Visiting a Quizlet Power School
We're lucky to have Quizlet-loving teachers like Charlotte Cassidy, a computer teacher at San Ramon Valley Christian Academy in Danville, CA (a private K-8 school in the East Bay), who invited the Quizlet team to visit her school. When we heard how much they all used and loved Quizlet, there was no way we could turn her down:
We introduced Quizlet to our students last year and our teachers and students LOVE it. We use it almost across the board in every subject in junior high and it is used every day for a variety of purposes, such as studying, assigning learn mode for homework and using Quizlet for in class tests. Our students and teachers would be so excited and eager to have Quizlet visit our school so that we could share with you all of the ways we use Quizlet.
With students and teachers using Quizlet in nearly every subject, this was clearly a Quizlet Power School we had to check out.
Quizlet in the Classroom
We went to several classes, fixed some bugs (no more recurring invites!), and meet with students to field questions about Quizlet and ask them what they thought Quizlet should do next to make their studying experience even better.
First we visited 8th Grade Social Studies to see students using Quizlet to study world geography.
Next, we went to 6th grade Spanish where the teacher was using her SMART board to project Quizlet for the whole class to go over new vocabulary.
Ask the Quizlet Team Anything
Charlotte organized an exciting opportunity to meet with the 6th and 7th grades so that we could ask them questions and they could ask us everything they wanted to know about Quizlet.
Students asked how we built the map on the Quizlet home page that shows people all over the world studying on Quizlet (which David expertly explained). Dave told them how we build our engineering team and how impactful learning to program could be for them. Andrew spoke a lot about how he started Quizlet and what it took to build a website like this.
Learning From Our Users
A major theme from our conversation was that Quizlet made studying fun and easy (or at least as fun as stu-DYING could be) and an achievement/badge system could make it even better. Quizlet's CEO, Dave, also asked the students how they perceived Quizlet as a brand. We're happy to report that we're pretty cool in their minds and that students view Quizlet very positively as common effort between themselves and their teachers to do well in school. And we're pretty sure that a Quizlet tshirt store would fare pretty well based on our extensive market research.
We were impressed by how much the students knew about Quizlet and how precisely they could speak about what they liked (and didn't like) about using Quizlet. Thanks so much to Charlotte and the whole school for having us!
Want Quizlet in your class?
The school year is almost over! If you're in the San Francisco Area and use Quizlet, we'd love to stop by your school as well! Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop us a note in feedback.