How I Use It
I teach 9th grade World Literature. Our vocabulary book is Wordly Wise. I have my students do a lesson a week. Before I started using Quizlet getting 9th graders to study their vocabulary was not easy. Now with Quizlet the students are excited to get their workbook completed so they can go online and start studying. I also use it in my literature class where groups of students are assigned to create quizzes on the different novel chapters. Quiz questions have to be random and not from spark notes. When students create their own quiz it increases comprehension and engagement skills in the novel. I find students want to create great quizzes to impress their peers. Students work hard and are fully engaged during Quizlet activities.
Quizlet is a fun way for students to memorize their vocabulary terms. I especially like the smartphone app. This allows students to study while commuting to and from school. The students can create quizzes, but you will find quizzes already created for you. While it is not 100% reliable, I teach my students to check for reliability before they begin studying. Once the information is inputted Quizlet will generate a test for you, play a game, or use the flashcard feature. As a teacher I love being able to regenerate the test in different formats. The only difficult part is scrolling through the many quizzes that have been created. Quizlet needs to improve the navigation feature as more and more quizzes are being created daily.