uses a physical deck of flash cards, (s)he can see approximately how far into the deck (s)he is. This "Progress bar" setting can help to create this effect with your online deck of flash cards.

Choosing to add a question

Choosing to add a question

Click "Add a Question Page"

Question type

Question type

Multiple Choice: This is the default question type. Multi choice questions are popular questions where the student is asked to choose one answer from a set of alternatives. The correct answer takes the student further into the lesson, the wrong answers do not.

True/False: Student must choose either true or false for the answer

Short Answer: The student will have to enter the answer and it will be checked against one or more answers. Correct answers will go onto the next page. In this case it uses an autocorrection device that you can read about under the ?

Numerical: You must have a number in your answer, best used for math

Matching: Students must match the answers

Essay: Answer is an essay

For our purposes choose "Short Answer"

Create a card

Create a card

1. You can choose to put a page title or not.

2. Put the definition of the term you want the students to know.

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Write your answer--make sure you are aware if you make the word capital or plural, this is both in the question and the answer. It might be a good idea to tell your students that you will ALWAYS do everything in lower case so that they are not penalized for that.

Save your work

Save your work

Summary

Summary

This is the summary page of your lesson. Right now there are 4 questions created

Adding a question

Adding a question

1. Select the drop down menu

2. Select "question"

Add your new definition

Add your new definition

Remember to choose the type of question you want.

Continue adding definitions and answers

Add the question at the bottom

Add the question at the bottom

Remember to save your work

And again...

Student view

Student view

Flash cards

Flash cards

Students have to answer in the box. The red line is the "progress bar"

If they answer the question correctly they move on and the bar progresses.

Reports

Reports

Check to see if your students are doing the assignment and how well they did.

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