How I Use It
I use Quizlet in my ELL classroom to introduce and practice vocabulary words. Students are able to easily access Quizlet through my website on classroom iPads. I have created vocabulary word cards to go along with vocabulary curriculum in IDEAS. ELL students benefit from visuals and are able to look at photographs of vocabulary words, answer aloud, and then check their answer by flipping the card over. The answer is read aloud to them, helping students have immediate feedback. Students are able to work on Quizlet independently, or in groups. I have also used Quizlet within the Wonders reading curriculum, to increase students understanding of their weekly vocabulary words, and for practice. Students are also able to create their own sets of flashcards if I give them permission to access my account. They are able to either draw or take a photograph to create the flashcards. When students use the program, they are able to use flashcards, learn, spell, test, match, or gravity. The variety can help students from getting bored with the website/app.
Overall, Quizlet is a great fit for ELL students. I am able to use the app with my non-English students, to my limited English speakers. Students are able to work independently or with a group to improve their vocabulary skills. I can create my own flashcards, or use flashcards already created by others, to save time. Vocabulary can be boring for students, but Quizlet adds some variety and keeps students engaged. I especially like that student are able to receive immediate feedback.