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Apps and Websites for Making Flash Cards and Quizzes

Flash card and quiz apps help students get familiar with and memorize information as well as test their factual knowledge. This list of apps and websites gives students a lot of flexibility for memorization and quizzing, offering a range of premade content as well as quick custom list building, adaptive learning, and assessment. While there's a healthy dose of spelling, vocabulary, and math tools, many of these resources can be used creatively for any content.

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TinyTap, Create & Play Educational Games

Book-and-game builder empowers creativity, boasts vast content library

Bottom line: With some patience and planning, this game maker can be a classroom game changer.


Drill math skills with basic, customizable chalkboard-style app

Bottom line: It's a solid practice tool for kids who don't need fancy visuals.


Well-designed, kid-empowering spelling list creator

Bottom line: It's a quality app but needs some oversight; it would be nice if you could track multiple students' scores at once.


Online game offers unique but limited spin on studying

Bottom line: A super-cool concept for studying, but the learning is very traditional, and there's labor-intensive setup.

Word Dynamo

Word lists, games add fun and flexibility to dictionary experience

Bottom line: Word Dynamo is an easy-to-use vocabulary-building app that works with a wide range of skill levels.


Math-assessment tool focuses on rewards, lacks constructive feedback

Bottom line: An easy-to-use tool for quick practice and assessment, but don't expect a lot of content coverage or instructional support.


Quiz-game tool errs too far on the side of simplicity

Bottom line: Memes make quiz feedback fun, but teachers looking for more options and flexibility may want to consider alternative apps.


Snapshot quizzes and questions measure student learning

Bottom line: Powerful and easy-to-use student-response system has the potential to support responsive teaching.

Tinycards -- Learn with Fun, Free Flashcards

Gamified flash cards feature great built-in content, spaced repetition

Bottom line: A smart, easy-to-use, and surprisingly fun way to study and review.

Trading Cards

Guided flashcards try to break out of the drill and memorization mold

Bottom line: Easy, free way to help kids think about, organize, and study people, places, vocabulary, book characters, and more.

Math Pack Flash Cards

Quality but dry quizzes enhance speed and efficiency

Bottom line: Offers good learning potential for pre-algebra concepts, despite a few rough edges.


Gamelike student-response tool can spark competitive fun

Bottom line: Effortlessly fun quizzing that can lead to productive formative assessment and student reflection if implemented effectively.


Familiar game show-like quizzes with a few new features

Bottom line: Easy-to-set-up and mostly free way to assign quizzes and check for understanding with a handy but paid option for progress tracking.


Flexible flash card app prompts students to reflect

Bottom line: An exceptionally flexible tool with great potential for creating and sharing custom flash cards, but many of the features that make it unique will cost you.


Flexible study aid supports learning at home, school, and on the go

Bottom line: A quality study tool for learning and memorizing facts; extensions to support higher-level thinking would be a nice addition.


Flash card app gamifies rote memorization; some cool features

Bottom line: An attractive though potentially spendy way to make studying feel more like a game.


Remix studying with simple do-it-yourself games

Bottom line: While this study tool promotes fun fact practice, it's most effective when students make their own games.

That Quiz

Simple design, customizable quizzes make test practice tolerable

Bottom line: It's free, easy to use for both teachers and students, and, although basic, a pretty solid way to gather classroom data.


Turn any content into a flexible study aid

Bottom line: Students will benefit from the ease of creating study materials, but getting beyond surface knowledge will take concentrated effort.


Study tool supports good habits, works best for older students

Bottom line: A solid concept, but K–12 students and teachers might be better served by other free apps' features.

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