Quizlet Tests Cloud Spanner — The Most Sophisticated Cloud Database
by Peter Bakkum and Dan Cepeda Like many startups, Quizlet faces a huge challenge in scaling our databases. We use MySQL to power our website, which allows us to serve millions of students every month, but is difficult to scale up — we need our database to handle more writes than a single machine ca…

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Posted by Peter February 14, 2017 · View post
New webinar for teachers Feb 15
Register for our new webinar, How to create the best content with Quizlet. This free webinar for teachers will cover the ins and outs of creating great content. From finding a set and customizing it, to adding images, recording audio, importing word lists, combining multiple sets, and more, you'll…

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Posted by Amalia February 10, 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

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Posted by Aswath January 25, 2017 · View post
Teacher to Teacher: Does technology in the classroom help? Ask the students.
This post was written by Rachelle Dene Poth and Sean, a student in one of her Spanish classes. Rachelle teaches French, Spanish, and STEAM at Riverview Junior-Senior High School in Pennsylvania. Read more from Rachelle on her website. Quizlet Live: An instant hit in my classroom The availability of…

Teachers

Posted by Amalia January 23, 2017 · View post
New to Quizlet? Attend our teacher webinar
Update: This webinar is currently full! For future webinar dates, make sure to check our blog or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about using Quizlet in the meantime, please visit our Help Center. Join us for a Teacher to Teacher webinar: Engaging All Students for Success with Quizl…

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Posted by Amalia January 19, 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
Teacher to Teacher: Why Shared Learning Experiences Matter
This post is contributed by Leah Cleary, a secondary social studies and English teacher in Newnan, Georgia, where she lives with her husband and 11-year-old son. She invites you to check out her blog. Even the most introverted among us is inherently a social creature. There’s something that happens…

Teachers

Posted by Laura January 10, 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
Comparison Shopping: Searching for JavaScript Engines for Android
When your product spans web, iOS, and Android, sharing code between apps not only saves a lot of engineering time, but also results in user benefits: shorter iteration cycles, cross-platform availability, and consistency. Code sharing is particularly useful when your code requires constant tweaking…

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Posted by Damien December 13, 2016 · View post
Webinar for new teachers - Monday, Dec. 12th
Join us for a Teacher to Teacher webinar, Quizlet: Engaging All Students for Success. This event is perfect for educators or administrators who are new to the Quizlet platform and want to learn more about what it has to offer. We’ll be covering the basics of how Quizlet can benefit teachers and stu…

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Posted by Amalia December 11, 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

To all our Korean-speaking users - 안녕하세요! You can now select Korean from the language menu at the bottom of most pages or by going to your Settings page and scrolling down to the Language section. Have fun studying in Hangul!

Posted by Bryan December 3, 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