I work as a Mac and PC system administrator for a school near Chicago, IL. We have hundreds of Macs and PCs and many hundreds of students. Parents and teachers are always looking for Mac tools to help students improve their study habits and grades.
Just in time for the 21st century is Cram. Not cramming. That’s old school. Cram is a Mac app and an iPhone app which creates flash cards and multiple choice tests—perfect for rigorous study to excel on the toughest of tests.
No More Cramming With Cram
Students, whether Mac or PC users, hate to cram for tests. Cramming is mind numbing and exhausting.
What students, parents, and teachers want is for students to learn good study habits, and excel when taking tough tests.
Cram is a tool to enhance basic study techniques but it’s wrapped up in high technology.
Simply put, Mac or iPhone, Cram helps students prepare for exams by a creative use of automated flash cards. Cram also lets students, parents, or teachers create multiple-choice tests.
Cramming With Cram Is Easy And Fun
There’s something about getting students involved in the creation of tests which makes for improved grades. Cram makes it straightforward. Create your own test questions and answers.
Set up the questions, record the answers, and use cram to prepare for exams using real multiple-choice tests. Study mode lets students review material with Mac or iPhone flash cards.
Cram even times tests, grades and records each students test performance. Performance measured is performance improved, right?
Cram comes with a Test Portal where users can access and share thousands of teacher and student generated tests. Cram even syncs with your iPhone or iPod touch.
To Cram, Or Not To Cram?
For just a moment, think of what normally takes place in a school environment. The teacher preaches, students listen (sometimes), teacher assigns reading, students read (sometimes). Repeat.
The methodology needs a digital enhancement, a few extra steps to reinforce the classroom experience, with home study.
Since Cram is available for both the Mac and iPhone (and iPod touch), teachers can prepare tests and study materials specific for each class.
Students can study harder, longer, and with more effectiveness. Feedback is instant because Cram calculates the score and displays progress. Cram isn’t expensive, but it’s not cheap, either. The value is in the results. Good results require discipline through the process chain.