What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Quizlet is the companion mobile app for the website, http://quizlet.com/. With the Quizlet app, tweens and teens can search an online database of more than 13 million user-created flashcard sets. Some sets are less educational than others and may contain inappropriate language and mature content. This app is free, and the content varies from highly useful to useless. The app is only for reviewing flashcards; teens must use the Quizlet website to create their own sets.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
Thinking & Reasoning
- identifying strengths and weaknesses
Engagement, Approach, Support
Quizlet is not the most dynamic study app, but if a kid needs a set of flashcards to study general topics, it works. The three modes of play provide some variety in study methods, which helps engagement.
With a database of more than 13 million flashcards, kids gain access to cards on a wide variety of topics. Some sets are less educational than others and may contain inappropriate language or mature content.
This app is only for reviewing flashcards; teens must use the Quizlet website to create their own sets. Some sets have audio, which is easy to use.
What's it about?
Tweens and teens search for a flashcard set by subject or username, and the app retrieves a list of relevant sets. They choose a set from the list, then select from three modes of play: study with traditional cards (Cards mode), type in answers (Learn mode), or play a matching game (Scatter mode). Most flashcard sets are text-only, but cards can include images, diagrams, or audio.
Is it any good?
QUIZLET isn't the best looking or most dynamic study app, but if a student is looking for a set of flashcards to study general topics like U.S. state capitals or the periodic table, it will help get the job done. The three modes of play give students some variety in study method, which is nice. And when combined with the Quizlet website, where students can create their own flashcard sets, the app can be a solid review tool.
However, tweens and teens should remember that the Quizlet website allows anyone to add flashcard sets to the database, which means some sets might have inappropriate or incorrect information. Users should beware and choose carefully.
Families can talk about...
Check the accuracy of the flashcard sets your kids choose to study.
While cards that include profanity or inappropriate content are not the norm, it may be helpful to search and check for appropriate flashcard packs for younger kids.