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Frequently Asked Questions
Educandy activities come in three flavours: words, pairs and quizzes. Word activities are simple lists of terms that you want your students to learn and practise (particularly their spellings). For example, you could create a list of key philosophers of the 20th Century. Pairs are lists of words with corresponding correct answers, like a word in French and an English translation, or a historical event and the year it happened. Then, you have quizzes, which are composed of a question, answer and up to three 'red herring' alternative answers.
Each flavour of Educandy activity has a number of games you can play with it. With your word lists, you can play Anagrams, Hangman and Wordsearch. With you pairs, you have Crosswords, Matchup, Memory and Noughts and Crosses available. The quiz game option is Multiple Choice, an exciting, beat-the-clock quick-fire round of questions for your students.
Yes! You can import simple word pair lists into Educandy via the Import link in the navigation after you have logged in. Your words should be in a simple text file, with each pair tab-delimited (separated by a single tab) on a separate line.
You can create this kind of file in any text editor program yourself. But many other applications export in this format, too. This makes it very easy to transfer your existing lists into Educandy.
In Anki, go to File > Export. Select 'Notes in Plain Text' as the format, and uncheck 'Include tags'.
In Quizlet, navigate to the word list you want to export, then click the 'More options' icon (...). Select the tab option (the two arrows icon) for 'Between term and definition', and 'New Line' for 'Between rows'.
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