Top tips & custom lists from 2017 National Spelling Bee champ Ananya Vinay
Can you spell marocain? That’s the winning word from the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee, which was won by 7th grader Ananya Vinay— who also happens to be an avid Quizlet user. Since she credited Quizlet with being such a big help in getting ready for last year’s Bee, we asked Ananya if she woul…

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Posted by Laura May 11, 2018 · View post
This Teacher Appreciation Week, win upgrades for your entire school!
This week we’re celebrating teachers for the important work they do year-round — engaging and mentoring students, serving their school communities, and educating and inspiring others! We’d like to show our appreciation for all educators by giving one deserving teacher plus their colleagues free upg…

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Posted by Laura May 7, 2018 · View post
Day 2: The 12 days of Quizlet Giveaway
It's day 2 of our 12 Days of Quizlet giveaway! To refresh your memory, every day for the next 11 days, we'll be giving away a 10-pack of Quizlet Teacher upgrades to one lucky teacher who enters our contest through the widget below. 12 Days of Quizlet Giveaway Today's winner is Chad Chism from Com…

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Posted by Laura December 4, 2017 · View post
How do you keep students engaged at the end of the year? Tell us and you could win!
The weeks between Thanksgiving and the end of the year can feel long for both students AND teachers. The temperature is dropping, winter break is in sight and it can be hard to stay focused. With that in mind, we want to know: How do you keep your students engaged at the end of the year? Tell us an…

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Posted by Laura December 3, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: Recognizing the First Heart Transplant
It's pretty staggering to think about the amount of medical progress made in the past 50 years. From new vaccines, to treatments for cancer to gene therapies, the ways we interact with medicine have altered much about modern life. One particularly impressive achievement? The first heart transplant…

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Posted by Laura November 30, 2017 · View post
Celebrating World Children’s Day
“Mankind owes to the Child the best that it has to give.” With these powerful words in its opening preamble, the Declaration of the Rights of the Child was adopted by the UN General Assembly on November 20th, 1959, marking the first international consensus on children’s rights. World Children’s Day…

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Posted by Laura November 20, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: Celebrating Diwali, the Festival of Lights
The 15th day of the Hindu month of Kartika is when we celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. Diwali is celebrated over five days by placing small lamps and lights around shops and homes, as well as eating delicious sweets. The holiday recognizes the triumph of light over darkness and good…

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Posted by Laura October 19, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: Celebrating World Teachers' Day
Every year on October 5th, we celebrate World Teachers' Day! World Teachers' Day was created by UNESCO and was first observed in 1994. The theme of this year's World Teachers' Day is “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers.” Here at Quizlet HQ, we try to celebrate teachers every day of the year,…

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Posted by Laura October 5, 2017 · View post
On Quizlet This Week: All About Hurricanes
We've been closely following the news coming out of Texas after Hurricane Harvey, and are now tracking the progress of Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane that has already made its way through the Caribbean and is now headed for Florida. If you don't live in the South or Southeast of the U.S. or…

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Posted by Laura September 7, 2017 · View post
A simple way you can help students & teachers impacted by Hurricane Harvey
Here at Quizlet HQ, we’ve been focused on the busy back to school season — launching new products, engaging students and teachers, and getting excited about the months ahead. At the same time, we know there are hundreds of thousands of students and teachers who can’t go back to school as planned, d…

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Posted by Laura September 5, 2017 · View post
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
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
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: 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
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
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: 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
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…

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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