How I Use It
I chose to pay for a year's subscription to Quizlet and do not regret it. My students can study without flashing ads and I can see a more detailed breakdown of what words are troublesome for my learners. I post all of the vocab to both of my courses to Quizlet and have set-up classes for each course. My students now have the choice of making flashcards/foldables or using their phone/iPod's Quizlet app to review vocab. I print vocab quizzes directly from the website and offer extra credit to students who complete Learn/Speller study methods and to the top 10 ranked students in Scatter/Space Race. I value the website and can already see ways that I can improve how I implement its use in future years. Parents like it because they can join my classes and see when new vocab goes up. They can also ask their child to log-in and can see how much progress s/he has made in studying any given vocab set from throughout the year.
Quizlet has a team of people actively working to improve their product for teacher/student use. Over the course of the 2013-14 school year they have made significant updates to their site and how it can be used, making it a more powerful teaching/learning tool. Like any tool, an individual can use it poorly or well but that does not diminish the potential and quality of what Quizlet has going right now.