Thursday, November 22, 2012


The resource for today is called Cramberry.

What is Cramberry?
Cramberry is a flashcard creation service. It's users can create, study, and share the flashcards that are added to the website. Topics range from Italian to geology to english. There are millions of pre-made cards by other users already on the website that you can use or you can create your own to share with others.

Is it free?
Cramberry is free for up to 30 study cards per day. There is also an option of a Pro account. This account gives you unlimited studying daily, CSV imports, and an auto-translate feature. This account is $9.00 per year. When you do sign up, though, you receive 14 days of FREE pro account perks. 

What will Cramberry bring to your classroom?
This product can prove to be beneficial in all different grades throughout the education system. From using it in the Kindergarten classroom to help identify numbers and number words to using it in 4th grade classrooms to work on math vocabulary to a college student studying for anatomy. This tool brings an easier way to create flashcards to use as visual aids without having to hassle with the purchasing of notecards, writing each one out, and then hoping to not lose them!

How do I use Cramberry?
Below, I will show you the steps of using Cramberry.

Here is the Dashboard that pops up when you log in to your account. You can click MAKE YOUR OWN or BROWSE PRE-MADE SETS. Once you have sets created, they will be loaded under "Your sets."

Step 1: When creating a new set, type in your title and give the permissions you would like.

Step 2: Begin adding your cards. You can type in your cards, do a bulk import, or create "long cards" which is the same as regular cards, just allows for more writing to be done. There's also an option for you to create reversed cards to go along with the cards that are all facing the ONE way (alternate fronts and backs, so definitions and words for example). Click FINISH and your cards are ready to use!

If you want to BROWSE cards, here's what the page looks like. There are 3 pages of featured cards and then topics are listed to the left. If you're looking for a specific group of cards, type the words into the SEARCH bar to find sets you would like to use.


How can I use Cramberry in my classroom?
Below is a list of ways that this tool can be utilized in the classroom:

-Partner work
-Create memory games
-Use to study math terms
-Study science definitions
-Use for sequence of events
-Use at centers for center work
-Create cards for a sorting game
-Use to help study theorists in college
-Create story plot cards to place in order
-Definitions of words in academic studies
-Spelling words with the word on one side to use as flashcards
-Use as a new class job to have students type in words each week that you're working on
-Use to help remember events that happened in history by looking at events & naming dates
-Vocabulary words - describe the word, definition, how you could use it, part of speech, etc.
-Use to have students express their understanding of a unit by making cards for important parts

Honestly, the possibilities are ENDLESS.

How would YOU use Cramberry in your classroom? Answer in the comments on this post!

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