Since we launched Quizlet Live in 2016, millions of teachers have used our in-class game to engage students with competition and collaboration. Today we're excited to welcome a new member to the Quizlet Live family — Checkpoint. We can't wait for you and your students to try it.
What is Checkpoint?
Checkpoint is an interactive activity designed to help you keep a pulse on what your students know. As a new member of the Quizlet Live family, Checkpoint offers an alternative to competitive game play, enabling you to choose the questions and terms students should be quizzed on, and providing rich feedback to help inform future lesson plans.
When should I use it?
Imagine this: you pose a question to your class. Your question is met with the all-too-familiar sound of absolute silence. You stare into a sea of glassy eyes and blank faces after spending the last 30-minutes pouring everything you’ve got into teaching a key concept. Your deepest wish is to peek into these students’ brains to make sure they’re following you, but also pump up the energy and inspire learning. THIS is the moment Checkpoint was built for!
Here is how Language Department Chair, Latin and Ancient Greek Instructor, Academic Technology Coordinator + Quizlet power user, Maureen Lamb uses Checkpoint:
"With Checkpoint, teachers can easily take the pulse of the room and find out what students understand and what they need to work on through this quick, formative assessment. Use it as an exit ticket to see what students understood, an entrance check to see what students understand, and a fun way to review multiple choice questions quickly and easily!"
Tell me more about the fun!
Checkpoint is a lower stakes game with fun music, engaging animations and timed questions. It is not a pop quiz, so there isn’t a breakdown by individual students. Similar to Quizlet Live - which you’ll now see referred to as Live Classic -- the Checkpoint leaderboard is based on accuracy, not speed. In that way, we hope it’s an activity that students of all levels and abilities can get excited about participating in.
How does Checkpoint relate to Quizlet Live?
We love Quizlet Live so much that we wanted to make the Live family bigger. The only difference is you’ll now see two options when you click Live on the set page: Live Classic and Checkpoint. It’s up to you to choose the engaging, in-class activity that’s best for you and your students.
How much does Checkpoint cost?
Like Live Classic, Checkpoint is free to use. All teachers on Quizlet will be able to use Checkpoint. For teachers who subscribe to Quizlet Plus for teachers, they’ll be able to use sets they’ve created with custom multiple choice options in Checkpoint, too, bringing a new level of customization to the activity.
We are thrilled to welcome Checkpoint to the Quizlet Live family. The easiest way to see what Checkpoint is all about is to go to Quizlet Live and play a round of Checkpoint today. We can’t wait to hear what you and your students think!
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