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Quizlet is a website that lets you create, share and complete activities online. Anyone can share knowledge in any subject, at any level and gain confidence as a learner. All the content in Quizlet is created by users and 87% share what they create or study. This means that you need to be discerning about the pre-prepared content that is on the website, but you can take a copy of the activities and adapt it to suit your needs.
Originally Quizlet was created as a tool to help with French vocabulary, over the 10 years since then, it has grown to be a useful, interactive tool for any subject area, although it is still very well suited to language learning.
On the website they suggest that the study tools should work for any curriculum, any level user, any teacher or student, anywhere in the world, all you need is an internet connection. They listen to feedback and suggestions, so don’t be afraid to send your ideas on to them. They also say that their engineers visit classrooms regularly and that the Quizlet team talks to students and teachers to see Quizlet in action, which makes it a real education tool and worth spending a few minutes exploring its possibilities. If you would like SALT to give you an overview of Quizlet or any other online activity creator get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is also an addition to the range called Quizlet Live where your can create group activities and teams can play against each other as they learn new concepts, topics, vocabulary or problem solving.
Help Guides and information adapted from Quizlet.com
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