Quizlet A guide for helping students study vocabulary words
When teaching new vocabulary words do your students look like this?
If you answered yes, I have an interactive program that your students will beg you to use. The students think they are playing games, but you will know they are learning.
What is this program?
The program’s name is Quizlet. The way it works is simple, you create a free account with Quizlet. Once done, you can either create your own flashcards or use one of the many lists listed on the Quizlet website.
Now that you have created your list you are ready to have your students GO forward and start practicing their new words.
You can choose to have the students either look at the word, the definition or both. It is at this stage that they are familiarizing themselves with their new words.
If familiarizing words is too boring for your students, then let’s move on to the next option – LEARN. This fun feature has the definition pop up and the student must write the word in the box. In the upper left hand corner of this screen the student will see how many words remain , how many words are incorrect and how many words are correct .
No need to be afraid of this one. It simply means the words and definitions are all over the screen. The student must drag corresponding items onto each other to make them disappear. There is even a timer that keeps track of how long it takes the student to complete this task.
No, this is not a race to see who gets to outerspace first. The definitions fly across the screen. The student must type the correct word in the box at the bottom of the screen. If they do not type the word fast enough, or if the word is incorrect the game stops. The definition and word appear in the middle of the screen and the student is prompted to copy the correct word. Once this step is completed the game resumes.
Voice Race and Voice Scatter
This is a feature that works in the same way as Space Race and Scatter, but is voice activated. Quizlet is still working on this feature, but they hope to have the kinks out of it very soon.
This feature would work well for many students with special needs.