In one of my previous posts I stated that even though todays students were born in digital era, they still don't know how to use digital technology to learn. They use it primarily for social media and chatting. So, how do I make them turn their minds to learning using digital technology?
I started with going through selected flashcards in the study sets in Quizlet WITH my students at first (age 14). Then added more flashcards to the sets and advised them to go through them at their own pace in the classroom. I played few of the games with the terms and asked them to beat my score. The next study set they went through at home and we worked on questions and dilemmas in the classroom. Three students even beat my score. Everyone wanted to play.
So, when I went away for a week and informed them that there were new study sets for them, they went thorough them on their own, in their own time at home, or, as I learned later, they were discussing them on the weekend when they got together in small groups - completely on their own initiative.
Now, don't get me wrong, It took about a month or more to get to their independent learning. Further more, I don't create study sets for everything I should teach them as a teacher, but it works. At least it worked for me.