On Quizlet this Week: Everything You Need to Know about Tartans
Don't even think of referring to it as plaid — it's tartan. Tartan is a special pattern that originates from the Scottish highlands; every April 6 we celebrate National Tartan Day. Historically, different regions and later, clans, would have different and unique tartans, since each tartan was made…

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Posted by Laura April 6, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: Cesar Chavez Day
On March 31 of each year, we honor the birth and legacy of César Chávez, a Mexican American labor leader and civil rights activist. Chávez was born in 1927 to immigrant parents living in Arizona. After hardships faced during the Great Depression, his family left for California and for the next ten…

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Posted by Amalia March 30, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: The Vernal Equinox
After a long, cold, [and here in San Francisco very rainy] winter, Spring is finally here. This week we celebrated the Vernal Equinox, which marks the end of Winter and beginning of Spring. The official Vernal Equinox (also called the Spring Equinox) was on March 20th this year, but depending on th…

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Posted by Laura March 23, 2017 · View post
Author Arlie Russell Hochschild Visits Quizlet
Quizlet was honored to host Arlie Russell Hochschild, the author of Strangers in Their Own Land, for a talk and conversation with the Quizlet team earlier this month. Hochschild is a professor of sociology at UC-Berkeley and self-identifies as a liberal. While Hochschild is a natural at adapting t…

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Posted by Thompson March 21, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet this Week: World Consumer Rights Day
Today is World Consumer Rights day, a day to promote the education of consumers about their rights, and raise awareness of any market practices or social injustices undermining them. WCRD started in 1983 and was inspired by a speech to congress made by U.S. President John F. Kennedy that addressed…

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Posted by Amalia March 15, 2017 · View post
Introducing the new Quizlet Learn
Today at SXSWedu we’re unveiling the new Quizlet Learn. Create a study set and tell us when you need to know the material, and Quizlet Learn will kickstart your studying with an adaptive plan that charts your progress, helps you stay motivated with encouraging checkpoints, and keeps you on track wi…

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Posted by Matthew March 9, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet this Week: Women's History Month
Happy March! This month we celebrate Women's History Month, and recognize the contributions of women everywhere!. With more than 150 million study sets on Quizlet, there are study sets covering amazing things women have done in all sorts of areas. A few favorites: Learn about the passionate women…

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Posted by Laura March 2, 2017 · View post
Introducing Quizlet Plus subscriptions on Android
Studying on the go just got a little easier. The Quizlet Android app now offers Quizlet Plus subscriptions directly through the app. The top feature you can access on Android after subscripting to Quizlet Plus is the ability to upload your own images. Now when you’re reviewing, it’s simple to snap…

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Posted by Brandon February 21, 2017 · View post
Quizlet at SXSWedu
If you're headed to SXSWedu this year, we want to meet you! Join us for a happy hour celebrating teachers, sign up for "office hours" to give us your insights and ask questions, and hear Andrew Sutherland, Quizlet's founder, speak about how collaborating with students and teachers helps us build bet…

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Posted by Amalia February 15, 2017 · View post
Quizlet of the Week: African American History Month
Each February in the United States, we celebrate African American History Month and recognize the contributions of black Americans across politics, sports, the arts and other realms. Most students can recite the names and accomplishments of Jackie Robinson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President Ba…

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Posted by Laura February 9, 2017 · View post
Quizlet of the Week: U.S. Immigration
The U.S. history curriculum standards for grades 5-12 cover many instances of immigration over our history. From early settlement, to the industrial revolution, to modern and postwar America, immigration has always played a key role in our nation's economic, social, and cultural development. In con…

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Posted by Amalia February 2, 2017 · View post
Quizlet of the Week: History of Television
Did you know that on January 26th, 1926 — 91 years ago today — the first working television system was demonstrated to the public? The demonstration took place in London and was conducted by Scottish inventor John Logie Baird, who had successfully transmitted the first grayscale television picture…

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Posted by Amalia January 26, 2017 · View post
Quizlet of the Week: President Trump's Cabinet
Tomorrow morning, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as president of the United States of America. He'll be sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts, and Vice President Mike Pence will be sworn in by Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. In attendance will be Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill C…

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Posted by Laura January 19, 2017 · View post
Celebrating 10 Years of Quizlet.com
Ten years ago today, when I was a high school junior, I published a website called Quizlet.com. It launched with little fanfare, but the small group of friends I had as beta-testers liked it enough that they began telling their friends. Quizlet started spreading, slowly but surely. Between 2005 and…

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Posted by Andrew January 17, 2017 · View post
Quizlet of the Week: MLK Day
This coming Monday is MLK Day, honoring the birthday and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King was a leading figure in the Civil Rights Movement, promoting nonviolent activism while protesting racial discrimination in U.S. laws. He led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and helped organize many non…

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Posted by Amalia January 12, 2017 · View post
Quizlet of the Week: Building Good Study Habits
Hello 2017! For many students, the beginning of 2017 also comes with the beginning of a new semester or quarter. Hopefully, your 2016 ended with the grades you were hoping for, but if not, a new semester is a great time to recommit and build a plan for better academic outcomes. Here's a great guide…

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Posted by Laura January 5, 2017 · View post
Quizlet of the Week: Happy Holidays!
We know some of you are still finishing up your finals and last 2016 assignments, so we'll keep this brief: We hope that those of you celebrating this December — whether that's Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or simply a few days off from school — will have a great holiday. Thanks for studying and lea…

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Posted by Laura December 15, 2016 · View post
Quizlet of the Week: The Dewey Decimal System
On December 10th, we'll celebrate Melvil Dewey's birthday and the invention of Dewey Decimal Classification — one of the most widely used library classification systems. DDC has been in use since 1876 when Dewey, a 21 year old librarian from New York, created and established it in effort to simplif…

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Posted by Amalia December 9, 2016 · View post
Quizlet of the Week: World AIDS Day
Each year, we recognize World AIDS Day on December 1. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people around the globe to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS and remember those who have succumbed to the virus. Since 1988, World AIDS Day has been recognized around the globe. In all, more than 35 mi…

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Posted by Laura December 1, 2016 · View post
Quizlet insights: Teachers say technology makes learning more fun, students say it helps them learn
You can’t enter a classroom today without seeing Chromebooks, tablets, SMART Boards and other technology; when students leave class, they can instantly get online with phones and WiFi. Inside school walls and at home during homework time, technology is more pervasive than ever — but is it accomplish…

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Posted by Matthew December 1, 2016 · View post