This is a guest blog post by Bethany Petty, a teacher who uses Quizlet Live with her classes.

Do you ever stumble upon an app or a website and think, “nah I don’t need to look at this,” or “this is cool, but I’ll check it out later,”… and then you never look at it again?

This was my relationship with Quizlet until last week.

I read about an addition Quizlet made to their website, probably on Twitter or Pinterest, and decided to give it a go to see what it was all about.

Wow! Quizlet, I’m sorry I avoided you for so long!

Playing the game in class

As is typically the case when I find new tools/apps, I tried out the new “Live” feature of Quizlet today with a dual credit class… and it’s pretty great.

Similar to tools like Kahoot and Quizizz, students enter a game pin and their name on to begin playing the game. Also like other great tools, Quizlet allows teachers to remove student names that are, let’s just say less than appropriate.

When all students are “in” and ready to play, the teacher begins the game. Here’s where the fun begins. Students are randomly sorted into teams, and each team is given a creative nickname. For example, the Sharks won today in my guinea pig class.

Next, the teacher instructs students to move to a specified area with the people in their group. When the game begins, every team member is asked the same question, and given a list of response options. The kicker is that only one student in the group is given the correct answer. Students must discuss answer options with their teammates. If a team member chooses the incorrect response, the team loses all of their points and has to begin again. I LOVE this feature! This promotes mastery learning! Woohoo!


Scores and feedback

The team scores are displayed on the leaderboard on the teacher’s computer (and the whiteboard). After starting the game, the teacher doesn’t monitor the game from their computer, which allows time for actual TEACHING! Helping students as they review information!

When a group wins, their team “mascot,” if you will, displayed on all student computers, and the game is over.

The data from this game is pretty great. Teachers are given information that was frequently missed, and also shown the concepts that typically confused students. Students are also given individualized feedback on what they need to work on. Wow!

Getting started with Live

How do you create and play this game? Simply create an account or log in with Google (what I normally choose!) and begin creating decks of flashcards. Did you know that you can share flashcard links directly to Google Classroom?

After experimenting with Quizlet’s Live feature, we also tried Gravity and Scatter, both of which were fun (Scatter was a tad stressful!), but not nearly as great as Live. I do wish this new tool had a catchier name :)

I’ll be sure to share more of our classroom adventures with Quizlet! Thanks for reading!

Bethany Petty is a high school Social Studies teacher at Central R-III School District in Missouri. You can see more tips and product reviews on her blog, Teaching with Technology.


  1. Elijah_P_66 PLUS

    First High Five, and First Comment.
    Whoooooooooo Hooooooooo
    Live is AWESOME

  2. Septimius_HA


  3. Septimius_HA

    I've never gotten that close

  4. mobrooks3


  5. ohsusanna

    Ok, interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  6. a_cmarsh2000

    6th :)

  7. perezpanda908


  8. perezpanda908


  9. BurtonBraam

    9th! new record!

  10. Samuel_Gillen

    10th *^*

  11. Gracie_Carroll3

    PANDA @O@

  12. MaDe-Of-StArS

    12th!(I think)

  13. Lexcellent


  14. hsmlynch


  15. Geoffrey_Soland

    15 Comment

  16. Dhruv03

    16th comment

  17. ksnyderics


  18. atg7


  19. JAllegro3

    I've always wanted something like this instead of being alone learning now I have the teacher and a competion

  20. Sasha_Tocarchick


  21. dsaxman1

    28th high 5

  22. DoctorRey13


  23. tigerlilly11


  24. nike_skills


  25. tigerlilly11

    GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):):):):):):):)

  26. X_Nic_Perez_X

    24th New Record!
    So cool!

  27. Brenton_Magoon

    Whatssup doc

  28. AmandaIp1

    I love the NEW Live Feature!!! It's amazing! ;)

  29. LeafyIsHere1

    Very nice! babababa, play it!

  30. LeafyIsHere1

    thx quizlut

  31. Maram_Patterson


  32. Maram_Patterson

    32nd comment!

  33. QuiizIet
    Go to this link to auto-join the best class ever!

  34. DudeClan

    35th comment!

