iFlipTips is a new study app from TECHtionary that is revolutionizing the way we learn. Using iFlipTips, you can transform even the most difficult subjects into bite-sized chunks that are easy to remember and fun to study. iFlipTips’ use of different mediums means that the app caters for students of all learning styles, whether you remember by reading, watching, hearing or doing.
Once you’ve downloaded the app, you can create your own series of flashcards using text, images, audio clips and video. While traditional textbooks rely purely on students learning what they read, this combination of watching, hearing and reading leads to increased retention and shorter study times. The app’s use of images and videos means it is great for studying subjects that rely on diagrams and charts to communicate some of the information you need to learn for an exam – just like biology.
If you have a biology exam coming up, or want to make sure you’ve learned everything you need to know from the last semester, you can use the app to cement your knowledge, which can lead to faster recall when you need to use the information for a test later.
The iFlipTips app is divided into three sections: iTips-Ideas cards, iFlip-Slides and iFlipCards. Use iTips-Ideas cards to make written notes with the text box, record lectures with the audio recorder, use the camera to capture images of complex diagrams, and use the video function to record experiments or dissections. This feature is especially helpful when you’re required to write up a key experiment or lab activity as part of an assignment or for coursework, as you can record the session, and focus on what you’re doing instead of trying to remember every detail, or worrying about how much you’re going to remember later. Likewise, recording your lectures using iFlipTips means you have a comprehensive record of everything you’ve studied, and you don’t have to spend your energy and attention taking notes, but rather can listen to the information, and learn.
When it’s time to study for a big exam, you can create question and answer flipcards using the iFlipCards section of the app, and test your knowledge. Creating a mock-exam environment for yourself when you’re still studying means you’ll have more confidence when it comes to the real exam. As well as creating text-based question and answer cards, you can use the image function to take pictures of diagrams, then flip the card around to check that you labeled the different parts correctly. The video and audio recording functions also work with iFlipCards, so if you want to ensure you know the information you’re studying thoroughly, you can try creating a spoken question and answer exam for yourself.
You can store your cards in customized folders, organizing them so that you can access them quickly and easily in the future. For example, you might want to create a folder for each semester, with sub-folders for each individual module you study. Alternatively, you could create a folder for each module, and sub-folders for individual topics within that module. The folder system is simple, but completely customizable so you can create a system that works for you.