Why Educators Teach with Picmonic Premium

Picmonic’s mission is to empower students to realize their potential by providing a radically different learning platform for a radically different generation of students.

Picmonic has been research-proven to increase test scores by 50%. Students using Picmonic have experienced a 3X increase in long-term memory retention for important facts. Educators who use Picmonic are able to provide their students with a highly cost-effective learning platform. For a handout that you can share with colleagues to help them understand the value of Picmonic, download our quick start guide.

For this current generation of students who favors the visual nature of social media and video games, learning via text-based material (even if it’s online) is hard. Educators find that students do not read, students generally do not come to class prepared and students spend all of their time trying to memorize facts without really understanding the material. So educators are looking for ways to engage students better from day 1, to ensure that students prepare for class and retain what they have learned, increasing student outcomes and success.

Educators use Picmonic’s visual learning content in the classroom to improve student engagement by embedding Picmonic imagery, videos & quizzes into their lectures. They can easily assign Picmonic lessons to students via the school Learning Management System (LMS), such as Canvas, Moodle, D2L Brightspace, and Blackboard. Even better, the Picmonic app includes full LTI functionality, Single Sign-On & Grade Book data syncing.

Students tell us the multiple daily quizzes (Spaced Rep), and the ability to watch videos before, during, and after class give students the real help they need.

Educators like Alycia Engrisch at Bryant & Stratton College in Virginia uses Picmonic to easily create materials that engage her students from the start and help students understand concepts more quickly. She notes that success is “consistent, relatively immediate” and “throughout the semester”. Students claim that using Picmonic actually decreases their study time (they do less repetitive attempts at rote memorization) and are able to focus more on conceptual understanding.

When considering adoption of new learning tools, here are a few questions to think about:

  • Is the tool(s) you use making your job easier?
  • Are you able to easily see student progress, and have the data feed directly into the grade book?
  • Is the ability to improve student outcomes an important consideration?

While Picmonic is free for educators to use forever, and all students are given a free level of access as well, some schools elect to purchase a Picmonic Premium Institutional License for their students and faculty.

  • Coursework is demanding, and Premium access for students allows them to enjoy, at their own pace, unlimited daily access to thousands of Picmonic videos and quizzes covering the most important subject areas, topics, and facts found in courses, exit exams, and board exams.
  • A Picmonic Premium Institutional License to the Picmonic Learning System also provides educators with a real-time student progress dashboard to help them evaluate student performance, spot learning gaps, and identify students who are struggling.

Are you interested in providing Picmonic to enhance student performance with specific coursework, or for intervention and remediation? If you are considering school-wide Premium access for educators and students, we have a chart that shows options for schools.

For a quote, email educators@picmonic.com. For an overview of Picmonic that you can share with your colleagues, download our Overview Guide to Picmonic.

If your school is unable to commit to a Picmonic Premium Institutional License but you still want to ensure your students have the power of Picmonic to improve their learning outcomes, there are other options for getting Picmonic Premium access for your students.

When educators provide students easy access to relevant Picmonic content, students will be more engaged in their learning. They will come to class more prepared, they will be entertained, and they will remember the critical knowledge required to pass exams and excel as competent healthcare professionals!

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