With Spring term in its hectic full effect it has been hard to find the time to blog. But I wanted to quickly share my recent experiences using the rather brilliant Quizlet. For those who have not come across it yet, it is a serious time saver and a great way for your students to revise vocabulary. Very simply, you enter words and their translations, and Quizlet comes up with slideshows, games and tests to help you practise and learn them. It has obviously already been embraced by a good number of MFL professionals, as a lot of content has been added already which might save you a job! The site has a real 2.0 feel to it - students can sign in to it using their Facebook accounts, comment on quizzes and so on. I have steered clear of these options to be on the safe side at school, but pupils definitely feel at home with the format.
Ways I have been using Quizlet:
- learning homeworks via a link on our VLE
- in class vocab tests - automatically generated and marked :)
- card games - quizlet lets you print off flashcards - great for vocab games and revision
- groups - we now have a group for our school on Quizlet where students can find all vocab lists
- students making their own quizlets to revise words they find hard