Quizlet

2016-11-05 at 17.46

Quizlet is a web application that enables users to easily make digital flashcards.  Although it was originally conceived to help with memorisation, the application helps students learn any subject and can be used as part of the teacher’s toolkit for formative assessment.  For teachers, the tool is particularly effective during the introductory stage of a lesson to recap on key terms, or during the plenary, to check and consolidate students’ understanding.  The weblink to the flashcard set can also be shared with students without them needing to have an account with Quizlet themselves.

Once the flashcards have been made (with terms on one side and definitions on the other), Quizlet provides users with several study modes:

Flash Cards 

Flashcards, Quizlet

This mode emulates the experience of paper flashcards. Users simply can click to flip over the card, or use their arrow keys, and see the definition for that term.

 

Gravity

Gravity

The most game like of them all, in this study mode definitions scroll vertically down the screen in the shape of asteroids. The user must type the term that goes with the definition before it reaches the bottom of the screen.

 

Learn 

Learn

A useful option for testing, especially with spellings, users must type correctly the term or definition that goes with what is shown.

 

Spell

Spell

In this mode, the term is read out loud and users must type in the term with the correct spelling.

 

 

Match 

Match

Similar to a memory game, users are presented with a grid with terms scattered around it. Users drag terms on top of their associated definitions to remove them from the grid in the fastest time possible.

 

Concluding thoughts…

Students who use the application as a study aid are the main users of Quizlet.  However, the usefulness of this tool for teachers should not be underestimated.  The ease with which teachers can create digital flashcards, share these with students and use the tool to assess students’ understanding makes this an application well worth using in the classroom.

 

 

Will Fastiggi
Originally from England, Will is an Upper Primary Coordinator now living in Brazil. He is passionate about making the most of technology to enrich the education of students.
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