S'Cool Tools of the Week: Quizlet, Listenwise

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S'Cool Tools of the Week: Quizlet, Listenwise

By Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Jan 19, 2017

S'Cool Tools of the Week: Quizlet, Listenwise


Freemium! Quizlet—This past Tuesday marked the ten-year anniversary of the launch of Quizlet.com to the public. Quizlet offers online study tools starting with flashcards and other games, aimed at helping students learn material. Create your own study sets, or search through the approximately 150 million flashcard sets created by other users. Curious to hear how students feel about Quizlet? Here’s a Chicago high school senior who wrote about Quizlet helped him learn vocabulary in early January. A "premium" account to Quizlet PLUS, which costs $19.99 per year, allows students to save images from their computer to their study sets. Privacy flag: Quizlet require consent from a parent when children under the age of 13 want to register on Quizlet.


Freemium! Listenwise—Listenwise, a platform that organizes non-fiction, public radio stories for educators and students, has made the “S’Cool Tools of the Week” list before, back when a library technician from California asked us to include it. But today, we’re bringing it back because the platform has just launched assessments for tracking listening skills. Specifically, teachers are now able to to hone in on specific listening strands that students need help with. Teachers can access resources on the Listenwise site, such as listening comprehension questions and audio stories, for free. There is a premium version available for schools to purchase as a site license for the whole school, ranging from $750-$2500 per year. Privacy flag: Teachers can register users younger than 18 years old, but only if he or she is a user’s parent or legal guardian, or an authorized school official.

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