,Technology is a great way to engage students in the classroom. One site that I like to use is Quizlet. “Quizlet provides free study tools for students, teachers, and learners of all ages that can be used in and out of the classroom, on your own or with friends, and on the go with our iOS and Android apps.” (quizlet.com) You can input information you wish for your students to study and give the students a link, or have them sign into your classroom and practice. They can view the study material as is, or choose to review using flashcards or games; it’s the student’s choice.
I typically use Quizlet to have my students study vocabulary terms that they need to know for class or a test. Today, we are studying our STAAR reading vocabulary words and playing a game in class. The game is another cool feature of Quizlet. It is called Quizlet Live. Students go to the site quizlet.live, enter the 6 digit code that I display on the screen for them, and then I start the game. The game gives the teacher the opportunity to randomize teams, or create teams on your own. Each student in the team will have the same question, but different answer choices so that they are forced to work together to figure it out. Here’s a look at a student screen:
Even my most challenging kids love playing this game! Each time we do a new round, I randomize the teams again. I give them all about 10 seconds to find their new team. It can be a little chaotic. but so much fun. When teams are playing, I call out who’s in the lead as if it was a horse race. At the end of the game, I give tickets (for the classroom store) or candy to the winning teams.
Have you ever used Quizlet? What do you use it for?