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Quizlet: Flash Card and Vocabulary Quiz Web Site

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required


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Computer(s), Internet access, projector (for class presentation)

Activity Description

Students use teacher-created flashcard sets for review and reinforcement of vocabulary words.


  1. Make sure that the Web site is not blocked at your school site.
  2. Compile a list of vocabulary words you want students to learn, corresponding to a unit or lesson you plan to teach (food, animals, clothing, for example, or an academic word list or a list of vocabulary words from texts that will be used in class).
  3. Create an account on Quizlet, type in vocabulary words, select and type in definitions or select images, and save your work. See the step-by-step instructions with screenshots on the Quizlet Help page at .
  4. Flip through the flashcard set you have made to check for typos/spelling errors and to see how the site works (both flashcards and other activities).


  1. The flashcard sets can be used as whole-class vocabulary review activities or you can share the URL (or embed the flashcards on a class Web page) and have students study the vocabulary words individually in a computer lab setting or outside of class. The flashcards, can be viewed full screen, shuffled, and/or audio-enabled. Users can choose to view the term only first and click to see a definition, or choose to see both terms and definitions on one side of a flashcard.
  2. By scrolling down on the page, students can see the list of all the flashcard set’s terms to study the terms and hear audio of both the terms and their definitions, which can be reordered alphabetically or printed.
  3. Under a flashcard set are other practice and self-testing options:
    • Speller–correctly type in the words from audio. The drop-down options allow students to choose whether the term or the definition is read and to select the speed of the audio (slow, fast) or to choose no audio.
    • Learn–definitions provided by default (or select "Prompt with Term") or audio ("Speak It"), and type in terms. If a term is incorrect, the user is required to type in the answer. If the flashcard set is entered with images in place of text, the images will be displayed, and users need to type in the vocabulary terms. At the end of the exercise, the user is provided with a progress report and then the incorrect questions are displayed again for further review.
    • Test–random multiple-choice, True/False, writing, matching questions. The tests can be printed, as well. Select the "Print this Test" button at the top of the test.
    • Games–for fun whole-class practice or individual extra practice, users can play one of the two games the site generates from a flashcard set. With Scatter, users must quickly drag terms to definitions or vice verse, or if images were used, drag images to terms. Using the timer this game could be an amusing class competition where teams compete for the fastest time. With the Space Race game, users must quickly type in terms for scrolling definitions, before they scroll off the screen. The prompt can be switched to the term so that users need to type in a definition instead. If the answer is not typed in time, the user is prompted to copy the answer.

Teacher Tips

  • The flashcard sets and accompanying exercises can be shared on social networking sites, linked and e-mailed, and embedded on a Web page or within a course management system, such as Moodle. Select how to share under the “Share this set” box.
  • For help embedding a flashcard set on your course management system or class Web site, see the Embed Quizlet video tutorial  on the Quizlet Help page.
  • For how-to instructions see the Quizlet Help  page, which has helpful screenshots and video tutorials.

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  • Teachers can create classes and monitor students’ progress. To find out how to create and manage a class, see the links under Classes on the Quizlet Help page .
  • To see how you can create a graded test and follow your students’ progress, see the links under Teachers & Schools on the Quizlet Help  page.
  • There is also a Quizlet iPhone app available from iTunes.
  • See the Teachers Page  for ideas on using the site.



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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.