Quizlet is a web-based service, which allows for the creation of sets of 'flashcards’ with questions and answers, or with concepts and their definitions. Quizlet can be used to develop students' understanding of concepts and their knowledge on certain subjects, and is suitable for use in the monological and the dialogical form of teaching.
In the monologic form of teaching, Quizlet may be used to train and test students in understanding various concepts. The teacher can, on the page here choose from a wide variety of flash cards, developed by other teachers. It is possible to copy a set of flashcards to your own account, and then edit it, and adapt it to your own teaching, and you may also create your own flashcards from scratch, and share them with other teachers on Quizlet. It is also possible to add voice to a set of flash cards, and to upload a set of flash cards from a Word document.
When you have prepared a set of flashcards, you can share the link with students. Students can then work with the flashcards in several ways. For example, they can work with them as a game, where they must match the various concepts with their definitions, and they can run the flashcards as a test, which is automatically generated from the full set of flashcards.
Within the dialogic form of teaching you can let students explore the many flashcards already to be found on Quizlet, and let them develop their own flashcards, on which they write different words and concepts and their definitions. Students can then share their flashcards with the teacher and other students. It is possible to comment on a set of flashcards, which gives the teacher the opportunity to guide students in their work.
It's free to use Quizlet, which is also available as an iPhone App. It is possible to use the existing flash cards without creating a profile, but if you want to copy and edit existing, or create your own sets of flashcards, you need to create a free profile. This can also. be done using an existing Facebook profile. If you want to try Quizlet in your teaching, there's technical support to find on the website here.