Quizlet is a digital learning tool that can be used by students, parents, and teachers. The site contains over million sets of study materials created by other users that range in topics from Landmark Supreme Court Cases to Structures of the Heart and the entire site is available in English, Spanish, and German, however, Quizlet supports many international languages/keyboards for those wanting to input text from a wide array of languages. These study sets are free to use, or users can create their own, so the possibilities are limitless! Quizlet takes information and converts it into flashcards, quizzes, and games, so that users can study the same information in a variety of forms. And users aren’t constrained to using just text images and audio are easy to include in study materials. Best of all study materials can be shared with students, classmates, parents, and teachers.
There are more than 40 million visits to Quizlet every single month, and Quizlet is currently ranked among the top 50 U.S. websites. Quizlet users begin by either searching for publicly-shared study sets or creating their own.
“Anatomy Flashcards” [Screenshot]. Retrieved from https://quizlet.com//anatomy-flash-cards/
Users choose which of their sets are public. To create a new study set, users input study information in the form of terms and definitions (which can include images, if, for example, you are studying anatomy or audio if you are studying for a spanish class). Quizlet then converts that information into six different study modes in a user-friendly and intuitive format, making it useful for any type of learner, from visual to auditory to reading/writing and even kinesthetic learners. Quizlet modes include timed games, which are great for getting those competitive-natured students in your classroom actively involved in their learning, instead of passively trying to memorize a list of vocabulary. Finally, students (and parents and teachers) can track their progress to determine what material needs to be focused on to achieve mastery.
Quizlet Overview Video
Quizlet & the SAMR Model
Dr. Ruben Puentedura’s SAMR model offers a lens for examining how technology is adopted in a classroom. As you strive to incorporate online tools into your classroom, we encourage you to use this model as an analytic tool.
Here is an example of how Quizlet might fit within the SAMR model:
- Substitution: Students create flashcards through Quizlet instead of on index cards.
- Augmentation: Students link an image or GIF to each flashcard as a memory hook.
“Occipital Lobe Flashcard” [Screenshot].
Retrieved from https://quizlet.com//flashcards
- Modification: Students can add multimedia to all stages of their project, set deadlines for themselves and others, and track all group members progress in real-time and remotely. Teachers can also track progress and set deadlines to help avoid procrastination.
- Redefinition: Both students and teachers can see the activity in each card to follow who in the group contributed in what ways and at what times. Students can critically analyze this log of activity at the end to determine what could have improved their process or made their process more efficient.
Math: Have each student create a study set containing problems or equations as the terms and answers as the definition. Then, have students pair up and take each others study set in the Quizlet form of a test. After they are done, students determine which problems they did not solve correctly, and the student who created that problem should explain how to correctly get to the answer. Students are thus learning material both through traditional learning means but also through teaching fellow classmates.
Science: Have students create a study set on the topic being studied. For each term or topic, require that students find an image or gif that relates to the topic and helps them remember it as a memory hook. While studying that set in the “learn” or “test” mode (which tracks incorrect responses), require the student to choose a new image or memory hook if they get the answer incorrect more than once.
English/Language Arts: Create a study set of vocabulary words. Have students utilize the quizlet text-to-speech function to learn proper pronunciation of the words. Then have students utilize the “Spell” study mode, forcing students to type in responses that must be spelled correctly. Instead of then assessing students learning in a traditional vocabulary test, test them using an in-class spelling bee!
Other: Have students find a study set (from the millions of user-created flash card sets) relating to a topic in the class and assess that study set for accuracy. If the student finds inaccuracies, have the student explain how they would correct each card to make it accurate.
This infographic was created by Gabrielle R. Merchant using Adobe Illustrator.
How to Use Quizlet
- Go to www.Quizlet.com
- To browse user-generated study sets, click search, and type in a topic.
- You can only use user-generated sets without sign-up, so you cannot create your own content.
- To create your own study set, sign-up for an account by clicking “Sign Up.”
