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Teacher to Teacher: Keeping Students Engaged End-of-Year

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This is a guest blog post by Rachelle Poth, a teacher who uses Quizlet Live with her classes.

​As a teacher winding down the school year, it seems we need something extra to keep students motivated and engaged. Fortunately, in today’s learning environment there are a lot of great resources available for use in classrooms that are tremendously beneficial for both teachers and students. The use of digital tools like Quizlet have introduced new methods for teachers to deliver instruction, personalize learning, and engage students in and outside of the classroom.

I frequently use Quizlet with my foreign language students to help them practice vocabulary and verb conjugations. Since Quizlet makes learning more personalized, I typically create study sets related to the chapter we are covering in class, or track their progress through Quizlet by creating sets dedicated to terms that my students are struggling with. What’s most helpful is the variety of activities Quizlet offers students to do at any time, ranging from flashcards, practice tests, audio activities, and playing a game of Scatter or Gravity. With countless ways to use Quizlet, I’m excited to share my experience with Quizlet Live, which I had the opportunity to beta test with my students.


My first game!

With the recent addition of Quizlet Live to my classroom, students have been more engaged and eager to learn new material with this interactive game. When I first tested the game, I let students figure out how to answer questions as a team, which improved their focus on selecting the correct answer. Although students typically sit with their respective teams when playing Quizlet Live, my students decided to remain in their seats and call out their team name, or in Spanish (i.e. "tengo" or "no tengo"), to signify whether or not they had the right answer. I noticed that when students chose not to sit with their team, they were more mindful of their own answers, working through each choice. As the game progressed, they learned the mechanics more quickly and wanted to play over and over again.

Letting students learn on their own

Not only did I enjoy seeing their excitement and desire to keep playing the game, it was rewarding to see them truly learn the material and work through the activity on their own as well as on a team. My foreign language students told the other class about Quizlet Live and it was great to hear them so eager to share their experience. Without much delay, the second class started the game and I shared a few pointers that I learned from the previous group. I knew how to guide students with the second beta test and wanted them to figure out how the game worked on their own. My involvement was briefly as a facilitator, then as an observer. This helped me assess what they could learn on their own and also encouraged students to help each other. I could work with them individually or within the groups, be involved in their thought processes and problem solving, and ultimately use this information to guide my next steps in the lesson.

Since testing Quizlet Live, my students have asked to play Quizlet Live every day and they tell me that it really helps their critical thinking skills since they can retain vocabulary better with the repeat practice.


Key tips for getting the most when using Quizlet Live

  1. Pick a study set with at least 12 terms for the students to practice. Give a brief explanation of how the game works, then let them figure it out on their own and use their experience to guide the next game.
  2. Have at least 6 players since the game will generate 3-4 players on a team. Each team is assigned an animal name and you can see the progress of each team as you go through the 12 questions. The first team to answer 12 questions correctly wins, but if an incorrect answer is selected, the team starts back at zero and has to earn points again to clear their board. As questions appear, each student starts with 4 possible answers on their screen. One member of the team has the right answer, the other members can only see blocks below each team member’s name. As answers are used, the blocks below each member’s name show a checkmark. Players can only see their their answers and the game continues until one team reaches 12.
  3. Shuffle the teams after a few games to provide new opportunities for students to collaborate with each other, and shuffle the card sets to get new terms and practice as much as possible.
  4. Make sure to complete the review with your students, which can be done with Quizlet Live’s feature. Once the game is over you can review the study set to assess and give feedback, and the students also see the correct answers on their screens during the game.
  5. Collaboration is key! Teamwork truly makes learning successful and I’ve seen my students become more engaged with their peers as they work together to master new material. In addition to providing new learning experiences, giving valuable feedback to the students helps them grow.

Quizlet Live is free to all teachers, and just requires signing up for a Quizlet account to start. Inject a new study activity in the classroom and see the positive effect it has on your students!

Rachelle Poth teaches French and Spanish at RIverview Junior-Senior High School in Pennsylvania. She can be reached at or through her website:


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  10. nat_ish_ron

    See? This is why Quizlet is so great - it allows students to have fun and learn! Can't wait for Quizlet Live!