    :D YAY!
    Go to this link to auto-join the best class ever!

  35. wenti PLUS


  36. wenti PLUS

    My personal best!

  37. balnk2934

    37th and "Live" is awesome

  38. Browniekitt


  39. RLopina

    39 boohoooooooooooooo

  40. Frenchisme

    40 yay btw quizlet live IS really fun its the best

  41. DNR13

    cool 41st comet!

  42. JustinNaas

    Meh. I don't really like being on teams, especially ones chosen at random.

  43. AnviB

    43 comment! Wow, Quizlet Live seems really awesome! :)

  44. Buster7802


    Seems bad but it's my best

  45. BBZeff TEACHER

    I love this. I have some big classes that I use it with. I want to be able to make the names in the language I choose. I am in Japan and it uses Japanese script. I would rather English script. Can I do that? Also, it seems to randomize the number of teams and size. Can I have control of that? If I have 24 students, I would like 8 teams of three. Or maybe 12 teams of two. Is it possible to select those options? Look forward to hearing from you.

  46. yajat_patel


  47. pinkflamingok

    I LOVE quizlet live! We have played it at school and it has helped so much and it is really fun how it is a group game too!! Thanks Quizlet!!

  48. pinkflamingok

    That was 47th comment!! that is my lucky number!! YAY!!

  49. quizthat

    #48 I'm saving one comment and hive five.

  50. Jonathan_Lloyd123


  51. acer12


  52. ajlospalluto


    Go quizlet!

  53. ajlospalluto


    yay quizlet

  54. greatjez46


  55. Jogiwa


  56. Jogiwa

    I like turtles

  57. xXSean_Joyce_Xx


  58. xXSean_Joyce_Xx


  59. boww_


  60. PrototypePsrv-1

    what 9+10= 21

  61. wonderfulNoa

    how old are you guys

  62. Jaren_Bond

    lol Prototype. Awesome! Can't what to use this.


  63. wonderfulNoa

    its my birthday saturday and quizlet will be fun to use then

  64. AmyFelton


  65. larsdue_arnov

    I don't have the icon at the right with Quizlet live (beta). Why is that?

  66. Emembrino

    9th comment on the 20th of May! :)

  67. Lu_Rob

    I love this game. I hate it that if you get one wrong you start all the way over.

  68. Lu_Rob

    But keep up the good work?

  69. Cadilac1

    oh yea

  70. gingeralekitty

    ilove that you can be an animals

  71. gingeralekitty


  72. deyoz


  73. DGM578


  74. Arthur_Considine

    We use it in school and it is excellent. We collaborate as a class and we all look forward to English now!

  75. ncs3149

    My school already sometimes uses Quizlet Live and it's very educational and perfect for review!

  76. Anonymous_Clown

    130th highfive. :))))))

  77. Tmoneyzillions

    Soooooo , What is Live classroom or whatever???????????

  78. sarakbullington

    I love quizlet live!

  79. FeaR_Scarce

    133rd, Oh well...

  80. FlyingZambonis


  81. shotgunlord21

    My Latin class has done some Quizlet Live in class... its pretty fun! Definitely reccomend it!

  82. ElectricKitty

    Nice live feature :)

  83. ElectricKitty

    147th high five :3

  84. abiddlebug

    150. Does anybody care anymore?

  85. abiddlebug

    join this class

  86. wtandy20

    What is wrong with everyone in these comments? Geez.

  87. Hailey_Hodgson8

    Comment 200! YAY!!!
    Check out my Study Sets! THEY ARE AWESOME!!!!

  88. Hailey_Hodgson8

    Cardinal Middle School in Middlefeild Ohio is using Quizlet EVERYDAY and is using Quizlet Live!!!! ;P ;) :P :)

  89. quizlette827865

    Quizlet is awesome!