- You may use your existing Facebook or Google account to sign up, or just sign up with an email address.
- Click “Create” to make your first study set.
- Give your study set a title by typing it into “Set Title”
- Below the title, there are blank spaces for terms and definitions. Input information in for each pair.
- You can choose your language here.
- If you want your definition to be an image (say, a picture pointing to the parietal lobe of the brain), click the image icon and search available images (included in free version) or upload your own (premium version only).
- Once you are finished inputting terms and corresponding definitions in, click create.
“Quizlet: Create a new study set” [Screenshot].
Retrieved from https://quizlet.com/
- You can now use your study set in any of Quizlet’s modes. These modes are listed as tabs horizontally across the top of the screen: Flashcards, Learn, Spell, and Test are the Learn modes. Match and Gravity are Game modes. Choose any mode to begin studying you set! Learn more about the modes in the infographic below.
“Quizlet: Modes” [Screenshot].
Retrieved from https://quizlet.com/
Green, T., & Bailey, B. (). Digital flashcard tools. TechTrends, 54(4),
Vargas, J. M. (). Modern learning: Quizlet in the social studies classroom (Doctoral dissertation, Wichita State University).
Setting your students up for success means so much more than teaching daily lessons and hoping students do well on assessments.
You need to teach the information and then provide effective ways for your students to review what you’ve taught!
Some teachers like to create customized study guides and booklets for their classes, but that takes a lot of time and effort outside of school hours.
That’s why so many teachers consider using Quizlet, an online study tool, to save time when helping students prepare for tests!
But before you jump right into adding a new tool to your classroom, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of Quizlet to help decide if it’s right for you and your students.
In this blog, we’ll discuss the biggest pros and cons of using Quizlet to make your decision a little easier.
However, before we jump in it’s important to answer one other question -- what exactly is Quizlet?
What Is Quizlet?
Quizlet is a web-based application developed to help students study information through interactive tools and games.
Quizlet’s mission is to help students (and teachers) practice and master what they’re learning.
In Quizlet, information is organized into “study sets” that users like teachers or students add to their accounts.
When using Quizlet, students log in and choose the appropriate study set for the concepts they need to review. These can be created by a teacher or generated by other users.
Because of the flexibility and customization available, Quizlet can be used in any grade level and any type of class.
That means whether you’re a middle school career readiness teacher or a high school health science teacher, Quizlet can help your students study.
Now that you have an idea of what Quizlet is and how it works, let’s get into the benefits it provides to you and your students!
3 Pros of Using Quizlet
Overall, Quizlet can be a great tool for you and your students for three reasons:
- You can easily differentiate review for your students
- You can incorporate collaboration and teamwork into your classes
- Students have another way to prepare for tests
1. Quizlet Helps You Differentiate Review for Your Students
Quizlet has seven standard study modes that help students review in the way that works best for them:
- Flashcards – A quick way to review terms and definitions, just like paper-based flashcards
- Learn – A personalized study mode based on how well you know information in a study set
- Write – A fill-in-the-blank style study tool
- Spell – A study mode that dictates a term or definition that you must correctly type
- Test – An easy way to quiz yourself on how well you know information in a study set
- Match – A time-based game where the student must match terms and definitions
- Gravity – A level-based game where the student must answer correctly before being hit by an asteroid
When you create study sets for your students, you decide which modes to use based on how your students learn best.
Some study modes, like Flashcards, include text-to-speech audio prompts that help ELLs and students with IEPs learn and remember information.
You can also include images and diagrams as needed to provide better context for your students.
With all of these options, you’re creating a customized way for your students to review information, without you having to do a lot of extra work!
2. Quizlet Helps You Incorporate Collaboration and Teamwork Skills
It’s not always easy to teach collaboration and teamwork skills, but with Quizlet you can do it while helping students review.
Quizlet Live is an in-class game that teachers can use to help students review information while working together in teams.
