How I Use It
I use quizlet to create vocabulary cards for tough-to-learn scientific terms and correlate the lists to each chapter/unit that we work through. I include some vocabulary on each quiz/test so that students have an incentive to make sure they are at least looking at the vocabulary terms on quizlet. Many of them use the games on the quizlet site to review and learn the terms--and all the time it took from me was to create the vocabulary lists in the first place. Now I can use the same account and vocab lists year to year with no additional time (unless I purposefully want to change something specific).
Quizlet is a digital form of the traditional flashcard study method. Students can take computer generated quizzes and play games to help them learn the vocabulary and definitions that you enter (or choose from other teacher-created vocab lists). This is a perfect tool for students who are already using smartphones/ipod touches/tablets for everything, and it eliminates the need for spending class time to have students create their own study tools (which some may argue is worthwhile, but I would rather use our class time for lab activities).