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This presentation will explain how the vocabulary learning website Quizlet can be used by students to learn new words easily and conveniently. It will also show how Quizlet vocabulary flashcards can ...

This presentation will explain how the vocabulary learning website Quizlet can be used by students to learn new words easily and conveniently. It will also show how Quizlet vocabulary flashcards can be downloaded to a mobile device, such as an iPhone, and exported into other apps like Notability.

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    • Using Quizlet flashcards to studyvocabularyOverview for teachers new to QuizletAndrew Imrie, Rikkyo University,Tokyo, Japanandrewci@hotmail.com
    • A free online vocabulary learning tool• 1. Quizlet flashcards• 2. Quizlet study modes• 3. Tracking students• 4. Quizlet on the go• 5. In the classroom• 6. In the curriculum• 7. Research – how effective is Quizlet?
    • Flashcards
    • Flashcards• Full screen• Shuffle• Audio
    • 2. Study modes• Speller – provides spelling feedback• Learn – test with prompt
    • Study modes• Test – generate customizable tests
    • Game modes• Scatter – match words and definitions that arescattered on the screen• Space Race – type corresponding term fordefinitions that scroll across the page
    • 3. Tracking students• Student study tool• Does not have teacher assessment tools• Save test as a pdf file• Progress can be measured in vocabulary test
    • Exporting Sets to a CMS• Export Quizlet terms and import into Moodle• Teacher can get a student score/award them agrade• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iffyla7tqE• Export terms out of Quizlet• Copy & paste into pin13.net/quizlet• Save as a GIFT file• Set up Moodle for a Quiz• Upload GIFT file into Moodle
    • Export for Moodle
    • Moodle Quiz
    • 4. Quizlet mobile
    • Quizlet app
    • QR code• Embed QR codes on handouts, blog orPowerPoint• Students scan with a smartphone or tabletusing a free qr scan app• Quizlet – copy URL of flashcard set• QR code generator – paste
    • QR code
    • 5. Quizlet class• Create a Quizlet class• Get students to join Quizlet• Invite students to join the class•
    • Quizlet class• Get students to create flashcards
    • Quizlet class• Example: TOEIC class, 20 students, 200 words• Cooperation• Independent learning skill – class sets can becopied and adapted• Millions of other sets to be copied
    • Quizlet in the classroom
    • Personalise flashcards
    • Print• Use to generate paper handouts• Glossary, tables, index cards• Matching pairs activity, weekly vocabularyreview, classroom dynamics
    • Print• You can export Quizlet into many otherapplications• iBook, Evernote, Dropbox• Note taking app – Notability• Print, email, Dropbox, another app
    • Exporting Quizlet
    • 6. Quizlet in the curriculum: a course• Weekly flashcards can be created for a class• ESP: English for Tourism (15 week class)
    • Quizlet in the Curriculum: required course• Tokai University, unified English curriculum,integrated skills, R&W, L&S, 7000 students
    • Most useful vocabulary• Paul Nation (2001) found that 2000 mostfrequent words of English cover 81-85% ofwords in general English texts• 5000 covers 95%• University students tend to know the ‘wrong’words (Charlie Browne, 2008)• General Service List (2000, 2285)• Academic Word List (570)
    • Importing EXCEL Files• Vocabulary word lists are available on the web• http://elearnguy.com/free-downloads/
    • GLS & AWL
    • Import vocabulary into Quizlet
    • Word lists• Cambridge University Press - English Unlimited
    • 7. Using vocabulary flashcards• Vocabulary needs to be met repeatedly to belearned• Deliberate vocabulary learning• Cards encourage retrieval• Strengthens the link between the word and themeaning• Large numbers of words can be learned in a shorttime• What has been learned can be remembered• (Nation, 2001)
    • Why I use Quizlet in Japan
    • Vocabulary study in Japan• Paper flashcards• Transparent rectangle of red plastic (checksheet) covers the answer
    • Research• Hypothesis that students using Quizlet wouldperform better on a vocabulary quiz thanstudents not using Quizlet• Do students using Quizlet perform better on avocabulary test than students not usingQuizlet?
    • Research• Fall Semester: Sept, 2012 – Jan, 2013,• Three English classes at Rikkyo University• Textbook: Ideas & Issues (upper-intermediate)• 100 vocabulary items from 9 units• Pre-test and post-test• Vocabulary size test (Nation & Beglar, 2007)• End of semester vocabulary quiz (10%)
    • Research method• Class 1: computer room twice, phone• Class 2: make flashcards, practice• Class 3: practice time in classClass Subject Students Level Method PaymentClass 1 Presentation 19 3/4 Quizlet YesClass 2 Presentation 17 3/4 Paper flashcards YesClass 3 Presentation 19 2/4 N/A No
    • Vocabulary size test results020406080100120140Quizlet class Paper flashcardsclassControl classScoreQuizlet classPaper flashcards classControl class
    • End of semester vocabulary test result0102030405060708090100Quizlet Class Paper flashcardclassControl classVocabulary testQuizlet ClassPaper flashcard classControl class
    • Quizlet class• Ten students scored 100%• Eight students scored 91%-99%• One student scored 74%• Quizlet study sessions: 30 - 110• iPhone & Quizlet app: 15 students• Android OS & Quizard app: 3 students
    • Results• Interviews and questionnaires with studentsin the three classesClass How often did youuse the Quizletwebsite?How often did youuse a phone orflashcards?Where did youstudy?Quizlet Several times amonthOnce or twice aweekOn the trainPaperflashcardsN/A Several times amonthOn the trainControl N/A * Various studymethods once ortwice a monthAt home
    • Research question• Do students using Quizlet perform better on avocabulary test than students not usingQuizlet?• Significantly higher vocabulary test result forstudents using Quizlet compared to twoclasses not using Quizlet• It seems likely that the students’ mobiledevices played an important role in this result
    • Conclusion• ‘Knowing’ a word involves many things(Nation, 2001) e.g. definition, collocations,frequency, register, associations, spelling,pronunciation, etc.• Incidental learning of vocabulary canstrengthen words learned deliberately• English Central (vocabulary in context)
    • Any questions?• Andrew Imrie• andrewci@hotmail.com