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Description: Quizlet Live is a collaborative game that students play in teams. The teams must work together to correctly answer questions. The first team to answer all of the questions correctly in a row wins the game. Quizlet Live is extremely easy to set up. It also looks simple for students to access. One of the features that I like the most about Quizlet Live is that it randomly groups students into teams, which can eliminate some stress in the classroom. In order to play Quizlet Live, students are given a code to login. Once there are enough players, students are grouped into teams and encouraged to sit together. Each team is presented with the same question and different answer choices. Only one student has the correct answer choice. As teams answer questions, the teacher projects team progress. If a team gets a question correct, their progress bar moves. If they answer incorrectly, they go back to the beginning. The first team to get to the end by answering all questions correctly (in a row) wins the game. Once the game is over, the teacher can review the questions with students or allow them to play again.
Quizlet Live seems like an extremely engaging tool to use with students. It's also quite simple for teachers. The database of study sets already created within Quizlet makes it extremely easy to set up. In the example shown here, I was able to search for integers and immediately find a study set that matched our unit of study. From there, I just had to make a few clicks to begin the game. If I couldn't find a pre-created study set, I could easily create my own. Quizlet Live looks like it would bring out the competitive side in even the quietest of students. Since students have to work together to see who has the correct answer on the team, it encourages collaboration and helps build teamwork in the classroom. It also reinforces accuracy and forces students to slow down, since an incorrect response will take the team back to the start. Overall, I think it's great tool to help reinforce concepts, especially vocabulary, and promote teamwork and collaboration.