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Monday, April 9, 2012

Cobo Cards

Flashcards can be really helpful to use, but not everyone has the patience to cut out little rectangles of paper and then write out the word on one side and the definition on the other. Plus, they really aren't much fun to use by yourself.

Have you tried Cobo Cards? If not, read on and you'll be ready to get started in no time at all!

What are Cobo Cards?

Cobo Cards are a free, web based app that allows you to create flashcards or you can search Cobo cards that other people created - frequently you can find a collection that has all the words you need! Once you have created or found the collection you want to use, you can use them on your smartphone (iphone or android) or on your computer. Here is the link to sign up: http://www.cobocards.com

If you want to use Cobo Cards on your smartphone, here is the link you'll need to download the app: http://www.cobocards.com/smartphone

Why use Cobo Cards?

Cobo Cards were created using the Leitner Algorithm. Picture a box with all of your vocabulary words in it - as you begin to commit the words to memory, all the words you get correct are moved out of the box into a second box. You will be checked periodically to make sure you still remember all the words in the second box, as you are quizzed on words still in the first box. Once all the words have been "moved" to that second box, you will have succeeded in moving these words into your long term memory!

Here is a link to a video that will show you how you can use Cobo Cards to study with your friends:

Did I mention that you can also export these to your own computer in a .CSV file, too? So what are you waiting for? Try Cobo Cards today!

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