October 14, 2013

Great Sites: Put Your Flashcards Online

In the last twenty years, the internet has drastically changed the way we do daily life, from how we shop to how we stay informed and connected. As teachers, the web can be an incredible source of great ideas and helpful sites....but it can also be very time-consuming finding the sites that are the most helpful. During this series, I will be doing that research for you and highlighting some of the best websites out there for teachers.

Today's Featured Site:

Quizlet is a simple website that allows you to create online flashcards. Your students can practice with them on their own (it has a feature that will read the cards to the students for those who are struggling readers) or as a group.

One feature I think it fun is that it has a matching game called Scatter. In this game, the cards are scattered all over the screen with both the front and back showing. Students must drag the front of each card to the matching back. The site times the students to see if they can get faster and beat their previous time. I can see this being a great whole group game if you use a SmartBoard or other touch screen board. Students could run up to the board one at a time and match one card, then race back to their seat and 'tag' the next student in line. Record the group's time and race again to see if they can beat it!

Have you ever used this site before? What did you think? We'd love to hear your feedback!

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