  11. DaddysLilGirlCecil

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  12. acer12

    13th! Quizlet is great.

  13. g-edwards

    Wish my teachers did this; it sounds fun.

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    32nd HIGH FIVE!!!

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  27. qztan

    Congratulations, so amazing, except my teacher on my Quizlet class never plays it. I don't care what number I am. By the way, you guys can join my two classes by highlighting and pasting these links onto new tabs. It's educational and somewhat a fun class. The link is an automatic join link to my Stuff and Nonsense Class/SAN. Here is the link: By the way, I don't think it's appropriate to add pictures, or copy people's words. (unless they're your own) So please do not copy me or put up anymore pictures, because they have nothing to do with this blog. #nospamming
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  30. ewsonntag_II

    Nice, thank for the tips

  31. ewsonntag_II

    43th and 44th comment and 46th high five

  32. ewsonntag

    thanks for the awesome tips Ms. Poth

  33. ewsonntag

    Have at least 6 players since the game will generate 3-4 players on a team. Each team is assigned an animal name and you can see the progress of each team as you go through the 12 questions. The first team to answer 12 questions correctly wins, but if an incorrect answer is selected, the team starts back at zero and has to earn points again to clear their board. As questions appear, each student starts with 4 possible answers on their screen. One member of the team has the right answer, the other members can only see blocks below each team member’s name. As answers are used, the blocks below each member’s name show a checkmark. Players can only see their their answers and the game continues until one team reaches 12. That is the best one

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    69th comment :)

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  45. bmancel

    I have just started to use this for vocabulary and my students really like this.

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  47. qztan

    You should all share class join links only for educational classes (a little fun might not be bad). But remember, do not trash this blog with pictures or saying "join all my classes." I would suggest just commenting for people to join one class of yours. That way, they can just check your profile for the rest of your classes. That's what I do. Also, please see 2:53 of this video: and if you have a YouTube account, please subscribe to the channel that made this video because they are awesome. You don't have to if you already did, or don't have an account, or are uncomfortable, but at least watch a bit of the video from 2:53. It would mean so much to me. Thank you. Note: 2:53 is min.:seconds

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    59th, Woo-Hoo! I'm usually like the 100th to comment! :) First double High-Five!

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  55. ncs3149

    Very cool game! I think our teachers will love it!!( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Quizlet, I wish you'd bring the class chat back...I heard there used to be one, and I think it would've been so friend and I share study sets and it would be a good way to answer her questions through a Quizlet chat...please consider it, at least!

  56. LisaYumi

    Wow cool

  57. msyklo TEACHER

    Thanks for sharing your experience and tips. I tried Quizlet Live with my class also and they enjoyed the collaboration within groups and competition across groups. Thumbs up to Quizlet Live.

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    9,672th comment!!

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  61. Emily_Ustick

    that`s a smart way to keep students focused.YES!!

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    137th lol

  68. JuanCarlosRedBird TEACHER

    138th High five
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  69. JuanCarlosRedBird TEACHER

    Quizlet is torturing me with all these posts about how Quizlet live is so great.

  70. htimmo

    100th comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have done WAYYY better... i got 6th last time. but YAAAAAy!
    i am still confused. is there a difference between Quizlet and Quizlet live? i f there is, then what are the differences??
    is there a way i can get quizlet live?

  71. htimmo

    Thanks To: Quizlet.
    thanks so much quizlet, for this AWESOME way to study! it is soooooooooo helpful!! the ability to create classes, folders, and sets, is AWESOME! i love being able to comment and ask comments under, Quizlet news, and i love having it on my phone.
    Thanks So Much,

    i know i know. in my username i spelled vader like vador. whoops.

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  73. tigerlilly11

    so helpful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D:D:D

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  75. drjrodriguez TEACHER

    I have some additional insights. I've been using it quite a bit during and since beta testing. First, I found for foreign language that my students were using the language more when I used pictures instead of English translations. When they are in their groups and they have English cues, I mainly hear them reading off the English word. When I have pictures, I hear them shouting out the Spanish terms to each other.

