Teacher Review For Quizlet

Great for vocabulary development.

Darren D.
Classroom teacher
Cottonwood Creek Elementary School
Englewood, CO
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 2
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with ELL
How I Use It
Quizlet has been a great extension for developing and practicing vocabulary. I currently embed Quizlet lessons into a Google site for students to build background knowledge prior to rolling out the entire lesson. Students typically enjoy playing the additional games, but the games can be challenging for younger students below 4th grade. In the past, I've required students to develop their own "study sets" to practice vocabulary prior to a test. The biggest problem with the site is finding images that are relevant and sometimes appropriate for elementary students to use when developing their own set. Additionally, students need to create an account using an email account in order to build a flashcard set which can be a roadblock.
My Take
There needs to be a teacher mode that allows a teacher to build a class that has restrictions and some control as to what students see for images. However, embedding completed flashcards into a web site is a handy component that allows for control from the teacher perspective.