How I Use It
On the surface, Quizlet seems like an ordinary flashcard app, but dive in deeper and you will find that this app is quite powerful with global sharing of resources and flashcard sets. There are three built-in activities you can do once a set of flashcards are made: Cards, Learn, and Match. Each activity has it's own unique strengths, from a voice recorder that can read words/definitions to color-coded correction and timed practice. Best of all, you can search for a topic to add someone else's set of cards to your own folder, working smarter, not harder.
At first glance, I wasn't impressed by the app as the graphics were simple and plain. However, once I engaged in the app with the activities, I discovered the power this app provides for students who need a little more "push" to practice and study vocabulary and definitions. In training teachers to use this app, additional uses were shared such as creating balanced equations for the matching game, or typing in basic facts and answers for younger learners. Even first graders could use this app to practice spelling words when provided a definition. The teachers liked the ability to work together to created shared resources across a grade level and several created a class account for all students to use throughout the school day. This app is a keeper - lots of potential for learning support for students of all abilities!