To paraphrase French philosopher René Descartes who said, ‘I think, therefore I am‘ I’ll say, ‘I teach, therefore, I’m a teacher.’
My experience as a teacher covers a few continents, three countries with different languages, and different methods of teaching those willing to learn (and there is a difference). One of the most time honored methods of learning is the flash card. In the iEverything and iDevice world it’s only natural to have iFlash cards for the Mac.
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It doesn’t matter much what you want to learn, if it involves a list of anything then flash cards help to get the job done, and iFlash does it painlessly (except for the learning part).
iFlash works with the Deck Library so think of them as a digital stack of cards (7,000 are available for download).
Because iFlash is a Mac app it does what you’d expect a digital flash card to do. Drop in audio clips, photos, and text and create as many cards in a stack as you need.
iFlash does something special to flash cards. You can have an unlimited number of card sides per deck.
Add a word to one side, a definition to another, and a complete sentence using the same word on another side (unlike index flash cards which have only two sides).
The built-in iFlash editor gives you the option to view all the iFlash cards at one time. Add cards to a stack as needed.
Drop in images to match the card and even embed a card with an audio clip (perfect for learning a new language).
iFlash lets you print out your flash cards, too. There’s also a free iPhone and iPad version of iFlash called iFlash Touch.
While iFlash for the Mac doesn’t cost much, there is a free 15-day trial period. The real value may come in the 7,000 card decks created by iFlash users.