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Getting Started with FunnelBrain

 

 

What is FunnelBrain?

 

FunnelBrain is a free social learning website that provides a platform for collaborative learning with free study teams, flashcards, quizzes and learning games. Similar to Wikipedia, the FunnelBrain platform is entirely user-driven. Anyone can contribute by submitting or editing review questions and answers, as well as adding rich content such as photos, videos, audio voice recordings and math equations.

 

What's special about FunnelBrain?

 

FunnelBrain maximizes the power of group learning. Students work in teams to create review materials, paired with video explanations, for their class and leverage a learning management application known as the "Funnel" that tracks and monitors learning progress with a spaced repetition algorithm.

 

How much does the service cost?

 

FunnelBrain is FREE to use. FunnelBrain also offers a subscription service, which enables users to access Premium Certified Review materials for a small monthly fee.

 

 

 

About FunnelBrain Flashcards

 

How do I make Flashcards?

 

To create flashcards, just click on "Flashcards" in the main navigation and then select "Create Flashcards". Simply follow the create wizard and publish your flashcards. You can learn more about flashcards on FunnelBrain at www.funnelbrain.com/flashcards

 

How do I print FunnelBrain Flashcards?

 

Printing on FunnelBrain is FREE. Just click the "Print" link on any flashcard set. The questions and answers will be presented in a format that allows you to print on any home or office printer.

 

Can FunnelBrain shuffle flashcards and track my progress?

 

Yes! FunnelBrain has a learning application called the FUNNEL that manages the flashcard review process to make it as efficient and effective as possible using a spaced repetition algorithm that helps the student to focus attention on the materials they have not mastered. To use the FUNNEL application, simply click the "Enable" button under the "Track My Progress" section of the Flashcard.

 

Why is the FUNNEL such an efficient learning system?

 

The FUNNEL makes sure you spend most of your time reviewing the questions you still need to learn, instead of the questions you already know. The FUNNEL can do this because it knows the last time you reviewed each questions and whether you “got it” or “missed it." Second, the FUNNEL uses something called “spaced repetition” to help knowledge move from your short term memory to your long term memory. Basically, as a card makes its way down the FUNNEL, the FUNNEL waits longer and longer before it shows you that card again. The FUNNEL is FunnelBrain's implementation of a learning management system called the Leitner Method.

 

What is the 3rd Side of the Flashcard ?

 

The 3rd side is used to help explain the answer to a question or to provide a memory trick like a mnemonic device. You can add an explanation using videos, text, audio voice-over, or pictures to any flashcard when the question and/or answer would benefit from a deeper or more lengthy explanation. This is often the case, since the questions and answers on the cards tend to be very brief. An Explanation can be in any form, but the best Explanations are videos.

 

What are Mnemonics?

 

A mnemonic is a memory trick, a device to help you remember something. For example, you can remember the names of the five Great Lakes with the mnemonic HOMES (which stands for Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior). You can remember the planets of the solar system in order with the sentence “My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas,” for Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto (if you want to nix Pluto you can make up your own). Mnemonics can be extremely effective learning aids as videos, text, images, and audio. They can get much more elaborate and apply to almost any subject.

 

Is there anyway for Flashcards to be converted into Quizzes?

 

Yes, Flashcards are automatically converted into a Quiz Game called KaBOOM!. Simply click on the button labeled, Play KaBOOM! to generate the quiz and test yourself!

 

How do I embed FunnelBrain Flashcards on my blog or website?

 

If you have a blog or website, the best way to share flashcards and quizzes with your audience is to embed it so your audience can enjoy the content without navigating away from your site. To embed a FunnelBrain Flashcard or Quiz just copy the embed code from the "Embed" link on a flashcard page. You can also click a button to embed flashcards on various social networks like Facebook.

 

 

 

About FunnelBrain Study Teams

 

How do I create a Study Team?

 

You can create a FunnelBrain Study Team by clicking on the "Create Flashcards" link in the main navigation bar at the top of the page -- you will be prompted to sign in or to register if you haven't already. Once on the Create Flashcard page, you will need to click the link in the Sub-Navigation that reads "Create Groups" and then follow the directions on the page.