The game randomly sorts students into teams to match terms and definitions, and the first team to correctly answer all of the questions wins!
Quizlet Live is fully focused on accuracy over speed. If a team answers any question wrong, they have to start over from the beginning.
This ensures your students’ competitive spirit won’t override the need to answer correctly.
3. Quizlet Helps Students Prepare for Tests
Ultimately, the other pros of Quizlet tie into this final benefit: Quizlet helps students prepare for tests!
With the engaging study tools and differentiation options available, your students have so many different ways to study information when using Quizlet.
Instead of having to look through notes, fill out worksheets, and create paper flashcards, they can just log in and start studying!
On top of that, if your students have a mobile device, they can download the Quizlet app to review information anytime, anywhere.
That means your students will have more flexibility to study what they want, when they want, and in the way they want.
Talk about the perfect way to set students up for success on test day!
But no study tool is ever perfect.
So now that we’ve shared the three biggest benefits of Quizlet, it’s time to talk about the cons.
3 Cons of Using Quizlet
Though Quizlet is designed to help students learn information, there are three specific drawbacks that can impact your student’s learning:
- Students can get distracted by ads
- Students could learn incorrect information
- Students may use Quizlet to cheat
1. Students Can Get Distracted by Ads on Quizlet
If you and your students use the free version of Quizlet, you’ll see ads on every page of the website.
Some ads are easy to ignore, but they can be overbearing. These ads are actually designed to distract your students away from learning.
You can upgrade to the paid version of Quizlet to remove the ads, but that may not fit into your classroom budget when there are more important things to purchase!
2. Students Could Learn Incorrect Information on Quizlet
Because Quizlet allows any user to create and share a study set, there is no guarantee the information is accurate.
If a student logs in and chooses a set created by someone else, there’s a possibility they could accidentally study incorrect information!
One typo in someone else’s cards could lead your student to studying the wrong information, miss questions on a test, and get a low grade they didn’t expect to receive.
Though you can instruct your students to only use the sets and games you’ve created, students can still come across other ones on their own.
3. Students May Use Quizlet to Cheat
If you create Quizlet sets for each assessment in your class, you’re providing excellent resources for your students.
But dishonest students may take advantage of those study tools to cheat on their homework and assessments.
Even though Quizlet doesn’t allow cheating or academic dishonesty, some students will push the boundaries and find ways to cheat.
It’s as easy as a student Googling a homework question, finding a Quizlet set, and copying the answers straight from the website.
In fact, it’s so easy that it may not even feel like cheating. Students might just want more information on a certain topic and stumble upon direct answers to their homework.
Cheating isn’t a problem unique to Quizlet, but it’s one of the most common issues for teachers using this tool.
To curb cheating with Quizlet, you can adjust the settings of your study sets or change the wording of your questions.
But there’s no way to keep other users from posting the information found on your assessments.
You can request for Quizlet to remove content that has been used for cheating, but even after the set is taken down, another one could pop back up in a matter of hours!
With these three pros and cons, there’s still one question left to answer -- should you use Quizlet?
Should You Use Quizlet?
When it comes down to using Quizlet, it all depends on the balance of pros and cons you’ll get from using it.
If you want to provide a customized study tool for your students to memorize and review specific terms and concepts, Quizlet could be perfect for you.
But if you start to notice a suspicious pattern of exceptionally good grades and word-for-word answers, it may be time to cut Quizlet from your teaching strategy.
While this decision is ultimately up to you, you can always ask other teachers for their thoughts!
Click below to jump into the AES Educator Community and see what teachers across the country say about Quizlet.
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Quizlet is a multi-national American company which creates and designs tools used for studying and learning. Founded by Andrew Sutherland in October and released to the public in January , Quizlet's primary products include digital flash cards, matching games, practice electronic assessments, and live quizzes (similar to Kahoot!). As of April , Quizlet's website claims it has over million user-generated flashcard sets, 3 billion total study sessions, and more than 50 million active users.
