Teacher Review for Brainscape - Smart Flashcards

Flashcard tool to review, process, and memorize concepts and terms with pricey in-app purchases.

Isaac P.
Technology coordinator
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My Subjects English Language Arts, English-Language Learning, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use it mainly when I need help memorizing stuff through repetition. It can be used as a set or multiple sets of flashcards to review important concepts, or for users to create their own sets of flashcards recapping on what they learned in a lesson or unit.
My Take
The tool seems to be mainly useful to aid memorization of concepts. As a creation tool, kids could use it to create their own flashcards for self-review or self-reflection on what they learned in a unit or lesson. It comes with Premium sets of flashcards. Some of those are very pricey, while other ones are free, but still very useful (e.g. keyboard shortcuts). In terms of Bloom's taxonomy, it doesn't seem to foster critical thinking. It rather fosters recalling of terms and concepts.