Digital Flashcards – What can you do with Quizlet?

Quizlet is a website that gives the students motivation to learn vocabulary – it is simply fun!

On quizlet, student creates sets of words and translations, or words and definitions. It is also possible for the teacher to create the sets for them. 

The sets of words are kept in every student/teacher account and they can practice any time – on the computer or the smartphone app. 

After a set of words is created, here are the practice options:

You can also search sets of words on any subject, save them as your own, edit and share them with your students. 

Another good feature is adding pictures. This is great for your visual learners. You can add a picture to any word and it will be presented on the flashcard. 

I use it for all the vocabulary we have in the textbooks. The kids search the meaning of the words in the glossary of the book, and insert it into the app to create flashcards. It gives them the option to review and practice the words by themselves.

What do you – or the students – do?

1. sign up to the website. 

2. Click on “create a set”. 

3. Choose the language for the term and for the definition. Quizlet does not read aloud Hebrew, but it recognizes it and will read aloud the English definition.

4. When you finish, name the set (the students can copy the name from the textbook), and click “create”. 

5. Now, a set is ready. the students can use the flashcards, practice with 3 different exercises and 2 games. The teacher can click on the test and print out a test for the students. 

Share a set – I usually ask one of the students to share the set with me. It then appears on my quizlet and of course the student feels great – they love to help 🙂

English definition – more skilled students can choose both term and definition in English. Quizlet suggest definitions and the students should choose the right one. 

Search – you can browse the many quizlet sets other teacher have prepared according to the subject you are going to teach. Once you find something interesting, you can save it and edit it for your purpose. 

Here are two online tutorials: 

Eva Earnst:

“secondary solutions blog”:

My students love it – Try it yourselves! 

Time to Practice…Grammar!!!

What do we usually do with grammar? The students practice in their grammar books and than we check it on the board, or the students check each other’s work. There are more options, but I always feel that it’s difficult to know that everyone learned and assimilated. 

Recently, I have started using grammar practice websites with my students. After I open the subject and explain the rules, the students practice on the website. They can also practice at home in preparation for a test or a quiz.

How does it work? Very simply, the website contains exercises and corrects the students if they are wrong. The answer is correct if they put the words in the correct form, and also if they used capital letters and punctuation marks where needed.

Not all websites, however, are very good. Here are two that are reliable.  

Important note – In order to send the students directly to the exercise you want, simply copy the URL from the top of the target page and paste it in the forum or the message. 

English Grammar Online – My personal favorite. 

This website is extremely broad and one can practice grammar, writing, reading, vocabulary and more. I will focus on the grammar section. As you can see in the picture below, there are a lot of tenses to learn and practice. 

When you click on a topic, the next page contains an explanation about the use of the tense and links to exercises. The first exercises are each on small sub-topics. They latter ones are mixed practice and even literary texts which contain the specific tense.

The students complete the exercise and click on “check answers”. They can see were they did wrong and also an explanation regarding their mistakes. They can try until everything is perfect. 

English –

This website is the work of a German English teacher, Joerg Poehland. It containg a lost of grammar practice, checks the exercises automatically and includes spelling, punctuation and capitalization. 

There are several difficulty levels for each topic; beginner, intermediate and experts.