With Exams on the horizon the major focus for most of this term will undoubtedly be revision. Making this both worthwhile and engaging without being overly time consuming can often be a challenge. With this in mind, this week we would like to recommend the revision tool Quizlet and highlight its newest function “Quizlet live”.
For those of you who are new to Quizlet *Instant resources*
Quizlet is a free online program in which both teachers and students can write interactive glossaries within minutes. Quizlet can be accessed on any smart device, iPad or computer and comes equipped with a copy function allowing you to access and share glossaries with ease.
Once written, Quizlet will transform a glossary into flash cards, spelling tests, auto mark tests, and word sorts with the click of a button. There is even the option to print copies of these which is especially useful for monitoring progress! Best of all Quizlet already has millions of pre-made glossaries from other users that you can access, copy and edit for free.
Quizlet Live *Instant engagement!*
Clicking the “Quizlet Live” option will turn your glossary into an in-class, team-based learning game. Students work together to correctly match a glossary’s terms and definitions. The first team to match 12 in a row wins!
Students work in randomized teams of 3 or 4. Each player has an iPad, but for each term given only one team member’s iPad has the correct definition. Teams race to match all the terms and definitions. The catch is that incorrect answers reset the team's progress to zero. At the end of a game, teams see what they matched correctly and incorrectly.
The nature of this game prevents anyone from sitting on the side lines and the competitive element leads to students having great fun committing those all-important key terms to memory!
If you have any questions or would simply like to know more you can visit the website at https://quizlet.com/. Alternatively feel free to email at any time. Happy Quizleting!
Thank you for reading.
The Teaching & Learning Team