Feb 19 2010
Quizlet? No it is not a savoury snack
Have you tried quizlet yet? No it isn’t a savoury snack similar to the disgusting product they call twiglets… Who eats twiglets? They are what they say they are just like eating mouldy tree branches. (I am not slagging off twiglets but in my personal opinion I don’t like them but they have many dietary benefits and are a great product!
Quizlet is a free web 2.0 tool where you can create and generate your own quizzes. It is absolutely brilliant because: 1) It is free (like the best things in life); 2) It is really easy to use (even a monkey can, well I could use it!); 3) It is really quick top set up and last but not least 4) It is an extremely effective learning tool. Have a look at the site by clicking on this link it shows you a very brief and useful video on how to use it: http://quizlet.com/demo/
It has great potential for students to use as a revision tool. The part that my students really enjoyed about it was that it did a lot of the hard work for you. For example it generates all of the games that you can use for revision itself, if you make flash cards for revision then this site will do it for you instantly. In addition to this is that you can then share your flash cards with other people all over the world or even in your class. This means that your revision can also be collaborative which is fantastic, you can share your quizzes that you create by facebook, embedding onto social network sites, twitter, email whatever way you want to do it! You can even create whole class sites for whole class revision.
I think this is a great tool for learning, it has massive potential within languages, but within any subjects, my students used it to learn the keywords in our current unit of work. Here is one of my students:
Do you use similar tools? Please leave a comment and let me know so my students can share in your practice. What do you think of this as a tool for learning?