After loading the app on your iPad you can either join StudyBlue or login with your StudyBlue account, if you are already a registered user. You can either choose to use Facebook Connect (like I did) or setup an account with your email and a password.
On the homescreen you will find your digital backpack that can be filled with flashcard sets, folders and classes. On the left side you find the navigation, on the top right you can add new cards or folders.
When you click search you can browse all the flashcard sets shared by the SB community and therefore freely available on the StudyBlue platform. I chose to search for some German flashcards.
As you can see, with a broad search like “german” you will get more results than for the German language only. StudyBlue’s search is contextual which means you also get flash cards from history, arts and so on. You can also see how many cards each set consists of and when it was created.
I chose the first set with 100 German flash cards. You can then choose to review the vocabulary you are about to learn.
After that you click on flip to study the cards.
At the end you get your result and overall performance.
If you want to create your own flashcards you have three options in the new StudyBlue iPad app. You can do it the classic way and type the term and description. More interesting is of course to take a picture of the term and then enter the description. In this case I chose my digital camera.
The third option is to record the term which is of course great for language learning. You could for instance ask your Spanish speaking friend to record some vocabulary for you.
When you are finished with adding new flashcards you can save them and choose whether you want them to be public or private.