Monday, April 18, 2016

Quizlet Live Offers an Easy Way to Turn Vocabulary Lists Into Team Games

Quizlet has long been a great website and app for students to use to create and review flashcards. Teachers can also use it to create flashcards to share with students. Last week Quizlet added a great new feature called Quizlet Live.

Quizlet Live allows teachers to select a set of vocabulary words in Quizlet and that set as the basis of a review game that students play in teams. Much like Kahoot and other multiplayer review games controlled by teachers, in Quizlet Live students go to a dedicated webpage ( then they have to enter a game pin. As soon as your students have entered the correct game pin they will be randomly assigned to teams (teachers can reshuffle teams). The game aspect is that students have to work in teams to sort vocabulary terms to their matching definitions (you can also create vocabulary sets that feature math problems or other questions). Teams earn points by making correct matches quickly, but their progress is reset to zero if they make a mistake so they need to focus on accuracy more than speed.

How to Play Quizlet Live from Quizlet on Vimeo.

Applications for Education
Quizlet Live could provide you with an easy way to turn existing review materials into a fun review activity. I do wonder if the "all or nothing" aspect of the progress meter will be discouraging for some teams of students.

(Thanks to all of the folks on Facebook and Twitter who encouraged me to try Quizlet Live after I published my post about Kahoot's new team mode).