    Second, at first they asked if they could play everyday and were super competitive. I didn't play every day, but did use it for new vocab every few days. It wasn't so exciting after a bit, but it IS effective for getting them into a new list. Several students want to keep their vocab list in hand at the beginning, but I encourage them to let it go after a couple rounds.

    I normally play with one set of teams for only about 2 rounds, and then re-randomize. I let them go an extra round if the teams are very comparable.

    QL is a great new tool for my toolbox.

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  78. hale_hescock

    Un Poco TIMIDO! y un poco SimpAAAtico!

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    omgosh i tried it and it worked oh my gosh

  81. Just_A_Regular_Ninja

    OMG, i can't find it. (Sarcastic Comment) I played but I am upset it is only for teachers.

  82. petuniagirl15

    Thank you so much!!! My class loves quizlet live!!!


    116TH COMMENT!!!!! TROLL

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    hi hi hi hi hi hi hi (-_-) (O_O) (I_I) (-_-)

  85. RLopina

    whatever..........................ugh im in greek math soooooooooooooooooooooo boring and not fun. maybe educational but who cares. whant to see a coll trick read this. my nema is bbo. could you read it?

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    188th lets go 🐰🐍

  87. Bigg2020

    nice tips

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    202nd high five NICE

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    107 comment plus 203 high 5

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    108 comment, best of all, anyone really going to leave an actual comment?

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  93. invadertacochulia

    we use the same thing to study for science class? ^.^

  94. martin_smith8

    Josh Rodigues - Fantastic! You have seen as I have that language learning is zilch% intellectual and 100% perceptual, feelingish. So much for conjugations. It starts from a mental perception which can be represented graphically, transmuted to letters and articluated in the foreign language. To this Eureka, the stages I mention, triggered by the appropriate cards, are antecedant. Like you I want to push Q to the limit. I looked at your sets and was thrilled to see you are making as start with graphics for prepositions and so on. I guess this is a new insight as some of your other sets are black and white. I would never use Quizlet without pictures! You may care to look at my latest sets. I am now very concerned by sequencing, because it stands to reason that if you feed in material in a specific order, it will emerge in a specific order! That privileges aspects

  95. martin_smith8

    (Josh)...unconscious memory which conventional carrot and stick learning does not call upon! There has to be a randomness in LL because languages hit us randomly. I mean when you learn sailing the instructor does not say: we will study how to meet an east wind - and then you go out and encounter a west wind! But that is how conventional schooling proceeds! So Scatter is an inspired tool, Nobel deserving in itself! I think we have to thank Mr Sutherland for that. The trouble is, current Scatter has a ceiling of 8 sets of two, after which you get 16 random terms and it works; but if 9 or more pairs (presumably due to screen legibility worries) one pair for each additional set is elided, so you cannot map out a necessary path between the items for the learning journey. My most recent sets show me struggling with just. Cracking it is the key to far greater things, imho.

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    Last comment,

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    6th comment today!

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    Good job Quizlet!!

  103. PTHO777

    218th high five; 8th comment today!

  104. Luvez

    1000000000000th nobody called

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    1000000000000th nobody called

  106. Emily_Ustick

    this is the last time to comment for this so CONGRATS!

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    Last comment? Maybe?

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  110. jacelder

    Hi there, I am teaching Medical Terminology and just discovered Quizlet as the class began a few weeks ago. We have been using Quizlet Live and it is a hoot! There was a learning curve getting everyone on the site to play and some smart phone users found themselves getting kicked off for no reason.

    We like the flashcards (hard) and we love Scatter. We play Scatter in class together and are very competitive for the best time. I am in third place and two other students kick my butt.

    The class is AHL120-004 if you want to use anything.

    Jacque Elder
    Triton College, River Grove, IL

  111. N-E-TIME

    IT IS AWESOME!!!! THX 4 CREATING THIS!!!!! I am known as upsetjpoo5 in ROBLOX.

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  113. PiGuy31416

    265th high five

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