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  • Quizlet: Effective teaching tool for differentiated instruction November 2013 Deedee Staikos
  • What is Quizlet exactly? Vocabulary building web application Create flashcards Match words to definitions Match vocabulary to concepts Match answers to questions Match eras/historical figures to events, etc...
  • ELLs at HHS: Have Quizlet accounts Use Quizlet regularly in ESL classes Use it as a study tool for content classes Enjoy the application’s game modes CAN LISTEN TO THE WORDS AND DEFINITIONS! Speech to text on Macs-reads test to ELL
  • What makes a good set for an ELL? pictures simplified definitions-explain in simplest terms lists that are chunked-master 10, 15, or 20 or related to a particular topic or concept
  • Pictures Beginning Guitar
  • Simple definitions The definition should use simpler words; can add additional word to expand vocabulary American History (E or B)
  • Chunk it by topic: occupations subtraction words & phrases
  • Create a Quizlet account: It’s free It’s easy For an extra 15-20 bucks you can upload your own pictures!
  • Let’s create a set! http://Quizlet.com/
  • Now that you have a set created, let’s study: IMPORTANT! Always go: FYI: If you haven’t used Quizlet in a while
  • TESTS: NO TRUE/FALSE Multiple choice-eliminate 1-2 answers for entering and beginning ELLs Written-look for content knowledge Careful in printing tests Can reconfigure many ways Can regenerate infinite # of tests
  • Stealing is allowed! Why work so hard?...import from over 20 million lists! combine lists duplicate lists and modify them build your own profile with categories of lists:
  • PURPOSES (and benefits) of Quizlet: 1. Engages student in scaffolded study strategy 2. Active learning versus passive studying 3. Promotes accountability for learning 4. Assesses: student’s ability to use technology student’s ability to learn through online study modes 5. Empowers student to take ownership of learning 6. Promotes independence 7. Kids in honors, resource, and ESL classes are using it! Thank you for your attention! Doreen D. Staikos, November 2009, 2011, 2013 All pictures obtained from Quizlet.com for the purpose of training teachers on use of this application.