 

How do I delete a Study Team?

 

Because other users may have joined your study team, you can not delete it without contacting our support team. To delete a study team, please email us at contact@funnelbrain.com

 

 

 

About FunnelBrain Quizzes

 

How do I create an Online Quiz?

 

You can create an Online Quiz by clicking "Quizzes" in the main navigation and then select "Create Quiz" in the sub-menu. You can read more about quizzes at funnelbrain.com/quizzes.

 

What type of media can I use to create a quiz?

 

You can create a Quiz with text, images, and/or video content.

 

How do I embed FunnelBrain Quizzes on my blog or website?

 

If you have a blog or website, the best way to share flashcards and quizzes with your audience is to embed it so your audience can enjoy the content without navigating away from your site. To embed a FunnelBrain Quiz just copy the code from the "Embed" link on a quiz page.

 

Can I customize the embed player?

 

No yet. We only support one size embed player for now. However, we're working to bring you additional options in the near future.

 

 

 

My FunnelBrain Account

 

How do I delete my FunnelBrain account?

 

If you would like to remove you account, please click on the "My Profile" link in the main navigation. If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to enter your username and password. Once on your profile page, select "Edit My Profile" and click "Delete My Account" link under your profile picture. We really like feedback, so please feel free to send us an email at contact@funnelbrain.com if you would like to give us some improvement tips.

 

How do I change my FunnelBrain username?

 

FunnelBrain does not currently offer the option of changing usernames.

 

How many flashcards, quizzes, videos, etc. can I upload?

 

There is no limit on the amount of content you can upload or view on FunnelBrain.

 

How do I recover a lost password?

 

FunnelBrain has a password retrieval system in place to assist you should you forget your password. Just go to the sign in page and click the 'forgot password' link. Provide the requested information and you should receive your password in 10 minutes or less. Please be sure to check both your spam and junk mail boxes because sometimes the email ends up there. Unfortunately, to insure the privacy and security of all FunnelBrain members, we cannot provide password assistance in any manner other than the password retrieval system.

 

How do I update my profile?

 

Clicking the 'My Profile' link at the top of any FunnelBrain page will take you to your profile page. On the left side, under your picture, click the Edit My Profile' link. You will be able to fill in or update any information on this page. Be sure to click on 'Save' at the bottom of the page to save your information.

 

 

 

FunnelBrain for Teachers and Schools

 

How do teachers and educators use FunnelBrain?

 

Teachers and educators use FunnelBrain in many ways. You can assign a class project that divides up the work into teams for creating review materials for a test among encouraging collaboration and group learning. You can create a set of flashcards and quizzes for your class and allow them to study anywhere/anytime with FunnelBrain. You can create a quiz competition that helps your students prepare for an exam and shows them how they are performing compared to their peers.

You can create a Study Team where your students can collaborate, discuss and review study materials posted by the group.

There are endless possibilities and we are happy to support you and your efforts. Please contact us and we'll work with you to develop an exciting program for your class: contact@funnelbrain.com

 

How can schools, teachers educators organize materials on FunnelBrain?

 

Schools and teachers can create Study Teams and organize content by class and subject area and invite students to join their class online. Educators can use FunnelBrain's subject and tagging system to create unique tags for each class and topic so students can find, join and collaborate easily. Hosting a flashcard version of your curriculum online will provide a fun way for students to learn and an effective way for teachers to help raise test scores.

 

 

 

FunnelBrain Games

 

Does FunnelBrain have learning games?

 

Yes, you can play KaBOOM! with the content you create or find on FunnelBrain. Simply create a set of flashcards or build a quiz and then click on the "Play KaBOOM!" button on the flashcard or quiz game. It will automatically convert your question and answers into a fun to play quiz game that drills you on the material you created. Of course, you can also play KaBOOM! with review materials created by other users.

 

 

 

Buy Premium Study Materials

 

What are Premium Study Materials?

