Using Quizlet to help students prepare for assessments
Overview and Purpose
With the emergence of technology in nearly every aspect of education in the 21st century, teachers may feel overwhelmed. There are numerous programs, apps, and devices, that are emerging trying to establish themselves as a vital part of the classroom. Flashcards have been a staple of studying key vocabulary or concepts in preparation for summative assessments. Some weaknesses of having students create flashcards can include: that it is time-consuming, materials needed, can easily be misplaced, may not be done correctly. This is certainly not a complete list but often some issues that may occur in a K-12 setting. With the introduction of mobile technology in the past twenty years, smartphones can be able to replace bulky flashcards with the use of the app Quizlet.
In this course, you will learn how to effectively use the program Quizlet as a study tool to help prepare students for summative assessments. This course is intended for all K-12 educators who have access to technology in the classroom or have a population of students who own smartphones or other mobile devices. This course can be beneficial to any educator. Ideally, you will exit this course with another tool that you may use to help foster learning and test-readiness for your students.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Create an account/profile and link it to their classroom
- Create flashcards, diagrams, and use games such as Quizlet Live
- Track the progress of the students including time spent studying and accuracy
- Understand ways this website can be used in the classroom/at home
Essential Prerequisites: Understanding of concepts, procedures, and principles related to:
- Importance of teaching with vocabulary
- Preparing students for summative assessments
- Understanding of technology in regards to computers, the internet, and the mobile app.
This mini-course includes the following units. Click the title of a unit to go to its page.
I would suggest taking a look at the blogs on Quizlet and other associated sites. These can be great resources because the ideas and applications come from teachers in the classroom.
Another site that may give you additional ideas of how to utilize Quizlet in the classroom.