How I Use It
I mainly utilized Quizlet with my AP Environmental Science students to create vocabulary flashcards for each chapter and end of unit review. Students even searched for the specific book we were using and found several sets of flashcards already created by other students around the world. You can set up classes to collaborate in the creation or sharing of flashcard sets.
Giving students a bit of training and time to "play" in class with their flashcards will help set the hook for them to utilize this tool at home or on the road. You can use the built in "game" features of Quizlet using a smartbaord/projector setup or create your own competition in class to see how many correct answers students can get in a certain amount of time. I have found that simple prizes, candy, or extra credit can entice the most reluctant learner to participate.
Quizlet allows students of all ability levels to create their own set of flashcards as well as work with their peers to create a set to use for review. It is easy to create and share a set of cards with a class or make it available to anyone. Students can add pictures to their flashcards, utilize the audio read aloud feature, and create study games or self quizzes. Students and teachers get out of it what they put into it. The simple act of creating a set of flashcards will do very little for student learning but if students are actually utilizing the flashcards at home or on the go with the Quizlet mobile app it can have a significant impact on their learning on the lower rungs of Blooms Taxonomy (Remembering & Understanding).