Have your boys ever used Quizlet to study for a test? It is an incredibly useful tool that our school told us about. And it's FREE!
The Quizlet website explains it like this: “Quizlet is a free website providing learning tools for students, including flashcards, study and game modes. It was created by high school sophomore Andrew Sutherland in 2005 and now contains over 30 million study sets. All of the material is user-generated.”
A “study set” is pretty much a list of terms and definitions. You can create your own or search for a set that someone else has created. When my son was in fourth grade, I created one called “Tennessee Early History and Important People” to help him study for a social studies test.
My son has also created sets himself. Just by typing the information, he's studying!
After you enter your study set, the kids have six study/game options. They are:
Flashcards—Review your material, shuffle/randomize, or listen with audio.
Learn—Track your correct/incorrect answers and retest the ones you've missed.
Speller—Type what you hear in this audio-powered study mode.
Test—Randomly generate tests based on your flashcard set.
Scatter—Race against the clock to drag and match terms/definitions.
Space Race—Type in the answer as terms/definitions scroll across the screen.
My boys actually have FUN while they're studying!
If you're like many families, you spend a lot of your time driving the kids from activity to activity. Instead of this being down time, you can make it study time because Quizlet has a FREE app! Just download it onto your mobile device and hand it over to the kiddos. They can study while you drive. It's available for iPhone, iPad and Android device.
But here's where it can be very helpful for our Cub Scouts – especially those who are working on the Arrow of Light Adventure, Scouting Adventure. They can study the Scout Oath and Scout Law using Quizlet! Learning the Boy Scout Oath and Law is so much easier when it's a game. You can make your own set or use one that someone has created.
Here are some that I like:
I hope Quizlet is helpful not only for your Cub Scouts, but for all of your boys' homework.
Yours in Scouting,
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