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Teaching checklists

Project Managers: Mary Barkworth
Many projects and classes require that the participants learn to recognize a set of species or genera and some important aspects of each taxon, such as its family, preferred habitat, ethnobotanical value, or whether or not it is a weed. Developing teaching checklists can help participants with this. They are most effective when there are multiple high quality images of the taxa because then they can be used with the "Flash card quiz" feature (listed under games). When showing people this quiz feature, ask them what features shown in the images are useful for its identification. The feature will offer as many images as there are in the system. Having multiple images of the same species will help students learn to recognize the taxon, not just the image.
Research Checklists
The Golden Key Symbol symbol opens the species list as an interactive key.