How I Use It
I teach calculus, and one of the big challenges is getting students to learn/memorize the rules for derivatives and integrals. Students have found numerous card sets to help them practice these rules. In the past, some students would make flashcards, but because of the ease of this tool, more students are practicing the concepts.
We all want our students to learn our content on a deeper level, but we also all have some basic concepts that students just need to know. Students quickly lose interest when your classroom focuses on the rote learning, so Quizlet allows you to have students learn and practice these basic concepts on their own. The simple fact that it can be accessed quickly on their smart phones makes it practical for them. The different learning modes adds interest for them.
When I asked my students to name an online tool that they used and felt was helpful to them, many of them started with Quizlet. Therefore, maybe more important than being teacher-approved, Quizlet seems to be student-approved.
I have read other reviews about Quizlet, and the negative mentioned is the accuracy of some of the user created materials. No doubt teachers and students are aware of this limitation, but that should not overshadow the plethora of high quality sets.