  90. Alexander1411

    i love it i just love it

  91. Tmoneyzillions

    please give tmoneyzillions lots of high fives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):):):):):):):

  92. Van_Nguyen24

    The 204 comments I love cat and quizlet

  93. Erik_Cortez64

    i hate school

  94. TheNComponent


  95. Piglet1109


    (Sorry I'm crazy and fun)

  96. Spencer_Bauer

    207 We have used this in class already and it is so FUN :). I love quizlet live.

  97. ChiefLearner04

    208 YAY I never even came to the first 300th on something live

  98. CDCM_Fass

    Yeah, we love using Quizlet live, it is a lot of fun while doing something to help you learn :)

  99. WarrioroftheTruth

    I really like Quizlet too!!!!!!!!!!!! Its Awesome.

  100. htimmo


  101. htimmo

    if any one is interested, please join my classes:
    1. Monthly Bible Studies
    2. We love Jesus

  102. qztan

    Congratulations Quizlet for your hard work and great outcome. I'm glad the scores can be shown, but I guess I already saw that in a video you posted. Thumbs up, Quizlet! By the way, if you're new, feel free to join my classes. People say other learning sources are better then Quizlet, but I disagree with them. This is because the other ones can't communicate with your regular classes. Way to go Quizlet! #AmazingQuizlet #thankyouquizlet

  103. kishore17

    Quizlet is so amazing... Well done guys!!!

  104. Zedtho

    Awesome feature, but to be totally honest with you, I'd rather see other things come to quizlet, for example: A Tab when making sets where you can put in the gender of the word, or for example, a search bar where you can look up all words of a set/folder/ of all your folders, like type in "Tree" and get for example the latin definition of tree "arbor" (Answers are the ones you gave quizlet in that set)

  105. rmisti3

    : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : T R O L L F A C E : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :
    Great Job Quizlet!!!!!

  106. Just_A_Regular_Ninja

    Using Quizlet right now for studying for exams. However, I wish there was a feature where all people could do it and compete against other people across quizlet, sort of like a Kahoot setup. Otherwise, I am glad this addition has been made to quizlet.

  107. marsman01

    215th HF!!! Jesus Reigns and will forever!

  108. Srivastava4

    I have gotten high fives. Mask of Majora.

  109. TheDemonicCowII

    Hello Quizlet and others, I really like how Quizlet it set up, right now, I'm studying for finals week and Quizlet is my #1 place to study from! KEEP IT UP QUIZLET TEAM!


  110. lishiharaP1

    I think that a lot of people messed up. I'm pretty sure that this is comment 118

  111. s-wiwang

    i dont think this i a good idea

  112. aka65 TEACHER

    I use this with my Prep-Year students who have really bonded with the whole site and not just LIVE. It is hard to play LIVE with desktop computers though as I get my students to log-in with their names. I've tried with numbers and random names, but it doesn't work the same as those in groups who use their real names. I suppose in Saudi Arabia students are very much attached to their names in a group session

  113. junekwon

    hi come to my class please

  114. costelloann


  115. b_juud

    ╭╯┈╭━━╮┈╭━━╮┈╰╮ (Thank you so much for Live)
    ┃┈┃┃╭╮┃┈┃╭╮┃┃┈┃ /
    ┃┈┃┻┻┻┛┈┗┻┻┻┃┈┃ /

  116. boo2u2

    And this live thing does sound really cool. :)

  117. Xx-_-0v3r5c0r3d-_-xX

    I've tried to use Live... but you can only have one player because they get one option to type a name, but the rest of the players don't get to type a name, so they don't have a name and their name will not appear on the computer. Then you can't play Live at all. The system is flawed.

  118. personalpanda

    129th get rekt and 241 hi 5

  119. b_juud

    Join my Clemson class if you're a tiger fan

  120. thomas_crouzet

    I wish Quizlet was more known in France ... Think about it guys ! 😃

  121. emilymulva


  122. Eletrunks101

    134!! never tried live yet. sounds fun tho!

  123. Benjamin_Tanner1

    LOL Awesome

  124. ewsonntag

    nice, 136 not best but ok

  125. ewsonntag

    251 high five

  126. JacksonDailey_43


  127. JacksonDailey_43

    I bet that kid in the back is playing


  128. sabine999

    Looks pretty legit

    And flamingtocoJDailey, I totally agree with you.

  129. paulyu


  130. Metal_Wolf

    que pasa
    what's up
    ماذا تفعل
    τι συμβαίνει
    что происходит


  131. DFur

    My students and I love this new feature. Thanks to this game, students want to use It can be used as a learning tool as well as for revision and reinforcement.

