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:
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.