10 Steps for Running a Successful Professional Development (PD) Session
In the U.K. they call them TeachMeets. In the U.S. they might call them a PD session. But they're essentially the same thing: Teachers training other teachers how to be better teachers. In the U.S., they have an extra component to them in that teachers can often earn personal development credit (CP…

Teachers

Posted by Eric September 7, 2018 · View post
New video playlist: Quizlet Teacher Guide
Whenever I meet a teacher who uses Quizlet in the classroom, I ask them where they heard about Quizlet. Almost all of them tell me the same thing: from another teacher. Some of those teachers are Quizlet Ambassadors, our club of super teachers who love to help spread the word, but most of the reco…

Teachers

Posted by Eric September 4, 2018 · View post
An update on building a more diverse and inclusive Quizlet
Last year, I shared the current snapshot of where Quizlet was with our diversity and inclusion initiatives and a commitment to publish our annual updates on those efforts. A lot has happened in the news this year, and unfortunately we’ve seen too many reports of unacceptable behavior and unwelcomin…

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Posted by Matthew August 30, 2018 · View post
Quizlet’s getting smarter to make your life easier this school year
Welcome back to school — and Quizlet! We know the start of the school year can be tough. If you’re a teacher, it means prepping your class material and lesson plans. And, if you’re a student, it means getting back into your studying groove. Fortunately, while you were enjoying your summer, we were…

News

Posted by Amalia August 28, 2018 · View post
Don't Have a Quizlet Account? Here’s Why We'd Like You to Create One
Today, we're making a small but important change that will help us more effectively provide students on Quizlet with engaging learning games and activities. Here’s what it is: We're asking Quizlet users who don't have an account to create one. If you already have a Quizlet account, you won't notice…

News

Posted by Eric August 27, 2018 · View post
My quest with queries: My time at Quizlet as a product analyst Intern
I have always enjoyed data and problem solving, which has come in handy during my time as a computer science major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. When the opportunity to undertake a product analytics internship at Quizlet materialized, I quickly accepted the role, as I knew it…

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Posted by Gabi August 10, 2018 · View post
Quizlet Unconference 2018: now available on YouTube
Did you attend the 2018 Quizlet Unconference last week? The presenters dropped some serious knowledge with plenty of real-world examples. Best of all, each teacher who attended got a certificate to fill out and turn in for PD (personal development) credit. We enjoyed hosting every minute of it, and…

Teachers

Posted by Eric August 7, 2018 · View post
Working with TLS 1.2 on Android 4.4 and lower
As described by the PCI Security Standards Council, early versions of the TLS security protocol are susceptible to widespread exploits that could expose potentially sensitive data. On June 30th, we upgraded Quizlet's security to require TLS 1.2 or higher as part of our continued following of best-p…

Engineering

Posted by Ankush August 7, 2018 · View post
Instagram contest: Win 1 of 3 back-to-school packs
Are you ready to get back to school? Whether you're a teacher or a student, we'd like to help get you in the mood to study with a little Instagram contest. This week, we're giving away prize packs for three (3) lucky winners. Each pack includes a free year of Quizlet Teacher or Plus, plus a Quizle…

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Posted by Eric July 31, 2018 · View post
Next week: Attend Quizlet’s free all-digital Unconference for teachers
As we get ready for the start of the 2018-2019 school year, we want to create a space where teachers can learn from one another and share how they use Quizlet with their students. To do so, we are hosting our second annual free, all-digital unconference for teachers. As an attendee, you’ll learn in…

Teachers

Posted by Claire July 26, 2018 · View post
Quizlet Insights: student support for 2018 teacher strikes
The end of the 2017-2018 school year saw teachers across the country strike for higher wages and improved classroom conditions. Teachers in Arizona, Colorado, West Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky and Oklahoma went on strike — sometimes for weeks — and were able to secure greater resources for ed…

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Posted by Matthew July 23, 2018 · View post
Wanted: Your Quizlet & Quizlet Live game variations
Every once in a while, I see a teacher who uses Quizlet in a new and unique way. And I perk up. I love hearing from educators with creative variants of Quizlet and Quizlet Live. A few of my favorites (so far) include Quizlet Live Playoffs, Match Relays, Flyswatter, and Hide and Seek Vocab. And tho…

Teachers

Posted by Eric July 11, 2018 · View post
The Quizlet Ambassador Club on Facebook
Quizlet Ambassadors are very important to us. They're the teachers who are always out there advocating for Quizlet to fellow teachers. To deepen our relationship a bit more, this past weekend we launched an Ambassador Club Facebook Group. As expected, a lot of really friendly teachers from around…

Teachers

Posted by Eric July 3, 2018 · View post
Quizlet Unconference 2018: Sign up, suggest, speak
We're gearing up for a second annual Quizlet Unconference, which we'll be hosting August 1st and 2nd. Sound interesting? You can sign up today to attend. What is an unconference, you might ask? It's an unconventional gathering of people who are all focused on sharing and learning from each other.…

News & Teachers

Posted by Eric June 29, 2018 · View post
Quizlet is proud to represent during Pride Weekend
To celebrate Pride Weekend, Quizlet is donning the uniform of LGBTQ unity: the rainbow. You'll see us sporting rainbow colors on social media this weekend, which is a simple and fun way for us to show support. If you want to join in, please do. There are places on the Internet where you can transfo…

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Posted by Eric June 22, 2018 · View post
Quizlet is upgrading its HTTPS security
Post by Shaun Mitschrich, an Infrastructure Engineer for Quizlet’s Platform team. Quizlet is upgrading its method of Secure Communication (SSL/TLS) to TLS 1.2 or higher beginning July 1, 2018, in order to align with industry best practices for security and data integrity. The vulnerabilities within…

Engineering

Posted by Shaun June 18, 2018 · View post
Quizlet returnships: helping caregivers get back to work
How hard is it to return to work after you've had children or spent years taking care of a sick relative? It can be overwhelming. It's difficult not only to find and convince skeptical employers who see a big gap on your resume to consider you after years of being outside the regular workforce, but…

News & Press

Posted by Eric June 11, 2018 · View post
Host your own Quizlet Live Playoffs
Looking for a celebratory activity for the last few weeks of the school year? Look no further — Latin teacher and technology coach Patrick McMillan shares how to host your own Quizlet Live Playoffs event. Check out his step-by-step instructions for how to play with teams or individually! 🏆 Pssst: I…

Teachers

Posted by Amalia June 5, 2018 · View post
Ask a Quizletter: Millu Araya
Meet Millu Araya, a member of Quizlet's Design team. Millu works closely with our Product team to create the look and flow of the Quizlet website and apps. She grew up in Ethiopia and moved to the United States to study design. After receiving a BFA in Design at the University of North Carolina at…

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Posted by Amber May 30, 2018 · View post
Teacher to Teacher: Five ways to use Quizlet in the language classroom
This a contributed post by educator Nathan Hall. Back in the summer of 2006, my wife and I moved to Lithuania for work. During that first summer, we decided to take part in an intensive Lithuanian language course at the university. Being still fairly new to the language, we did our best to keep up…

Teachers

Posted by Amalia May 29, 2018 · View post