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Student-created flashcards are a mixed bag.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Quizlet encourages kids to take charge of their learning by creating their own study materials.

Violence

Some of the online flashcard sets may reference violence or contain violent images.

Sex

Kids may come across some sexual content in an academic context, or inappropriate flashcard sets created by other users.

Language

Because anyone can create Quizlet flashcard sets, including rebellious teens, profane content does pop up. If kids stay focused on their subjects, it isn't a huge problem, but they will find profanity such as "s--t" and "f--k" if they seek it out.

Consumerism

Each page shows a single ad unrelated to Quizlet, but if you upgrade to Quizlet Plus for $15 per year, the site will be ad-free.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Kids may come in contact with some drug-related flashcards, but it's primarily academic in nature.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Quizlet can be a great study resource for their kids as long as it's used appropriately. It's simple to use to study core subjects, but with 400 million user-generated flashcard sets available (that's a lot of info!), kids could find some questionable stuff mixed in with the helpful academic material.

What's it about?

All the information on QUIZLET is user-generated and includes both text-based and visual study materials. Along with flashcards, it also offers games and testing to appeal to various learning styles. The range of subjects that can be studied on Quizlet is pretty amazing; from a set simply called \"Numbers\" to the highly specific \"Underwater Diving Disorders,\" it isn't difficult to find pertinent information. Users can also upload their own photos or choose from Quizlet's database to add a visual element to flashcards.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Quizlet is very simple; it's a basic framework that students fill with their own information. Therefore, its quality depends on the accuracy of the user-created flashcard sets. On the whole, they're pretty good, sometimes great, but there are some unhelpful and sometimes inappropriate sets floating around, too. Quizlet's social perks are nice: Kids are able to compete against their friends, discuss sets, and entire classes can share teacher-created sets. The ability to choose flashcard photos from Flickr's pool of Creative Commons licensed photography really adds to the efficacy of Quizlet for subjects like anatomy.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how to determine the accuracy of information found online. How can you tell if the flashcards you choose to study have the right answers? Where can you look to do some fact-checking?

  • Parents can help kids create sets, guiding them on images or text that would be most helpful.

  • Families can make education fun by creating Quizlet sets related to kids' favorite things: dinosaurs, airplanes, flowers, etc.

Website details

Subjects:Math: algebra, arithmetic, geometry
Science: biology, chemistry, geology
Social Studies: geography, government, history
Language & Reading: vocabulary
Skills:Self-Direction: identifying strengths and weaknesses, work to achieve goals
Thinking & Reasoning: memorization
Genre:Educational
Price:Free–$24.99/year
Pricing structure:Paid, Free

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Kid, 11 years old May 24, 2013

Stupid

My school uses quizlet. Horrible quality, boring games that say I get things wrong when I don't, Never saves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Teen, 16 years old Written byninjette May 20, 2013

I LOVE QUIZLET

I'm a sophomore in high school, and I use Quizlet all of the time...I love it! I use it for my French vocabulary, and for History, Biology, and other sciences. You can get your teacher to set up a group for your class, and have all vocabulary, spellings, and definitions right there for you!
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Adult Written byeruditethewise October 21, 2015

Quizlet

This website allows greatly improved studying!!! It is free and definitely worth your time.
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