NEWS – As a teacher, I periodically spend an afternoon looking for new apps that I think might help me do my job or my students learn stuff, and I today I found one called Space.
Space is a spaced repetition flashcard system. If you’re not familiar with spaced repetition, it’s basically a system where difficult to learn items are presented more often than easy to learn items. So if you’re studying a language and you’re having trouble with a word that you just can’t seem to memorize, it would pop up in the flashcards more often than the words you’ve got down pat. It’s a proven way to memorize things.
The cool part about this app is that you can share your flashcards with others. One idea is that a teacher could make a set of flashcards for their class. Or, if you’ve got a study group, each person could develop one chapter’s worth of flashcards and you could all share them.
The flashcards sync between devices and the app has a very easy to use, simple interface. There are also quite a few customization and graphics options. Best of all, it’s free and there are no ads!