Friday, March 4, 2011

Quizlet - Some Good Upgrades


Quizlet was the first web 2.0 website I encountered before really understanding what Web 2.0 was.  I was always thoroughly impressed with it and shared it with all my teachers.  Since first discovering this site to create flashcards, play games, and study vocabulary, they have made some major upgrades to the website.  Here is my original blog post about Quizlet.

Here are some of the newer features:
1.) You can easily embed your Flashcards on a blog or website.
2.)  The addition of audio to allow the vocabulary to be read aloud.  Great addition for Special Education.
3.) It is easier to create and study vocabulary that contains symbols and accents.
4.) Search Preview Boxes allows users to see what the words contained in the vocabulary list.  Before, you were just clicking and hoping the list had words you were studying.
5.) The inclusion of line breaks allows you to enter more then one line for the definition.  A great addition that helps not having to study a large sentence, but rather key parts of a definition.
6.) Quizlet has gone mobile, so now you can get all your flashcards on your phone....why are we still banning these tools?
7.) Quizlet is free, but they have a Plus Account that allows photo flash cards and other features for just $10.00 a year.  Not a bad price.

Quizlet has come a long way since I first discovered it and it continues to be one of the best for vocabulary studying.  If you have never used it before, I suggest you check it out.
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