On this site you can create "sets" of flashcards and study them in many different ways. Since I've been working at pushing vocabulary in my intervention class, I decided that this would be something to try with them. Some of the reasons why I decided it was worth trying: it has a math option for "language" and you can add pictures to the flashcards. A set can be public, so a set I create my students can use to study. Also there are apps available for both android and apple devices.
So I created a set for students for this week's vocabulary and had students create an account and join the class to practice for a while today. We are a google apps school, so I had students use their google account to create a quizlet account. Then I had them join my class so they could easily access my set, but you can share it by link like this: Variables and Expressions Set.
What I like is that the students can do several things with the flashcards:
- use them as flashcards...front - back - front - back - etc
- "learn"...it gives definition; student types in word
- "speller"...it says word and gives definition; student types in word
- "test"...set up a test with x fill-in-the-blank questions, y matching, z multiple choice, and w true-false
- "scatter"...a matching game where students drag word and definition together; if it matches they disappear
- "race"...definitions move across the screen and student has to type in the word before it gets across; speed GRADUALLY increases
I think both of the last two will keep a rank of the students and that helps encourage some healthy competition. I played first so they would try to beat me :) (However when using the app it doesn't record their scores in comparison to the rest of the class.)
I can think of a lot of things this would be useful for, but you can figure it out too. So far I'm using the free version, but a better version is available for $15/year or even better for $25/year.