Monday, 11 June 2012
In looking for a way to help students with reading and writing difficulties study terms for their Geography exam, I came across a useful website called quizlet.com. This site is great for two reasons. First, it allows teachers or students to plug in terms and definitions to study for onto flashcards, which will read the written text aloud to the student when the student presses the speaker icon. Second, it allows the student to play the 'scatter' game. Clicking on the term and moving it to the matching definition causes the information to magically disappear. There is even a timer at the top of the page which keeps track of how long the student takes to match up the definitions to the terms. Either of these applications are a great way to add variety to a student's exam preparation. I created an account easily and made sure that the sets of flashcards that I had created for each chapter were available for public viewing. Students don't need to create an account or have a password in hand to get access to this digital format.