How We Met Bill
Bill and I met through our feedback center. He wrote in with a feature request and his enthusiasm for engaging his students was clear.
Bill and I followed up on the phone and I learned about how he was using Quizlet to introduce both Latin vocabulary and difficult English derivatives to his middle school students.
His students were using Quizlet on their computers but he was also making use of our print options to make in-class quizzes.
Visiting Bill's Class
During our phone call, I described Quizlet's new Multiplayer Game and Bill had an ingenious idea for trying it out in his Latin class. Bill created a set with difficult English vocab words based on the Latin vocabulary his students were currently studying.
We were amazed at the sentences that his students could compose with such advanced vocab when we visited his class the next week.
Teacher Focus Group
Later on Bill came to Quizlet HQ with several other teachers we'd been working with to discuss what we could do to make it easier for teachers to use Quizlet.
We learned that teachers aren't just looking for a way to make their lives easier; what they really want is a way to make their students' lives easier.
We've been applying this philosophy to the development of new teacher features on Quizlet that always revolve around engaging students in learning.
Bill not only helped us out with testing our Multiplayer game, he was also instrumental in testing both Classes and our new iPhone app. He took time out of his busy summer to personally test Classes in the Quizlet office and also arranged for several of his students to test early iPhone iterations.
There are many teachers out there like Bill who are passionate about using technology to improve how their students learn. Are you one of these teachers? If so, we'd love to hear from you at Quizlet Feedback.