Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Quizlet Becomes Embeddable!

I have just received notification via Quizlet that this fantastic free online vocabulary flashcard quiz-making tool can now be embedded onto a blog. An extra feature is that the words also contain audio links so students can check the pronunciation.

Quizlet was created in 2005 by Andrew Sutherland, a 15-year-old boy. He got bored with memorising a list of animals in French one day, and so he decided to do something a bit more dynamic and memorable to help him remember the words. You can read the full fascinating story here.

Below is a set of cards that I made last year to practise a series of new words. Why don't you have a go with Quizlet for yourself? It is easy to register on the site and then you can keep all your sets of word games in one place and use them with your students. It's fun for students to create their own vocabulary sets for revision purposes. The site contains a huge resource bank of flash card games on all sorts of different topics which can be used in class. You can even learn and teach yourself Swahili if you like!!

Quizlet Challenge
If Quizlet is a new tool for you, why don't you have a go at my very simple quiz embedded below, and then go to the Quizlet site and create your first set to use in class with your students? Please do let me know how you get on.

PS Note to self: Oops! Do not write on blog without my glasses!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this great news, Janet. With the embed feature Quizlet has definitely become the top online learning tool for me, too. Time to update some pages :)
All the best,

Janet Bianchini said...

Hi Marian

Lovely to see you again! Hope you are keeping well.

I agree the embed feature is a welcome and very exciting new feature. It is great for teachers to update their class wikis or blogs with regular quizzes for their students.

I must admit, I haven't used Quizlet very much to date, but I am now keen to experiment a bit more.

Best wishes