This website offeres an engaging way to organize terms and vocabulary for learning. It provides more than flashcards, and allows for collaboration in teaching and quizzing for recall. Users can make their own sets of Quizlet words.
Type of Material:
Drill and Practice; Flashcard creation tool
The site suggests that teachers can:
1. Give students a study tool that's both powerful and fun, encouraging them to learn.
2. Share study materials online with classes, or generate photocopy-ready flashcards for in-class distribution.
3. Host a group where students can create and discuss study materials for class.
4. Notify students by email when new study materials are posted, and receive messages back from them.
5. See what other teachers are teaching at your grade level and in your subject area.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
To support memorization of vocabulary words by creating and using flashcards.
To provide flashcards from a variety of disciplines that can be accessed by users.
To share study materials online with classes
Target Student Population:
Grade School , Middle School , High School , College General Ed , College Lower Division , College Upper Division; any subject area where vocabulary memorization is required.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Accurate information required for your created flashcards.
Content is determined by the user. The site provides other users' materials, but the end-user must determine the quality of those flashcard sets.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The purpose of Quizlet is to provide a tool with which users can create flashcards for learning information. The creator of Quizlet notes that it aims to make learning fun, thus make learning effective. At the very least, it can help students do better on quizzes and tests even if they don't fully "absorb" their words.
There are a variety of learning modes:
1. Familiarize Mode gives you a taste of the material before diving in.
2. Learn Mode is the most powerful study mode, keeping track of your scores, retesting incorrect answers, and letting you pause and resume study sessions.
3. Test Mode is the most versatile study mode, supporting short-answer, matching, multiple choice and true/false testing, or any combination. It also scores your answers with easy-to-read corrections.
4. Scatter is a fun matching game which lets you drag and drop questions and answers with your mouse while racing against the clock.
5. Space Race is the ultimate video game study simulation. Racing the clock, you type in answers to questions flying overhead before they evade your grasp.
The users' input determines the value of the flashcard set.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The site is easy to use. You can use pre-existing flashcards or create your own. You can create and work in groups. Teachers can set up projects for use in their classes. Individuals can create their own study sets.
Other Issues and Comments:
This is an amazing site created by a 15 year old who is now in his first year of college. He's incorporated social networking in this tool, allowing users to connect to others via Facebook or MySpace.
With Quizlet you can:
1. Easily create flashcard sets with as many questions and answers as you want.
2. Import questions and answers from your computer or other websites (or just type them in directly).
3. Cut and paste questions from other peoples' flashcard sets to make your own.
4. Invite friends to share your flashcards via email, Facebook, or MySpace.
5. One-click lookup of official dictionary definitions, and other users' previous answers.
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