  132. welshboywilliams

    loving quizlet right now

    connecting is smooth, and multiplayer is still better than most GAMES out there

    thanks for bringing a competitive edge to this website

  133. richRichard1


  134. richRichard1

    that's a bad one

  135. Ben041


  136. nabilaz

    I like flamingos. :D

  137. Gloria-Peterson

    Neat! Let's see it!

  138. AirChair12 PLUS

    i love Minecraft and Cats

  139. swagkeke12


  140. elleenxue

    304 not bad :D

  141. Mr_Gopher


  142. costelloann

    THIS IS SO FREAKING COOL!! except for the fact that google does the same think. :(:(:(:( did anyone else notice that? QUIZLET COPIED GOOGLE CLASSROOM!!!

  143. alvin-mathew

    1st yeah

  144. alvin-mathew

    donno what this is about

  145. tuckerccc

    @ann_neeka_costello How does Google Classroom do the same thing? I'm enrolled in 11 of them, and haven't noticed anything like Quizlet Live.

  146. JZ_1106

    Fans, Do LIKE!

  147. cate1013

    bob magical zebracorn# awesome yAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  148. am0110

    whoo hoo! you go quizlet!
    you gotta love annabub !

  149. Odel_Beckam_Jr

    #live is awesome
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    #live is awesome
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  150. thearianagrandee


  151. thearianagrandee

    like why

  152. austin_williams99


  153. MarcossJ


  154. ChiefLearner04


  155. Alayna_Artist

    The creative idea of moving into teams with random names for the teams is interesting. Children could have friendships if they work hard enough together, and I think that Quizlet could help that with the 'Live' option.

  156. RIOTGH

    this sounds cool

  157. jeditree


  158. fuzzy910


  159. aidan9531

    This could really help kids learn because it adds competition and makes kids want to learn more

  160. josborne6

    Live is great!!! Keep up the good work.

  161. TwoPointOh


  162. TwoPointOh



    1000!!!.....whatever, quizlet live was fun

  164. WillyZai2002

    join this plz:

  165. Quinn_Luong2

    I won so many times in live.


  166. sabine999

    dat quality spam
    why only 2 comments
    is anyone else mad about that?

  167. TheMoMoBird

    1000th comment yay!

  168. Boeing757-200ER


  169. Boeing757-200ER


  170. nicpantelick

    That picture is from my school

  171. columbia10 TEACHER

    I love Quizlet Live.... Teach 6th to 12 and they all love it when we do reviews in teams.....

  172. RadiationMonkey2002


  173. FaZe_Quickscope69

    GT Gaming 69 69 xbox only

  174. WattsMc


  175. Jes_Ramirez-Sandoval


  176. Goldenjaguar9

    omw, you guys are crazy!

    to get crazier, join my class at
    to receive happiness.

  177. gabriel461


  178. gabriel461

    "You may only comment one more time.

  179. MsMarcano TEACHER

    I'm definitely going to try this next year!

  180. JetC16


  181. JetC16

    "You may only comment one more time.

  182. BradenJ40

    9 billionth, new record.

  183. BradenJ40


  184. Colleen_Forsythe


    Why 6+ for the Live Feature? Can we bring it down to 4? Or not...I was j/w!


  185. Matthew_Mell

    Leave a comment

  186. Matthew_Mell

    Leave a comment
    You may only comment one more time.

  187. mslberry

    I tried Quizlet Live for the first time. It was fun! I just wish there was a way to manually assign or change groups. We have desktop computers so they can't move around to be with their teammates. Unless theres something I'm missing???

  188. Kelsey_Simpson4


  189. ChonchoChampion


  190. ChonchoChampion


  191. khalil_parris

    we so tedup

  192. Jimbabwe-Smith


  193. d9l


  194. lucky838


  195. Pokemaster2014

    It really is. It's a very useful classroom tool for studying usage.

  196. Isa_Tea

    Does anyone know how to *start* a Quizlet Live?
    It seems very interesting and dun, but I don't know how to begin it.
    Does anyone know? :)

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