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Flash Card Apps for Summer Learning

Many students have, or soon will, started summer break, which means a break from classrooms.
However, that doesn’t mean learning has to stop, especially with flashcard apps as PC Mike Wendland shows you in his report this week.

Tinycards makes it easy to learn about topics ranging from famous landmarks to historical events, science, new languages, and more. Select a lesson, memorize the card and word, and then answer back correctly. Users can hear pronunciation, study illustrations, and unlock new decks – all in a fun way. The app is free for iOS and Android.

Quizlet helps learn a new language, test vocabulary knowledge, and study subjects like math, chemistry, and biology. Users can play a match game against the clock, make their own flashcards, and check stats. An especially useful feature is that it works offline – perfect for use during vacations to more remote areas. The app is free for iOS and Android with in-app purchases available.

StudyShack allows users to learn by playing crossword puzzles, match, and many other games. Search for other flashcard sets, quiz yourself, and interact with the flashcards. Users can even learn by using flashcards by others who have chosen to share. The app is free for iOS and Android.

Mike is a veteran journalist whose video "PC Mike" reports have been distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations since 1994, making him one of the most experienced tech reporters in the country. His tech stories and videos have appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, the Today Show, The New York Times, USA Today and in numerous national newspapers and magazines. In addition to the PC Mike tech blog, he also publishes the Roadtreking.com RV Travel Blog in which he travels North America in an RV reporting about interesting people and places.