How Do I Create a Vocabulary List?

When you want to create a new Vocabulary List to use in Flashcard Factory, here's what to do:

  1. Log into your Pear Deck Home.
  2. Click Start a Vocab List.

3. Now you'll have some different ways to enter terms into your list. You can:

Choose a Pre-Made List

  1. Click on the menu button in the top left corner of the screen.

  2. Select Find Vocabulary Lists.

  3. You will be directed to the Words to Know page. Scroll down to search for a list of terms based on grade level. You can also click Create a List to leave this page and go to your Pear Deck Home.

  4. If you click on a grade level, you'll be directed to a new page with instructions to create your own list with the suggested terms. Scroll down to see and copy the terms (and definitions, of available) you want to use. Please note that terms and definitions should be imported in two separate columns so they properly fill out the terms and definitions sections of the Vocabulary list.

    After you copy your terms and/or definitions, click Open Vocab Editor.

  5. In the Vocabulary Editor, click  Import.

  6. Go to the Import a List section and add words (and definitions if you have them) to the box. Remember, if you have definitions, they should be in a separate column. You can separate the columns with a tab.

    The List Preview will show you how they will look in your Vocabulary List. If you don't want to students to see definitions when they play the Flashcard Factory game, feel free to leave them out of your list! Each line creates another card. Press "enter" to make a separate card for a term.

    If you leave the Definition blank, students will only see the Term and they can explain the term in their own words during the game.
  7. Click the Import List button.
  8. You will see your updated Vocabulary List. You can choose to add definitions here too, either by typing them in or clicking the Definitions button to search from Merriam Webster.

Type your Terms and Definitions

  1. Type your term into the Term field.
  2. Click "enter" to jump to the Definition field and type your definition. Or, click Definitions to search from Merriam Webster. You can leave the "Definition" field blank if you want students to explain or define the Term in their own words.
  3. Click "enter" again to make a new Term.

Paste in a List from somewhere else

If you have a vocabulary list in a spreadsheet or another program, like Quizlet, you can copy and paste it into the Pear Deck Vocabulary List Editor.

From a Spreadsheet

  1. Select the Terms and Definitions and Copy them
  2. Open the Pear Deck Vocabulary List Editor and click Import.
  3. Go to Import a List and add your terms (and definitions if you have them) to the box. Remember, if you have definitions, they should be in a separate column. You can separate the columns with a tab. You can separate terms with a line by pressing "enter."

    The List Preview shows you how they will look in your Vocabulary List. If you don't want to students to see definitions when they play the Flashcard Factory game, feel free to leave them out of your list! Each line creates another card. Press "enter" to make a separate card for a term.

    If you leave the Definition blank, students will only see the Term and they can explain the term in their own words during the game.
  4. Click the Import List button.
  5. You will see your updated Vocabulary List. You can choose to add definitions here too, either by typing them in or clicking the Definitions button to search from Merriam Webster.

Export from another program

Let's say you have a list in another program, like Quizlet. You can export the list in CSV (or spreadsheet) format, then copy and paste into Pear Deck Vocabulary. Here's how it works in Quizlet:

  1. Find the list you want to use and click the "More Actions" menu (looks like 3 dots)
  2. Click "Export"
  3. Make sure "Tab" and "New Line" are selected at the top. Then click "Copy Text"
  4. Follow steps 2 through 5 in the "Paste in a List from somewhere else" section above.

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