Sunday, October 20, 2013

iFlash with Glitter

iFlash my students do you?  I'm not talking about the kind of flashing that will put you on the 11 o'clock news!  I'm talking about flash cards!  Skill and drill practice with sight words, addition facts, subtraction facts, numbers, and alphabet is key to building fluent readers and mathematicians.  I have decks and decks of flash cards!  (nothing is worse than when they get mixed up!)  I flash the students when they enter the room, when they leave the room, in small group and anytime I have those odd 3-4 minutes.

Many times I can't find the deck I am looking for or we have a few minutes and I don't have a set with me.  I usually have my iPad or iPhone with me.  Although we need constant practice, the same old cards can get kind of boring.  Wouldn't it be great if I had holiday themed or more colorful cards?

So, one night I had a fabulous idea!  I could load flashcards on my iPad as a PDF and flip through them in iBooks with the class.  Think how colorful and fun I could make them with no worries of printing and colored ink!  I could change them out as the themes change.  Not only can you view PDF files on iPads, most eReaders and tablets can do this too.  I can put several of these older devices I have to use!

So this is how iFlash was brought to life!  I took Pre-primer sight word flash cards and spooked them out for Halloween!  Click here to download them and try them out yourself.

Simply click here to go to my TpT page and download the freebie.  Then click open in iBooks if you are on an iPad.  (With the TpT app, you click on the little eye next to the download button.)  Download the PDF on any mobile device you can use to view PDF files and page through with your students!

I have also done an iFlash Halloween themed set for all 220 Dolch Words, Addition and Subtraction.  You can grab each one of them for only $1.  The students will love them!

As I was creating these, I have fallen in love with the glitter graphics!  It is all the greatness of glitter and sparkle with out the mess!  I am quickly becoming addicted!

Classroom freebies
You can grab other great freebies too at classroom freebies' Manic Monday!


  1. What a great idea Teresa! I just wish I had an ipad in my classroom, boo! I found your blog through Manic Monday, sorry I'm a little late on following the rules I had a family emergency. Happy Hump Day!

  2. Is there a way to make PDFs on the iPad? You're talking about glitter graphics and I am intrigued but a new new new user to ipad. Thx for the help-


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