Quizlet has become a staple in educational technology toolboxes. In case you haven’t heard, it’s a free online tool that makes digital flashcards for students to study and play review games with. You can log in with Facebook, Google, or by creating an account. It has recently introduced a group review game to be played as a class. Today I’m sharing three new ways we use Quizlet collaboratively in my classroom.
Although Quizlet has an impressive library of ready-made vocabulary lists, perhaps you want to create your own. Have your students help with this process.
- Make a new online spreadsheet document and give your students the rights to edit.
- Type the words you would like your students to define in the first column of the document.
- Assign students to type the definitions in the second column.
- Copy/paste the words and definitions using the Import from Excel option.
Within print options, choose “Large.” Do not select double-sided printing. Print the cards on heavy paper and cut apart.
To play, deal the whole deck out to your students. Have them keep the cards face up. Randomly say one word. The person with that definition reads the definition and flips their card. The person who has that word reads their word, flips their card, and reads a new word or definition. This process continues until all of the cards are flipped.
This game can be played as a large class and timed for students to beat previous times. It could also be done with splitting the class into two teams and racing to get through the deck first.
Print the cards as with the Popcorn Vocabulary technique. Make one extra card labeled “Old Maid.” Print enough sets for students to play the traditional Old Maid game in groups of 4-5. Here’s a refresher if students aren’t familiar.
I hope your students enjoy these new fun ways to practice vocabulary words.
What is your favorite way to use Quizlet?