As a class we use Quizlet a lot to practice vocabulary. It's a great interactive tool that allows pupils to compete against one another and against other classes on the leaderboard. As a class teacher I can see how much progress each pupil has made on the individual activities. I takes minutes to create a foreign language game and it's easy to add photos too.
Quizlet live is the activity that we tried last week just to change things up. It takes the same vocabulary list that you've already created and makes it into a team work game. The class is divided up into teams so they have to get up and join their randomly assigned team mates. When each question comes up only one person in the team has the correct answer so they all have to help each other out. On the board I can see the progress of each time like a horse race, the first team to get to 12 points is the winner but if 1 person answers 1 question wrong the team goes back to 0 points!
It got very loud but the pupils loved it, in one lesson we played it 4 times and they would have kept going if I'd let them. I even used it as a teaching tool with the senior pupils and since the programme chose the teams there was no bias from me as a classroom teacher about who was teamed up together. It was great to see Quizlet being used as a team tool instead of as an individual activity.
Thanks to Joy at Kingussie High School for sharing.
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