We're always on the lookout for innovative tools that can help teachers create more engaging and effective learning experiences for their students.
Sometimes, we hear so many teachers talking about a tool that we have to sit up and notice.
Blooket (blooket.com) definitely fits that description. It's an interactive educational tool that combines quizzes with engaging quests and rewards to create a personalized gamified experience.
What is Blooket?
Blooket is a website that offers a variety of unique and engaging game modes for classroom review games. It is a gamification tool that helps students learn and review concepts through different types of game modes with an element of competition. Teachers can create their own question sets or use sets created by other educators, and students can play games like Gold Quest, Battle Royale, or Classic game
How can Blooket be used in the classroom?
Blooket can be used in lots of different ways throughout the school day and even beyond. Here are some ways you can integrate Blooket into your teaching:
1. Review vocabulary words or concepts from any subject.
Blooket has a fantastic integration with Quizlet which means you can import any Quizlet flashcards into a Blooket game!
Learn more: Importing Quizlet Sets Into Blooket
2. Create quizzes for students to take individually or in teams.
Ever wondered what to do with those worksheets or end of chapter questions? Some of them are probably pretty good! Turn them into exciting and fun gaming sessions!
3. Use Blooket as a fun way to start or end class.
I can pretty much guarantee that starting class with a quick Blooket game will get your kids through that door fast! You can assign a specific question set you want your kids to work on or use the solo mode as a reward for early finishes.
Learn more: How to Play a Solo Blooket Game
4. Assign Blooket games for homework or independent practice.
Your students need time to practice skills independently. And we know many of our students would much rather be playing games than doing homework or independent work. Why not merge them together? If it works with the content why not turn that worksheet into a Blooket!
5. Allow students to create their own Blooket questions.
Take Blooket to the next level in your class by having your students create their own quiz questions for a topic. Ask students to create a multiple choice question for an important concept they recently learned about. They will need to create the question along with three incorrect answers and one correct answers. Once you have gathered your class’ questions turn them into a Blooket and let them play! Tip: Use Google Forms and import their answers into a spreadsheet that you can turn right into a Blooket!
Tips for Using Blooket Effectively in the Classroom
To make the most of Blooket in your classroom, consider the following tips:
- Utilize Blooket's YouTube Channel: Blooket has lots of tutorial videos to help you and your students get started with Blooket. At the time of writing this post there are brand new videos being published. Be sure to check out their tutorial for students: How to Get Started with Blooket - Student Edition.
- Start with small steps: Introduce Blooket gradually, starting with one or two game modes or activities. Start out by playing a game on an easy and fun topic so that students can get used to the game instead of worrying about the content right away.
- Incorporate Blooket into lesson plans: Find the really important concepts you want your students to practice. Those lessons or skills that aren't as much fun to teach and learn. Turn those into a Blooket for instant engagement! Plus with AI tools like Diffit and QuestionWell you can turn any content like a piece of text, website or YouTube video into a question set in seconds.
- Let students create custom Blooks: Blooket has cute little creatures called Blooks that you can choose as your avatar during games. Blooket allows you to create a custom Blook to use during games. This is a fun way for students to get creative and become more invested in the game. Learn more: Creating Custom Blooks in Blooket