Lately, we have been reviewing lots of new vocabulary in both 7th and 8th grade Spanish classes. 8th grade students just learned summer and winter sports and activities. 7th graders have been reviewing vocabulary from the much anticipated food chapter. Usually, review classes include the use of Kahoot!, Around the World, Catch It, Whipshares, and other activities.
Mr. Finnigan, MSMS’ Latin teacher, was nice enough to walk myself and the 8B class through a new game. This new review game is called, Quizlet Live. Many teachers already use Quizlet as an outlet for students to review vocabulary across any school subject. Quizlet Live takes those same vocabulary words from digital flashcards, and creates them into an interactive game. In our class, students have been playing Quizlet Live before their vocabulary quizzes to review.
After going to Quizlet.live on their iPads and typing in a game pin, students are shuffled into groups based on animals. They sit with their team members side by side, and each round contains 12 questions. The first team to answer 12 questions in a row correctly without getting “kicked out” back to question 1, wins! The game promotes team work and collaboration because the answer to each question only appears on ONE team member’s iPad screen. Teams have to talk out who has the correct answer in order to move on to the next question.