On Quizlet This Week: Poetry
Today is National Poetry Day: a day to celebrate, read, share, write and discover poetry. This popular genre of literature uses rhythmic qualities of language — like meter, alliteration and rhyme — to evoke feeling and meaning. There are many different forms and genres of poetry, including the sonn…

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Posted by Amalia September 28, 2017 · View post
Meet the Verified Creator Program: The Next Evolution of Content on Quizlet
This fall, we are excited to launch a major evolution of the Quizlet platform: the Quizlet Verified Creator Program. With this new program, officially launching today, Quizlet is partnering with educational content creators to provide official, curated study resources for students and teachers. O…

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Posted by Thompson September 27, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: International Day of Peace
The International Day of Peace is celebrated around the world on September 21. This day was established by the United Nations in 1981 to promote world peace, encourage people worldwide to come together in support of this goal, and recognize the efforts of those who have worked to end conflict. In 2…

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Posted by Amalia September 21, 2017 · View post
The Quizlet Difference: How Quizlet helped our school achieve 27% over the district average
This is a contributed post by Michael Snead, a teacher and learning specialist in Texas. Meeting the needs of all students and making sure they have what they need to be successful is a challenge for even the most seasoned educator. As a learning specialist at Barton Middle School, I've spent many…

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Posted by Amalia September 18, 2017 · View post
Build Labeling Games with Quizlet Diagrams
This is a contributed post by Tony Vincent from Learning in Hand. Quizlet has been around since 2005, and the study tool continues to add new features. In 2016 Quizlet introduced Quizlet Live, a team-based way for students to study terms and definitions. Now Quizlet has added Diagrams. Diagrams are…

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Posted by Amalia September 15, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: Saying Goodbye to Cassini
Low on rocket fuel, and after almost 20 years in space, the Cassini spacecraft will end its mission on September 15. Launched in 1997, Cassini arrived in Saturn's system in 2004 and has been studying the planet, its rings and moons ever since. It is the most distant planetary orbiter ever launched.…

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Posted by Amalia September 14, 2017 · View post
Student Tip: Draw your own diagrams
This post is contributed by Chris Berger, a nursing student at The University of San Francisco. I would label myself as a visual learner; I rarely glean anything from lectures and I primarily rely on creating my own diagrams and worksheets to study. This works perfectly with my love for drawing and…

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Posted by Amalia September 13, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: All About Hurricanes
We've been closely following the news coming out of Texas after Hurricane Harvey, and are now tracking the progress of Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane that has already made its way through the Caribbean and is now headed for Florida. If you don't live in the South or Southeast of the U.S. or…

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Posted by Laura September 7, 2017 · View post
A simple way you can help students & teachers impacted by Hurricane Harvey
Here at Quizlet HQ, we’ve been focused on the busy back to school season — launching new products, engaging students and teachers, and getting excited about the months ahead. At the same time, we know there are hundreds of thousands of students and teachers who can’t go back to school as planned, d…

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Posted by Laura September 5, 2017 · View post
Diversity & Inclusion at Quizlet — Why it Matters to Us
At Quizlet, we’ve built a diverse team of smart and passionate people, driven by our mission to ‘help people practice and master whatever they are learning.’ But we will always challenge ourselves to do better as we strive towards being a more diverse and inclusive team. There has been a lot of atte…

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Posted by Matthew August 29, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii
On August 24, 79 (1,938 years ago), Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed Pompeii, an ancient Roman city near modern day Naples in Italy. The area and its people were buried under 13-20 feet of volcanic ash, and the site was forgotten for 1,500 years until rediscovered in 1599. Proper excavations st…

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Posted by Amalia August 25, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: Welcome to Our Crib
MTV has long been intertwined with youth culture in the United States, and the association is not just limited to kids telling each other they got punk’d. It can be credited with bringing music videos and reality shows to millions of TV screens — many of America’s most recognizable TV stars (inclu…

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Posted by Rutvij August 3, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: National Intern Day
Yesterday was National Intern Day, and whether you spent your day fetching coffee for your colleagues or pitching ideas to the CEO of a multi-billion-dollar corporation, if you’re an intern, you had reason to celebrate. Internships can take a whole host of forms. And because they typically last for…

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Posted by David July 28, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: National Hot Dog Day
Yesterday, July 19, was National Hot Dog Day - a day to celebrate all things hot dog! Hot dogs have a long and worldly history. Sausages, the tasty focal point of the hot dog, were first mentioned in Homer's Odyssey in the 9th century BC, making sausages one of the oldest processed foods. In the 13…

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Posted by Rachel July 20, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet this Week: Baseball's First Hero
Arguably the most revered icon in the Roaring Twenties, Babe Ruth (born George Herman Ruth, Jr.) inspired a generation of children to pick up a stick and a ball in America's sandlots. In a country that was struggling to assert itself on the world's stage after the First World War, the "Sultan of Sw…

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Posted by Rutvij July 13, 2017 · View post
Super Speller Ananya Vinay Visits Quizlet
The star of Quizlet’s tech talk this past week was a retired master of her craft—and she’s only twelve years old. On Friday we welcomed Ananya Vinay, the winner of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee, to Quizlet HQ in San Francisco. The anything-but-ordinary orthographer clinched her victory at…

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Posted by David July 11, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: Frida Kahlo
¡Feliz cumpleaños, Frida! Today marks the 110th birthday of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Born in 1907, the artist spent most of her life in her family’s home in Coyocoán in Mexico City with her parents and three sisters. After a streetcar accident left her hospitalized for weeks, she began what wou…

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Posted by David July 6, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: Shakespeare brings the house down...literally
In 1613, the Globe Theatre in London was the place to see a Shakespeare play. The Bard himself was rumored to act in some of his own productions and was a minority shareholder in the operations of the theater. During a performance of Henry VIII in June of that year, a theatrical cannon misfired an…

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Posted by Rutvij June 29, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: National Onion Rings Day
Don’t let onions make you cry today; celebrate them instead! June 22 is National Onion Rings Day, an annual holiday in the U.S. honoring one of America’s tastiest fast-food creations. No one knows the exact origins of the onion ring, but a recipe is thought to have appeared first in an 1802 cookbo…

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Posted by David June 22, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: Flags of the United States
On June 14 every year, we celebrate the adoption of the American flag's current design. In 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution, which outlined a design with 13 stars in white on blue to match the 13 stripes in red and white. The nation and the flag have grown since then…

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Posted by Rutvij June 15, 2017 · View post