Teacher Review For StudyBlue

Study flashcards on any device

Amber P.
Technology coordinator
Cherry Creek School District
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 2
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 2
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
StudyBlue is a study tool using flashcards. You can use the app or the website. It looks really sharp. You can add images to cards and can easily look up content and search to use another person’s flashcard. StudyBlue will keep statistics on your performance and chart progress. StudyBlue works essentially just like real flashcards. You practice and put your cards into two decks. One is a set of cards you got right, and then you continue working with the cards you missed. I love that you are able to just isolate the cards you missed. Once you are done with flashcards StudyBlue will create a quiz based off of your cards.
My Take
I really like how modern it looks and it is super easy to swipe if you got a card correct or not. However, there are a few major setbacks. You can not embed flash cards. You are able to share by providing a link, but it has limitations. As a teacher, it is nice to have a common deck and have your students practice right on your class website, or Learning Management System (our district uses Schoology) with the embed code. StudyBlue is also limited to just flashcards and a clunky test of the cards. There are alternatives that will provide matching and interactive games. StudyBlue is missing features. The last piece to be aware of is connected to sharing. You can look people up. You cannot always see their cards, but you can see users and their school. Because of this, users must be at least 13 years old in the Terms of Use. So, I like StudyBlue but I will not be recommending it. It is good for flashcards, but there are other products out there that would be better suited for teaching and learning.