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
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.
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.
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
Add your new definition
If they answer the question correctly they move on and the bar progresses.