I love learning games; my students love learning games. Using SmartNotebook, I create games frequently, and I am always on the lookout for more tools to add to my repertoire. I was eager to explore this "Thing" to see what all is out there. I was already familiar with Flippity so I took a look at Quizlet. I tried Polly's Flowers matching activity and knew my classes would have fun with it.
One nice feature of Quizlet is that once my cards were created, I could switch how I wanted to present them to students. While I created mine under "Match", by clicking another option such as Flash Cards, Learn etc, the same material can be used numerous ways.
I used UNESCO World Heritage Sites and learned that in order to work in all the different options, I should not have listed the place names in the 'definitions'. My game works with Match and Flash Cards, but not any of the others. https://quizlet.com/278892288/match
The computer voice in Quizlet is quite natural...does anyone know if it is an actress or just a very, very good computer voice simulation? Having an audio option serves as a scaffold for students who need it, and is thus a great feature.
'Gravity" would be very appealing to students, but my cards are not well-suited to it. The answers (as I created them with name and place) are too long for students to type in the given time. I need to spend more time on 'Gravity" because I am not certain how some of it works. There is an option to answer with photos...but I don't understand how to do so.
I was pleased with the variety of photos in the Quizlet library.
The Diagrams option is a great tool, as well. I had some fun with it, creating a diagram I will hopefully use with my students before I go out for foot surgery. However, it did not go well. I created a link to share, but cannot get the interactive diagram to come up...I get the diagram and the answers. Something else to keep playing with. Overall, Quizlet is great and I will definitely be using it with my classes.