SMART TERMS

Having command of the key terminology can make a real difference, not just in answering "state", "define" and "describe" questions, but understanding the course content too. Electronic flash cards have been created many times before, but Smart Terms offers teachers and students a whole new set of possibilities with interactive flashcards in Smart Revise.

Keywords explained

A comprehensive set of terminology with exam board definitions

Craig'n'Dave have pored over every specification document to create a set of terms that are specific for the course your students are studying.

Forensically exploring mark schemes, popular textbooks, and computing dictionaries to create the best succinct definitions.

Creating custom decks of cards by topic and level of confidence is so simple.

Interactive and reflective options

Engage students in active learning

In addition to a classic flashcard mode, set Smart Revise to “interactive” and students must write their own definition of a term before flipping to see the back of the card.

Teachers can review the definitions students are writing and change their recorded confidence level.

Toggle topics on and off so that students are only presented with terms they have already learned.

Rich Reports

See how much students are engaging and watch their confidence grow

Students must record their confidence with each term which allows teachers to use this data in new and interesting ways in the classroom. Elevating classic flashcards into an intervention tool.

Additional details on many of the cards help students apply their knowledge of the term.

10 new awards to attain

Generates incentives and healthy competition in a class

To encourage students to engage with Smart Revise, students can achieve a set of awards simply by using Smart Terms.

CASE STUDY

At Stroud High School, at the end of a topic students are asked to enter a definition for each term and RAG rate themselves against a correct answer. The teacher reviews the definitions that their students entered, and evaluates their self-assessment RAG rating, modifying it for those students who had over-estimated their understanding of a term.

The teacher also uses data reports to know which terms the class feel they least well understand. At the end of the course this data informs revision sessions focusing on areas of the specification different groups of learners want to revise.

Classic revision cards enable students to revise key terms, but they do little for the teacher who could use data to help their students further. Smart Terms provides a much better solution.