Social media and apps: Quizlet

90% of the students that practise with the use of Quizlet receive higher marks.

Lesson goals and objectives

In this lesson you will learn:

  • what Quizlet is
  • what you can do with it
  • how you can use it in your classes


Quizlet is a tool to practise. You can learn in seven different ways with Quizlet. With five study methods and two games, learning each subject is fun and effective. This work comes with a Creative Commons CC By license. Read the terms and conditions here.

Authors: I-coaches Noorderpoort

How can I use it?

Create an account

Go to

 and click on ‘sign up’. You can also sign in with your Google account if you have one or with your Facebook account. Choose a username and password and fill in the requested information.

You can also choose an image for your profile (via settings). Remember your username!

Create a study set

A study set is a list of terms linked to the corresponding definition or a set of questions with the corresponding answers. You can learn this kind of content with the study methods and games on Quizlet. Study sets can consist of words, images, diagrams and audio.

Click here to learn how to create a study set

or watch this video Let’s do an exercise

1. You can give the students access to the exercise by pasting the link (url) in the ELE. All they have to do is click on it.
2. The option Cards gives you the term you have entered on the left, the student can then figure out what that term is and check themselves by clicking on Flip. The card then flips over and the term you entered on the right becomes visible.
3. The Learn option provides one of the two terms and the student must type in the corresponding term. There is a possibility to have it read out here (check the Speak Text box).
4. In the Speller option, the student must type in what he/she hears. This is a very suitable tool for languages. It is also very useful for students with dyslexia.
5. Test gives a self-test possibility, the student always gets three test forms: open questions, multiple choice questions and true/false questions.
6. Scatter gives all terms on the screen and the student has to drag and drop the combinations as fast as possible. Correct combinations disappear until everything is finished.
7. In Race, a term flies across the screen from left to right. The student has to type in the corresponding fact and click enter. This is a kind of clay pigeon shooting. If you want to include a competition element in the lesson, let the students in the class play the race, with a reward for the fastest time. It’s up to you whether you allow a second round and add the two times together to determine the overall winner.
8. Diagrams keep track of the time. If you let students create an account on Quizlet, they can try to get the fastest time and you can see who has the fastest time and what your own time is.

Ways you can work with Quizlet

  1. Making a class
    As a teacher, you can create a class and add students in advance. Then you can add exercises to this class, so that they are always available for your student group.
  2. Quizlet Learning
    You will soon have a test or exam. Do you know how best to learn?
    I do now – get to know the new Quizlet Learning. Create a study set or material you need to practise and master the material. Then tell us when you need to have learned it and we’ll make sure that with a customised learning schedule you’ll quickly start learning and receive messages reminding you it’s time to get started.

The benefits of Quizlet Learning:
1. It makes learning more structured by means of a study plan which then guides you by telling you what and when to practise.
2. See how you’re progressing, get friendly memories of how to learn and move forward with short, active study sessions.
3.Quizlet Learning is powered by Quizlet’s new assistant learning platform that uses data from millions of anonymous study sessions and then combines them with proven ideas from cognitive science.

Tips and tricks

An alternative form of processing factual knowledge is that you do not make the exercise as a teacher, but that you let the students make the exercises. And then let them play against each other.

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