Quizlet- A must have for students learning vocabulary!
Among the sea of homework helper websites and study tools, Quizlet floats at the top! As a college graduate whose primary method of study was via thousands of flash cards, I can really appreciate this site! For learning vocabulary, nothing beats Quizlet- and yes, it’s FREE!
A student, or better yet- an inspired teacher, can enter vocabulary terms which will appear on one side of the card. Suggested definitions will automatically display from which to choose (or if you must, type your own)! And what’s even better- suggested images that match the term will be displayed (or you can upload your own). Once created, students can choose from the following activities:
And these aren’t just plain flash card flipping reviews! The Test activity displays questions in a variety of formats…
… such as multiple choice, fill in the blank, etc. The Space Race scrolls the definition and image across the screen- students must type in the term before it gets to the other side. Scatter, one of my personal favorites, challenges students to clear the board by dragging terms to the correct definitions/images in this timed game:
But wait! That’s not all! If you happen to have an iPhone or iPod Touch, you can download the cards (minus the images) into a free application that allows you to review the terms and definitions by flipping and sliding! See the Touchcards Free application page.
To play the above example click here!