Tutorial - Quizlet
Quizlet is a website that allows individuals to create online study guides. There is also a bank of study cards available for public use.
To start you can visit the website at www.quizlet.com
You will need to create a basic login which is free. You can sign up in the top right hand corner of the homepage.
You can start browsing for a specific top in the search bar on the top middle of the page.
If you want to create your own quizlet cards, click on the create tab on the top left.
Type in the title for your card set. An example would be Multiplication Facts.
You will then type your subject in the line to the right of the Title.
In the box under your title you can type in a brief description of the card set. This will give yourself and your students the ability to see what the set will cover before they start using it.
To start, I would make the card set visible to just you. This will allow for only you to see the card set until it is ready for the public to view it.
You then will want to choose your language. Under the drop down bar there is a link for English. You can select that link if you want English without having to scroll down the drop down menu.
In addition, there is a link as well for math/symbols. That will allow you type of math equations using symbols not normally found on the keyboard.
You can begin creating your cards by typing in your question/problem on the right hand side.
Then you can type in your answer on the left hand side.
After you have completed your card set you will then select Create Set on the bottom right hand side of the page.
The following is an example of what your page will look like after you select Create Set:
Initially the cards will appear with both sides showing. In order for only one side to show, you can deselect the box that is checked both sides at the top right of the note card.
There are a variety of ways to view your set under the study section.
Cards: Allows you to view the set like traditional flashcards. The viewer can have the reader function on or off.
Learn: Allows you to type in the actual answer to the problem.
Test: Gives written, multiple choice, and true and false questions from the problems that were inputted into the cards.
Speller: Will speak the questions and will want you to write out how it should look. (Probably not applicable for basic multiplication facts)
Scatter: Gives a game like scenario where the viewer can match the questions to answers and drag one over the other. When they are paired up correctly the problems disappear. This is also timed until all the problems are gone.
Race: The questions scroll from left to right across the screen. The viewer must type the answer into the box on the bottom of the screen. The quicker they type the correct answer, the more points they will receive.
After you feel that you are done with your set of cards you will want to share it with others to view. You can do this by selecting the edit this set tab on the upper left hand portion of the screen.
You will then change the visible to section instead of “just me” to “everyone”. This will allow others to view your card set too and you can be producing information for the website instead only consuming information.
After you save your changes by selecting the “save” tab at the bottom of the screen, you will be take to a screen that looks like this:
You can share your card set via Facebook, Twitter, or by email as well.
Classes can be created on Quizlet. This is another option of sharing your cards with specific classes and not making them public for everyone to view.
Quizlets is a great tool for teachers and students. There are a variety of card sets already created that are available for anyone to use and it is easy to create your own sets.
You can also encourage your students to create cards for extra credit that they can share with others.