What parents need to know
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?
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.
|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
|Pricing structure:||Paid, Free|