How can teachers use Quizlet to develop children’s recall of key vocabulary?

Quizlet is an educational website which allows teachers to create ‘sets’ of vocabulary cards for a particular National Curriculum subject. You simply type the term you would like into the box and suggested definitions will appear (as shown in the image below). This makes it very quick to generate your set.

Once a set has been created, teachers can share the set with pupils via email, URL, Google Classroom or Firefly.

Children can use the sets in a variety of ways to support their recall of key vocabulary. Besides spelling and learning activities, one example is the matching activity where children match terms to definitions. This is shown in the image below:

Another example is the writing activity, where children are given the definition and must type the term as their answer:

Children are given feedback once they have completed the tasks:

There is also the option to browse the pre made sets:

Overall, I found my favourite feature to be the ‘diagrams’ feature. Children can be given one of the key terms and a multiple choice on the diagram. For the example below, ‘Malleus’ was the term and children would need to click the green circle that correctly showed the Malleus. The pre made study sets are mainly above KS2 curriculum and not matched to the English National Curriculum. However, teachers can easily create their own diagram set by uploading images.

Finally, Quizlet live allows children to play in teams and race against each other. The teacher can view a ‘competition board’ to monitor children’s progress. There is also an individual mode for children to play alone. To support home learning, children could play some of the fun sets during their lunch times and break times. For example, ‘Disney’ trivia.

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