their preferences for lit circles with a really simple Google Form. The form asked for name, period, first, second, and third choice. Then I could sort the spreadsheet and group them really efficiently.
only input a term or also include a definition. The activities and games still work the same as a regular Quizlet set.
Each year I have added more and more scaffolding to the assignment, learning as I go. I feel like this year I finally got it right, so I wanted to share.
This is a great interactive game for any class, but it's especially wonderful for language classes working on pronunciation!
I teach two classes during the same period this year: Heritage Speakers (13 students) and regular 8th grade Spanish (19 students). I constantly have to find ways to manage teaching two curricula at the same time. Typically I send one group into the hall with independent group while I work with the other group in the room. I run back and forth to check on the hall group, but it's really not ideal and there have been behavior problems. Today was great though and it's all because of the amount of planning I put into thinking about the actual management. I hope this story will help others managing differentiated groups!
I am actually embarrassed that I didn't think of this sooner. We have been playing "Around the World" (directions below) in my class for about 10 years and I have been making and printing giant flashcards. What I just realized is that all this time, I could have been using Quizlet. All I had to do was create a set with only pictures and terms (or make a copy of the set I already had and modify it). As a whole class, I project the flashcards, picture side up, and we go through the deck. I can click shuffle on the side, and play again and again! What a HUGE time saver!