Getting Started with Flashcard Factory

Overview

Increase retention and engagement with this fun, team-oriented vocabulary game! In the Flashcard Factory, students work together to create the best example sentences and illustrations for your vocabulary terms. At the end of the game, you can review and choose the final flashcard set as a group. Then, you can export the final set to Quizlet. You don't need even need a Quizlet account! At home, students can play review games in Quizlet with their cards, and all of the fun examples they created will help them remember and better understand the terms.

Please note: Pear Deck Vocabulary and the Flashcard Factory are only available for users who log in with Google at this time.

The Five Steps of the Flashcard Factory

Step One: Start a Vocabulary List

Go to Pear Deck and log in as a teacher to open your Pear Deck Home. Please note: You must use a Google account to play the Flashcard Factory game at this time! When you reach Pear Deck Home, click Start a Vocab List:

Step Two: Add Vocabulary Terms to your List

You can find a Vocabulary List by Subject, paste in your own list, or type in terms. Merriam-Webster is on call to help you fill in definitions as you go. You get to choose whether or not to provide students a definition.

Learn more about creating a list.

Step Three: Play the Flashcard Factory Game

The Flashcard Factory is most fun when you project the game in front of the room. It's not technically necessary though, so if you don't have a projector, no worries.

When you're ready to begin, click the blue Play Flashcard Factory button (see the image above). Pear Deck displays instructions on your screen (the Projector View) telling students how to join the game. Just like they enter a Slides Session, students need to go to joinpd.com, log in with their Google Account, then enter the code displayed on the Projector View.

You'll see students' names appear on your screen as they join. Students are automatically assigned a partner to create example sentences and illustrations for the new terms during the game. Once they have joined the session, click Clock in to enter the Production Phase. Students can then start creating their cards. As a class, you can review the cards on the Projector View and choose the best examples to be included in the final Flashcard Set.

Learn more about how the game is played.

Step Four: Ship your Flashcard Set

When you are ready to evaluate cards and decide which ones to send to Quizlet, and which ones to dismiss, click on Quality Control.

After completing the Quality Control phase, you can Export to Quizlet. You don't need a Quizlet account!

Step Five: Share and Review

Share the link with students so they can review the terms with any of Quizlet's fun study games.

We hope you enjoy this interactive experience with your students in Flashcard Factory!