Hello, Three Rivers TESOL Fall Conference 2017!
Quizlet.com is a free website that hosts millions of sets of student- and teacher-created flash cards—but in addition to studying your material as flash cards, you can play various games and do other types of learning and studying.
For example, here is a study set that I created for one of my classes recently:
Quizlet Live is a new game mode offered by Quizlet.com. It’s a team game designed to be played in the classroom. Students work in groups of 3 or 4 and are incentivized to answer carefully and to discuss and collaborate with each other. Slow and steady wins the race.
Try out a demo of the Quizlet Live game here to see how it works: https://quizlet.com/livedemo
Setting up a Quizlet Live activity:
- Log into Quizlet.com. (This is a mandatory step!)
- Go to your Account Settings page and make sure you are in the system as a Teacher, not as a Student (you only need to do this one time):
- Open any Quizlet card set (or create your own).
- Click on the “LIVE” button on the card set you wish to play Quizlet Live with.
- Click the “Create Game” button.
- Instruct students to take out their phones (or other internet-connected devices) and go to quizlet.live (note that the address is .live and is NOT the same as quizlet.com).
- Instruct students to enter the six-digit join code and enter their names.
- After all students have joined the game, click the buttons on the screen to run the game.
Kahoot! is a review game somewhat similar to Quizlet Live, except that Kahoot! is a highly competitive game that incentivizes students to answer as quickly as possible.
Here is an example game I created: https://play.kahoot.it/#/?quizId=7228ff7e-8610-443d-8927-4293cc26139e
Setting up a Kahoot! activity:
- Create an account at kahoot.com
- Under “Create new Kahoot!”, choose “Quiz”
- Complete the form (title, description, etc.) and click the “Ok, go” button
- Click the “Add question” button to create your first question.
- Type your question and set the time limit / points options.
- Type up to four answer choices in the boxes near the bottom of the screen.
- Click on the checkmark next to an answer to mark it as correct. (You may mark more than one answer correct.)
- Click “Next” at the top right of the screen to go back to your quiz.
- Click the “Add question” button to add another question
- Click the green “Save” button at the top right of the screen to save your quiz
- After you click “Save”, you are given options to edit, preview, play, or share your new Kahoot quiz.
Running a Kahoot! activity:
- Click on the “My Kahoots” button near the top-left of the page. (If you don’t see the “My Kahoots” button, try clicking the purple button with three lines near the top-right of the screen.
- Click the “Play” button next to the Kahoot! quiz you want to run in class.
- Choose either “Classic” or “Team mode”, and set any other game options you wish to use. (One popular game option is “Randomize order of answers”, for example.)
- Make sure students can see your computer screen via the classroom projector/monitor.
- Instruct your students to go to kahoot.it (not .com) on their phones, mobile devices, or laptops. Instruct them to type in the game-pin which has appeared on the classroom screen.
- Click “Start” when everyone is ready.
- Enjoy! After the activity, you can download all students’ answers from the “My results” section of the website (click on your username at the top right of the webpage).