WOW #6: Cool "Cards" with Quizlet

Wednesday’s Web Tool of the Week #6: 

Quizlet.com 

·       What is Quizlet?

  • Quizlet is a free website that lets you (and your students) make flash cards by yourself or collaboratively with a group. You can then share for review online, or print for offline use  

     

·       Why use Quizlet?

  • Think about the alternative: “Paper” Flashcards that students make, but then lose or don’t use. 
  • It was created by a FIFTEEN year-old high school student! Check out his story below!!
  •  Help students study faster and more effectively.  
  •  After Quizlet flash cards are created, it’s easy for you to help struggling students by having them review with the online tools.  
  • Use the online tools for teacher-led whole class review. 
  • Quizlet lets you know which words students are frequently getting wrong. 

·       Some Suggested Uses:

  • Test Review:
    • Before a test, have students form study groups and give each group a set of key terms. They define them, post them on Quizlet, and print them out for you to verify. Students then use the flashcards to review for their exam. Note: Groups larger than 6 may run across some technical challenges if they are editing their flashcards online at the same time. 
  • Quick Review Activity For Class:
    • Have a projector, short on time? It’s faster to create a flash card set on Quizlet and go through the online review tools with the class then to create a review PowerPoint.  Try it out! 
  • Use with Special Education:
    • The organization and directness of the online review tools give EXCELLENT structure for students with learning disabilities. 
  • Standardized Testing:
    • Quizlet is an efficient way to review for state exams, SAT’s, etc.
  • If you’re not into Video Tutorials, here are some written instructions for creating a set of Quizlet flashcards:

    Instructions for Creating a New Set of Flash Cards

    1) Create a user account: www.quizlet.com
    2) Go to “Create Set.” If this is a group set of flash cards, appoint one person to create the flash card set and to write down the web address generated for the new flash card set.
    3) Create ”Title” and “Tags.” 

    4) Set access levels for ”Users” and “Editors.” Users are who can view the flash cards and Editors are who can change or add/delete flash cards. You can require users and editors to have a password to use your flash card set.
    5) To add terms, you click the “+ “button, to remove a card, you click the “-” button. There is no undo,  “-” deleted slides can not be retrieved unless you exit without saving, which will delete all changes made since your last save. Click “Save” when you are done. 

    Short Cut: You can import pre-made terms by clicking “Import into this set.”

    ***Make sure to adjust the formatting to fit their requirements on how to distinguish between terms, definitions, and additional terms.***

    Instructions for Adding Terms to an Exisitng Flash Card Set:

    1) Log in, then go to Flash Cards: at the website created for that specific set of flashcards (the “/” at the end of the web address is required).
    2) Click “Edit.” Type in password if the teacher/student has set a password.
    3) Go to the bottom, click “+”: Clicking “+”  adds space for the terms and definitions you wish to add.
    4) Click “Save” when you are done adding your terms. 
    5) Be careful with clicking “-”.  Clicking “–” will delete the terms. If you do this on accident, exit the screen without saving.

    Instructions for Using a Flash Card Set:

    1) Go to flashcards at the website created for that specific set of flash cards (the “/” at the end of the web address is required).
    2) Proceed with your review.

    Student Review Tools Available:
    1) Familiarize: Go through them like virtual flash cards.
    2)Learn: Computer will ask you to type in your responses for review.
    3)Test: Computer will generate a mock test.
    4)Scatter: Review game where you review by connecting matching terms.
    e) Print: Print preformatted flash cards or study list.

Comments

  1. Margaret Theonnes

    My students recently used Quizlet to create flash cards to review the life cycle of a salmon. The were engaged and had total ownership by creating their own cards. We did not try the mock test, but the students did print the cards to practice for their survey monkey test administered by our district science department.

  2. Lauren

    I’m very excited to try this with my 10th grade history students. Our next unit has more vocab words than usual and this will be a great way to help them remember. Thank you for sharing!

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