Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Free Printable Flash Card Maker

Do you ever find yourself wishing there were a simpler way to do things?  I do ALL.THE.TIME.

I have my son make flash cards to help him learn his gazillion vocabulary words that he is tested on every two weeks.  OK, maybe not a gazillion, but close.

Each two weeks, we languish over making them.  He hates to copy the definitions.  I hate for him to copy them, too.  What's the point?  Sure, I know for some students it helps with retention....but for my son, not so much.  It just leads to frustration.

Surely there must be an easier way?

Enter my handy, dandy friend, Google.  Why haven't I done this before now?  Why have I been so "old school" about these flash cards?

Well, Google told me about my next best friend and in doing so, this website might have shot up to true B.W.F.  (Best Website Friend).

If not for me, at least my son.

Not fancy.  No bells and whistles.  And, yes...a lot of ads.

But, *ahem* free.

Basically, you enter the words and definitions.  Download the PDF and print!  

Simple, right?

Why did it take me so long to figure this out?

Do you have an even better way?  I'd love to hear it.  

Because let's face it, I can use all the help I can get ;)

2 comments :

  1. I never even thought about looking online for a flash card maker. Great idea!

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  2. Are We There Yet?
    I make flashcards for my students to use for Wordly Wise vocabulary each week using quizlet (www.quizlet.com). It's free and you can enter the word and click on define then choose the correct definition or type in the definition. After creating the set, you can go through the flashcards for practice, play games, and test yourself - choosing different formats. All for free - hooray!
    Janie

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