Quizlet was founded in by Andrew Sutherland as a studying tool to aid in memorization for his French class, which he "aced". Quizlet's blog, written mostly by Andrew in the earlier days of the company, claimed it reached 50, registered users in days online.
On April 15, , Quizlet made its first national TV appearance when Sutherland was featured on the Mike and Juliet Show. Two years later, Quizlet receives its 1,,th registered user.
Until , Quizlet shared staff and financial resources with the Collectors Weekly web site. In , Quizlet announced raising $12 million from Union Square Ventures, Costanoa Venture Capital, Altos Ventures and Owl Ventures to expand its digital study tools and grow internationally.
In , Quizlet added the ability to listen to content using text-to-speech. In August , it released an app for the iPhone and iPad and shortly afterward one for Android devices.
Quizlet launched a redesign in August and hired Matt Glotzbach as CEO a few months earlier in May. Also in , Quizlet launched "Quizlet Live", a real-time online matching game where teams compete to answer all 12 questions correctly without an incorrect answer along the way.
Glotzbach announced in that Quizlet would be opening offices in Denver, Colorado in , citing how Quizlet has, "a big vision at Quizlet to provide the most intelligent study tools in the world, and our expansion into Denver, a city with incredible tech ingenuity, will help us more quickly build the next generation of learning tools used by students everywhere". As of , Andrew Sutherland is no longer with Quizlet or it's board.
During the COVID pandemic, Glotzbach announced he was opening Quizlet's premium service, Quizlet Teacher, for free to all users who have an account registered as a teacher.
Study modes and games
As a memorization tool, Quizlet lets registered users create sets of terms and definitions customized for their own needs. These sets of terms can then be accessible to students by studying a variety of modes.
- Flash Cards
- This mode is similar to paper flashcards. Users are shown a "card" for each term, which they can flip over by clicking or using the arrow keys or space bar. The user has the option for the face of the card to be an image, a word, or both
- In this mode, definitions scroll vertically down the screen in the shape of asteroids. The user must type the term that goes with the definition before it reaches the bottom. Occasionally, an asteroid will be red. If the user misses a red asteroid twice, the game is over. It is one of the 'Play' study modes. Gravity was adapted from a previous game, Space Race. The user can pick the level of difficulty and game type. An exploit for this game is to put it on "starred mode" and select one word for starred mode by looking at the cards, and then clicking on the star-shaped button.) Going onto the game and starting it with starred mode still on, the user will only have one word, and can thus copy & paste the same word over and over again, resulting in ridiculously high scores. Therefore, games on starred mode will not appear on the leaderboards.
- In this mode, users are shown a term or definition and must type the term or definition that goes with what is shown. After entering their answer, they see if their answer was correct, and can choose to override the automatic grading and count their answer as right if needed. This mode is also known as "Learn."
- In this mode, the term is read out loud and users must type in the term with the correct spelling. If the user gets every answer correct, they are rewarded with a video of a monster truck doing a jump, wheelie, and flip. This game was previously known as Speller.
- In this mode, users are presented with a grid of scattered terms. Users drag terms on top of their associated definitions to remove them from the grid and try to clear the grid in the fastest time possible. Micro-match is a related matching game geared towards mobile devices and devices with small screens. Match was previously attributed as "Scatter", though the game was the same.
- In this mode, a Quizlet user (usually a teacher) breaks their class up into teams or plays the game with students individually. The teacher chooses whether to start with a definition or term. Each team will have to choose the correct term/definition to win. . This game works by choosing a set of flashcards and putting these flashcards into a format that works for the game. If a player or team chooses the incorrect term or definition, the score will reset.
Students on Quizlet will often upload information that can be used to cheat within the classroom. In a survey at a High School in Orlando, a student was quoted saying “If someone put $ in front of you, would you take it?”, referring to the ease with which students can use platforms like Quizlet to cheat on schoolwork. Today, Quizlet's website has an "Honor Code" requiring all users of the website not misuse the platform for academic cheating. This system however relies on the student, and not the platform to abide by its principles.
