Voice Card  -  Volume 27  -  John Card Number 13  -  Sat, Mar 6, 1993 5:06 PM

This is a response to VC 27 Holly 7 ("Flash Cards")...


I am DELIGHTED that you are putting my silly little stack to some good use. Its design owes much to our own Roger, who requested this stack to help him prepare for his paralegal exams.

If you want a stack which prompts the student to type an answer, someone will need to do a little re-programming. Since it took me over a year to finish my latest project (a veterinarian quiz stack for poor Drury), it would be best not to wait for me to do the revisions....

There is, however, a work-around if you are sufficiently desparate. Create a flash card stack with questions, but no answers and make a duplicate copy. Put the stack in edit mode and instruct your child to type the answers into each card. When (s)he is done, take the stack out of edit mode and review each card, pushing the approriate radio button if (s)he spelled the word correctly. You can then record the score. If you want to repeat the process, simply make another duplicate of the original (answerless) stack.

It's awkward, but it should work. I am curious how your kids like the Mac and what they do with it. Tell us more!