 

FunnelBrain provides learners access to review materials created by professional educators, teachers and publishers. Each course is hosted within a FunnelBrain Study Team where questions are tagged by grade level and organized into the appropriate year based on difficulty. High-quality, unique content is a key feature of FunnelBrain Premium Study Teams.

 

Where can I learn more about what content is available?

 

You can learn more and view available study materials by visiting www.funnelbrain.com/premium

 

How do I cancel my subscription?

 

FunnelBrain subscriptions are operated by PayPal. To cancel, request a refund or make any changes to your billing account, simply log into the PayPal account you used when you signed up and select your FunnelBrain account from the 'recent transactions' list.

 

Can I use my subscription to access multiple review materials?

 

FunnelBrain subscriptions are designed for a single course at a time. However, if you would like to use the same subscription to switch from one course to another, you can email us at contact@funnelbrain.com and we'll help you out.

 

 

 

Sell Your Review Materials

 

What is the Premium Contributor Program?

 

FunnelBrain’s platform enables anyone to participate in the content economy by publishing learning materials in the form of flashcards and quizzes on any topic and in any format (text, video, audio and images). We then connect that content to students, teachers, consumers, partners and advertisers. Writers benefit in three major ways beyond the opportunity to publish: ability to earn unlimited compensation, online discoverability through SEO enable flashcards and targeted paid search traffic bought on your behalf. Click here to learn more and sign up.

 

How can I make money through FunnelBrain and how much can I earn?

 

All content you publish on FunnelBrain as a Premium Writer can earn you money through the FunnelBrain Subscription Payment Program which currently pays a 50% royally on all subscriber revenue it receives. The amount of money you can make is unlimited. As you get more subscribers to your content, you will earn more money. FunnelBrain can become your primary source of income or a great source of supplementary income.

 

What are Subscription Payments?

 

Subscription Payments are payments based on the number of subscribers to your content and allow you to earn unlimited cash from your text, video, and audio learning material submissions long after they have been published. You earn money each time someone subscribes to your content based on the FunnelBrain subscriber rate – currently $9.95 per month.

For example, let’s say you create a set of online flashcards for your Art History class. You tell your classmates about it and share the flashcards on Facebook and 50 people join your group at $9.95 per member. You would earn almost $250 per month for creating those flashcards. Of course the more people that join, the more you will earn.

 

How and when are payments sent?

 

We pay our writers exclusively via PayPal. You will need a personal PayPal account, which is free. To sign up, visit www.paypal.com. You will also need to set up a Premium Group Account on FunnelBrain to host your materials and create your submission. Upon completion of your content, we will send you a Writers Payment offer. After you accept the offer, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your PayPal email address. Typically, Writers Payments are sent the following day after accepting our offer. Subscriber Payments are sent at the beginning of each month to accounts with at least $100 in payment revenue.

 

Who is eligible to be paid?

 

You must be at least 18 years old to be paid by FunnelBrain. If you are a citizen or legal resident of the United States, you are eligible for both the Writer and Subscriber Payments Once you reach $500 in earnings, you must provide FunnelBrain with a completed U.S. W-9 form before receiving further payments.

 

Will I receive tax information from FunnelBrain LLC at the end of the year?

 

If you earn over $600 in a tax year you will be issued a U.S. 1099 for earnings reporting. You will need to complete and return an IRS W-9 (Request for Taxpayer Identification Form) and fax, email or mail it to our office. Once we have paid you $500 in a tax year we will suspend your payments until we receive your W-9. To prevent any payment suspension, you are welcome to file your W-9 now. Download the form at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf and mail it to: FunnelBrain LLC Attn: Payments Administrator 28310 Roadside Driver STE 229 Agoura Hills, CA 91201 Or fax it to: Or scan it and attach it to an email to: contact@funnelbrain.com If you have earned less than $600, it is your responsibility to report your income to the Internal Revenue Service. For more information, please visit their FAQ at http://www.irs.gov/faqs/index.html.