Author: Adrian Tennant | Published on 1 July 2023
Question: How can flashcards be used in the classroom?
Answer: They are most commonly used when teaching vocabulary.
Imagine you are teaching your learners the word ‘rocket’. What is the easiest way to make sure they understand the word?
- a definition
- the real thing
- a picture / flashcard
[a/w – a picture showing a teacher holding up a flashcard of a rocket in space]
The easiest is to show a picture / flashcard.
Make sure the pictures you use for flashcards are clear and not ambiguous.
Flashcards can be used to:
- teach new words
- check understanding
- recycle and revise
- play a game
You and your learners can make your own flashcards. You can:
- draw your own pictures
- find pictures in magazines
- find pictures on the internet
When will you use flashcards in your class?