Teacher Review for Quizlet

More than just your basic digital flashcard

Alexandra G.
Teaching assistant
Loyola University Maryland
Baltimore, United States
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My Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with ELL
General
How I Use It
I have my students make flashcards that are due at least 1 week prior to a unit test, so it helps them get into a good habit of having study materials ready with enough time to actually use them. Once the cards are due, I combine them to make a full set for the class, and they can earn extra credit points by studying with the cards (quizlet tracks usage). Quizlet collects data around commonly missed terms/concepts, which helps me to gauge what needs extra review. My favorite thing about quizlet is the "live" game. I love using it in class the week of a test for a review. Students are broken up into small teams and have to work with each other to answer questions. They love competitive games, and this one gets them super excited.
My Take
I'm a big fan of quizlet because it's a basic study tool that helps with memorization, but it can do more than that. I use it as a tool to support and enhance communication and collaboration (when we use the live game feature), and it really does increase engagement. I like that I can monitor progress and know which areas to revisit. Most students prefer digital flashcards to traditional ones because they don't lose them or waste paper.