As an educator, there are many ways you can incorporate Brainscape into your curriculum, depending on your content needs and your appetite (or your students' appetite) for creating your own flashcards.
Below are several ways that teachers and companies can use Brainscape with their class:
- Find flashcards for your students -- If you search the Brainscape marketplace, you may find that another user(s) has already created flashcards that fit your needs. If this is the case, then you can just Duplicate the Class (which requires that you have a Pro account), then share it with your students (who would not necessarily need Pro accounts). At that point, you and your students could edit the flashcards as your own shared copy.
- Make flashcards for your students -- Many educators and companies prefer to create their own study materials and share with their students. Check out our guide for Creating a Class for more info.
- Have your TA make flashcards for your students -- If you are lucky enough to have a Teaching Assistant (TA) for your course, then s/he could be the perfect person to make the flashcards! Simply create a Class, invite your TA as a collaborator, and have them start creating Decks until you are ready to invite students.
- Have your students collaboratively create flashcards -- This is often the most effective and interactive method of all. Check out this lesson plan that gives full instructions on best practices we've seen in the wild.
- Scavenger Hunt-- (aka, teacher purposefully places erroneous cards in the deck/class, then assigns students to find them, and, using the "Suggest an Edit" button, submit the corrected version to them for grading.
- Peer Review: Assign each group a separate chapter to create 5-10 cards based on what they think is the most relevant info. Then share with another group for review of accuracy and importance.
In each of these methods, you can easily manage students' editing permissions and track students' study progress throughout the course. Many educators find it helpful to make usage of Brainscape a key part of their class participation grade.
[See Also: Inviting students to your Class.]
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