Teacher Review for Quizlet

Quizlet is a great interactive tool for learning vocabulary. Students find it very engaging. It is somewhat difficult to use for tracking/grades, however.

Tom A.
Special education instructor
Edward R. Murrow High School
Brooklyn, United States
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My Subjects Science
My Rating
Learning Scores
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use quizlet as a vocabulary practice tool for students in my ICT special education classroom. It is great for vocabulary-heavy courses such as the high school science courses I teach. Students can access vocabulary lists posted by teachers as well as make their own lists. Each list generates flashcards, audio practice, quizzes, and games for learning the vocabulary terms.
My Take
Quizlet is great for a practice tool outside of the classroom. Students enjoy using their phones to play the games, but they can also access the games through a computer. I have used Quizlet as a tracking tool for my classes and assigned homeworks on it before - giving each student a specific user ID so that I could track their progress. In a large classroom this tracking became somewhat muddled. Students who forgot passwords, changed their user IDs or played games on their phones were occasionally limited in their ability to progress and I thus had many incomplete assignments. That said, quizlet was extraordinarily engaging for students' first few times using it. I would highly recommend using it in the classroom. Students who like to learn their vocabulary with digital tools will find themselves using Quizlet throughout the school year. Others may find it tedious after their first try. I found it best to introduce it to students but not require it throughout my course.