The site is easy to use. You just need either an image of yourself that you can upload or a webcam that you can take a picture with. Then you choose the picture you want to put yourself into and upload your image. With a bit of resizing and colour adjustment you can have a set of your own personal flashcards in just minutes.
Then you can either embed them in a webpage like these ones, have a link to them on the site or print them up to use them in class as flashcards.
How to use these with students
These kinds of flashcards can be used for a multitude of purposes.
- They are great for generating stories / personal anecdotes ( The time I met Paris Hilton etc).
- You can use them to practice a range of grammar structures. The ones below could all be used for 'used to' and students could either ask about the experience or you could make up anecdotes to tell them.
- You could get your students to create their own flashcards using their own images and then come to class and tell the class about their imaginary experiences.
- Often when students have to talk about their own experiences, they can't think of much to say. Hopefully these flashcards will stimulate their imagination and they can have fun making up stories and anecdotes.
- You could even try to convince your students that some of these are true! (I actually used to have long hair and go dancing with Paris Hilton!)
- I used to play football for Manchester united
- I used to go dancing with Paris Hilton.
- I used to be a stunt man.
- I used to have long hair.
- I used to be a bit of an ogre.
- I used to play in a band.
What I liked about it
- Lots of different pictures to choose from
- Quick and easy to create the flashcards
- Lots of fun for free and registration necessary
- Would be nice to have some more ordinary images and perhaps different places around the world.
- It only worked with jpg images, not with gif
- Watch out. Some of them are less suitable for younger learners