Quizlet's API is no longer available. It used to allow developers to use any of the study sets made within Quizlet in their own programs. 
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What is Quizlet and How Can I Teach With It?
Quizlet is a fantastic tool for teachers to create quizzes for in-person and remote learning that makes building and assessing quick and easy. It is even smart enough to offer adaptive learning to suit the student.
Quizlet offers a huge range of subjects and question styles, from visual study materials to fill-in-the-blank games, and plenty more. But styles aside, the big appeal here is that, according to Quizlet, 90 percent of students who use it report higher grades. A bold claim indeed.
So if this sounds like something that could fit in with your arsenal of teaching tools, then it might be worth considering further as it's free for the basic mode and very affordable at just $34 for the entire year for a teacher account.
Read on to find out everything you need to know about Quizlet for teachers.
What is Quizlet?
At its most basic, Quizlet is a digital pop-quiz database. It features more than million study sets, each one being like a deck of flash cards. It's also interactive, with the ability to create your own study set, or clone and edit those of others.
Verified Creators, as they're called, also create and share study sets. These come from curriculum publishers and educational institutions so you know they will be of a high caliber.
Quizlet is sectionalized by subject so it can easily be navigated to find a specific study target. Lots of these use flashcard-style layouts that offer a prompt or question that the student can select to flip over to get the answer.
But there are various options that let you learn more from the same data in different ways. So you could select "learn" instead of "flashcards," and then the question would be given only with multiple choice answers, for a more active learning approach.
How does Quizlet work?
Quizlet is broken down into several styles, including:
Flashcards are pretty self explanatory, like real ones, with a question on one side and the answer on the other.
Learn puts questions and answers into multiple choice-style quizzes that can be completed to get an overall result. This applies to images, too.
Spell will speak aloud a word and the student is then required to type out the spelling of it.
Test is an auto-generated mix of questions with written, multiple choice, and true-or-false answer options.
Match has you pairing up correct words or a mix of words and images.
Gravity is a game that has asteroids with words coming at a planet you need to protect by typing out the words before they hit.
Live is a game mode that allows for multiple students to work collaboratively.
What are the best Quizlet features?
Quizlet has all those excellent modes that allow for a variety of ways to get information across for learning across a broad range of subjects.
The smart adaptive nature of Quizlet is a really powerful feature. The Learn mode uses data from millions of anonymous sessions and then generates adaptive study plans designed to improve learning.
Quizlet offers a lot of support for English language learners and students with learning differences. Select a word or definition, and it will be read aloud. Or, in the case of teacher accounts, attach your own audio recording. It's also possible to add visual learning aids to cards with specific images or custom diagrams.
Quizlet has a plethora of media that can be used, including a huge pool of licensed Flickr photography. Music can also be added, allowing for very targeted learning. Or teachers may find something ideal that has already been created and is available in the selection of shared online quizzes.
Quizlet Live is superb as students are given codes and once they sign in they're randomly grouped for a game to start. For each question, a selection of possible answers appear on teammates' screens, but only one of them has the right answer. Students must work together to determine which is the correct one. At the end, a snapshot is provided for teachers to see how well the students have understood the material.
How much does Quizlet cost?
Quizlet is free to sign-up to and start using. For teachers, it's charged at $34 per year to get some extra features, such as the ability to upload your own images and to record you own voice – both powerful options if you want the freedom to create your own study sets from scratch.
Teachers can also track learner activity with formative assessments and homework as well. Teachers can also adapt Quizlet Live, organize classes, use the app, and have no ads.
Luke Edwards is a freelance writer and editor with more than two decades of experience covering tech, science, and health. He writes for many publications covering health tech, software and apps, digital teaching tools, VPNs, TV, audio, smart home, antivirus, broadband, smartphones, cars and much more.
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