6 Ways to Integrate Digital Flashcards Into Your Classroom



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I am always looking for ways to make practicing decoding skills more engaging and motivating. If your classroom has even 1 chromebook, iPad, laptop, tablet, Promethean/SmartBoard or anything in between, digital flashcards can be an amazing resource for you. My students are always asking for them and they are a quick and easy way to work on specific phonics skills!  Here are some fun ways to make word reading more exciting.


Click to learn more about Digital flashcards and six ways that you can incorporate them into your classroom.  They are a game changer when it comes to reading and are such an engaging and motivating activity.






Share with Parents and Families

Using digital flashcards in this way has been a real game changer for me!  Families often ask me how they can support their student at home with the concepts we are working on.  This is a great way for them help their student practice. I typically share a set once we have gone over it a few times and students are familiar with the vowel/consonant pattern.  They can even use their phones to look at the flashcards with the google slides app.

Click to learn more about Digital flashcards and six ways that you can incorporate them into your classroom.  They are a game changer when it comes to reading and are such an engaging and motivating activity.

Warm Up

A good warm up is an essential component of a small group reading lesson.  Using digital flashcards is a great way to get your group engaged and motivated.   If you have multiple iPads, students can each have their own device.  You can have each student start on a different slide so they are not reading the same word at the same time!  


Click to learn more about Digital flashcards and six ways that you can incorporate them into your classroom.  They are a game changer when it comes to reading and are such an engaging and motivating activity.

Whole Group

These flashcards can be projected onto a Promethean Board or SmartBoard during whole group lessons!  You can have students raise their hand if they know the word, have them chorally read it together, all the girls read one word and then boys read the next or any other way to mix it up!


Click to learn more about Digital flashcards and six ways that you can incorporate them into your classroom.  They are a game changer when it comes to reading and are such an engaging and motivating activity.

Make it a Game

I love this strategy so much I wrote a blog post about it (click here to read more).  In summary:  You keep track of points.  If the student or group get the word right they get a point and if they get it wrong the teacher (or other group) gets a point.  Who ever gets the  most points after x amount of time or x amount of words is the winner!  Spoiler alert:  I never win and I often give second chances to read a word.


Click to learn more about Digital flashcards and six ways that you can incorporate them into your classroom.  They are a game changer when it comes to reading and are such an engaging and motivating activity.

This can be done with a small group or whole class, teacher vs student, group vs group - whatever works for you!  

Click to learn more about Digital flashcards and six ways that you can incorporate them into your classroom.  They are a game changer when it comes to reading and are such an engaging and motivating activity.






Literacy Centers


Digital flashcards can also be used as a center throughout the day.  If you have multiple devices, students can each have their own or they can share one.  Once students are done reading the words, phrases or sentences they could you paper/pencil to:
  • Sort the words by vowel/consonant pattern
  • Rainbow write
  • Use a word to write a sentence
  • Rewrite and then illustrate one of the phrases or sentences


Click to learn more about Digital flashcards and six ways that you can incorporate them into your classroom.  They are a game changer when it comes to reading and are such an engaging and motivating activity.


Click to learn more about Digital flashcards and six ways that you can incorporate them into your classroom.  They are a game changer when it comes to reading and are such an engaging and motivating activity.

Intervention/RtI Time

This is the main way that I use digital flashcards.  They are an essential component to my intervention lessons with students.  The flashcards with words only is a great way to reinforce decoding the vowel or consonant pattern that we have been focusing on.  Then we apply those decoding skills to longer phrases and sentences. 


Where do I get Digital Flashcards?

The digital flashcard sets I use each focus on a specific vowel or consonant pattern.  Within each set are:
  • Phonetically Regular Words (words that students could stretch out) within that specific vowel or consonant pattern.  
  • There are also 4 sets of mixed review words with different patterns.  For example the CVC mixed set would include a mix of all of the short vowels.
  • Phrases and Sentences that include words students have been exposed in the previous sets!
I have an extensive selection of Digital Flashcard sets just for you! Click on the picture below to check out the selection. Do you need something specific to your school’s reading series?  I can make you a custom set!




Check out this video for a closer look at Digital Flashcards.


What do I need to use Digital Flashcards?

Each set of flashcards are in Google Slides so you just need any device that can access that.  This includes a(n), iPad, iPod, tablet, chromebook, laptop, Promethean/SmartBoard or anything that can be used to access google!  The sets can also be assigned through Google Classroom.



Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out the ways that you can integrate digital flashcards into your classroom!  Can you think of another way to use them?  Let me know in the comments!

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