On Quizlet This Week: Celebrating Sally Ride
We celebrate Sally Ride each year on her birthday, May 26, because she was the first American woman in space — a pretty big accomplishment considering the odds stacked against her. She first went into space on the Challenger space shuttle in 1983, and did another trip the following year. After sett…

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Posted by Laura May 25, 2017 · View post
"I Need a Quizlet" — An Anthem for Finals
Need a song to motivate you for finals? Check out "I Need A Quizlet" — an incredibly catchy tune and accompanying music video that AP Human Geography teacher, Craig Gaslow from Westlake High, recently shared with us. A group of Westlake students wrote the lyrics (which include references…

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Posted by Amalia May 19, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: Meet Spelling Bee Champion Sylvie Lamontagne
We first heard about Sylvie Lamontagne last spring when she placed 4th in the Scripps National Spelling Bee — and credited Quizlet with helping her get prepped for the big bee. After her 4th place finish, Sylvie went on to win the Spelling Bee of China's North American bee and win the Spelling Bee…

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Posted by Laura May 18, 2017 · View post
About Today: We’re Sorry
We messed up. Earlier today, during finals week for many students and crucial end-of-year studying for others, we inadvertently broke Quizlet for about 6 hours. We know how much people rely on Quizlet, and how painful it is when it goes down. We work hard to make sure that planned downtime occurs wh…

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Posted by Andrew May 16, 2017 · View post
And the Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway winner is...
Last week we received over 5,000 entries to our Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway. Teachers from all 50 states were nominated with thoughtful testimonials from students, colleagues, partners, and parents. Thank you to everyone who participated! We're happy to announce that the winner and recipient…

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Posted by Amalia May 16, 2017 · View post
Win Quizlet Teacher for an entire School with our Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway!
Do you know an incredible teacher who loves Quizlet? Nominate them for our Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway — today through May 12th! This week we're celebrating wonderful teachers who engage, motivate, and inspire their students and colleagues by gifting one deserving winner free Quizlet Teacher…

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Posted by Amalia May 7, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: May the 4th be with you
To celebrate this important day, brush up on your Star Wars characters; movie trivia; famous quotes; facts about Star Wars creator, George Lucas; and even SAT words (with Star Wars example sentences). Happy Star Wars Day! Image courtesy of starwars.com.

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Posted by Amalia May 4, 2017 · View post
Heads up: Planned maintenance on Quizlet on Friday afternoon PT
Update 4:25 p.m. PT: Maintenance is finished and went off without a hitch. We were down for a total of five minutes, from 4:10-4:15 p.m. PT. Update 2:20 p.m. PT: We're on schedule to begin planned maintenance shortly after 3 p.m. PT. As students are gearing up for finals, the Quizlet team is hard at…

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Posted by Olivia April 27, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet this Week: National Arbor Day
From oak trees to pine trees to palm trees to redwoods, National Arbor Day is all about planting and celebrating trees, both humble and majestic. And it turns out there's a lot to know about trees. For example, there are a lot of factors that go into how and why a tree might grow successfully. Nutr…

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Posted by Laura April 27, 2017 · View post
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…

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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