Economics myFlashcard Maker

Economics myFlashcard Maker lets users review key economics terms via flashcards before taking a quiz. After loading the app and touching the screen, users can choose one of 18 economic topics to review by tapping the one of interest. Next, the app presents users with three options: Study, Review, or Quiz. The “Study” option presents an economics term related to the topic selected. Users are to say the term’s definition either aloud or in their head, and they can then tap the blue arrow on the right side of the screen to access the definition. If users select…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6.3
B. Design - 8.5
C. Engagement - 6

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Economics myFlashcard Maker lets users review key economics terms via flashcards before taking a quiz. After loading the app and touching the screen, users can choose one of 18 economic topics to review by tapping the one of interest. Next, the app presents users with three options: Study, Review, or Quiz. The “Study” option presents an economics term related to the topic selected. Users are to say the term’s definition either aloud or in their head, and they can then tap the blue arrow on the right side of the screen to access the definition. If users select the “Review” option, it is similar to the “Study” option; however, there is an “X” and a “✓” mark that users can tap to indicate whether they knew or did not know the word. After users study all the words, the app provides them with a summary report based on their self-assessment. Finally, the “Quiz” option presents users with 10 multiple-choice questions related to a selected topic, and users are to select the correct answer. Once all questions have been answered, the app provides users with a report about their performance, and users can review the terms related to questions they answered incorrectly.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can allow students to use this app as a method for reviewing key economic terms before an upcoming assessment or activity.
  2. As a homework assignment, teachers can require students to complete a specific quiz in this app and earn a 10/10 on it. To show their work, students can take a screenshot of their result and either email it to their teacher or post it to a class website.
  3. For each term they study in this app, teachers can require students to draw a sketch that represents the word. To help organize this activity, teachers can require students to add a sketch of the term as part of a Frayer Box vocabulary activity.
  4. After studying the terms included in this app for a topic, teachers can have students identify an example or research an event related to the term. For example, when studying the term “private property,” students could provide examples of their own private property or discuss how private property is treated by different governmental structures or economics systems. Students can share their findings as a mini-presentation or in writing.
  5. After studying a group of terms related to a topic, teachers can have students conduct research to identify additional terms that are also related to the topic. Students can then record the term, its definition, and write a short commentary that explains how the term is related to the topic.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

 

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