If you are looking for a fun and effective way to review content with your students, you might want to try Blooket. Blooket is a new online platform that combines trivia and games to create an engaging learning experience. Blooket is similar to Kahoot and Quizizz, but it offers more variety and customization options. In this blog post, we will explain what Blooket is, how it works, and why you should use it in your classroom.
What is Blooket?
Blooket is an online platform that allows teachers to create or import question sets and host them as interactive games for their students. Students can join the games using a code on their own devices, such as laptops, tablets, or smartphones. Blooket has a variety of game modes to choose from, each with its own rules and features. Some of the game modes are:
- Classic: A simple quiz mode where students answer questions as fast as they can.
- Gold Quest: A treasure hunt mode where students collect gold by answering questions correctly and avoid traps and enemies.
- Factory: A factory simulation mode where students produce items by answering questions correctly and sell them for profit.
- Battle Royale: A survival mode where students compete against each other in a last-man-standing game.
- Tower Defense: A strategy mode where students build towers by answering questions correctly and defend them from waves of enemies.
- Racing: A racing mode where students race against each other by answering questions correctly and using power-ups.
- Homework: A solo mode where students can practice the question sets at their own pace without competing with others.
Blooket also has limited-time seasonal and event modes that add more fun and excitement to the games. For example, there is a Halloween mode where students can collect candy and unlock spooky Blooks (more on that later).
How to use Blooket?
To use Blooket, you need to create an account on the website: https://www.blooket.com/. You can sign up with your email, Google account, or Microsoft account. Once you have an account, you can start creating or importing question sets for your games.
Creating question sets
To create a question set, you need to click on the “Create” button on the top right corner of the website. You will be taken to the Set Builder page, where you can enter the title, description, and category of your question set. You can also choose whether you want your question set to be public or private.
To add questions to your set, you need to click on the “Add Question” button on the bottom right corner of the page. You will be able to enter the question text, the correct answer, and up to four incorrect answers. You can also add images or audio files to your questions if you want.
You can add as many questions as you want to your set, but keep in mind that some game modes have a limit on how many questions they can display. For example, Classic mode can only show up to 50 questions per game.
To save your question set, you need to click on the “Save” button on the top right corner of the page. You will be able to see your question set in your “My Sets” tab on the website.
Importing question sets
If you don’t want to create your own question set from scratch, you can import one from another source. Blooket has a converter tool that allows you to import question sets from Kahoot, Quizlet, or Google Forms. To use this tool, you need to click on the “Import” button on the top right corner of the website. You will be able to paste the URL of the source you want to import from and click on the “Convert” button. Blooket will automatically generate a question set based on the source you provided.
You can also browse and use question sets created by other users on Blooket. To do this, you need to click on the “Discover” button on the top left corner of the website. You will be able to see different categories of question sets, such as Math, Science, History, etc. You can also search for specific topics or keywords using the search bar. To use a question set from another user, you need to click on it and then click on the “Copy” button. This will add the question set to your “My Sets” tab.
To host a game with your question set, you need to click on the “Play” button on the top right corner of the website. You will be able to choose a game mode from the list of available options. You can also customize the game settings, such as the time limit, the number of players, the difficulty level, etc.
Once you have chosen a game mode and a question set, you need to click on the “Host” button. This will generate a Game ID that you need to share with your students. Your students can join the game by going to https://www.blooket.com/play and entering the Game ID. They will also need to enter a nickname and choose a Blook (more on that later).
After all your students have joined the game, you can start the game by clicking on the “Start” button. You will be able to see the questions and answers on your screen, as well as the progress and scores of your students. You can also pause, resume, or end the game at any time.
After the game is over, you can see the results of your students on your screen. You can see how many questions they answered correctly, how much time they spent, how many points they earned, etc. You can also see a breakdown of each question and how many students answered it correctly or incorrectly.
You can also access the results of your games later by clicking on the “Reports” button on the top right corner of the website. You will be able to see a list of all the games you have hosted, along with their date, time, game mode, question set, and number of players. You can click on any game to see its results in detail.
Why use Blooket?
Blooket has many benefits for teachers and students who want to review content in a fun and engaging way. Some of these benefits are:
- Motivation: Blooket motivates students to participate in games by rewarding them with points, gold, items, power-ups, etc. Students can also unlock new Blooks by playing games or completing challenges. Blooks are cute and colorful characters that students can use as their avatars in games. There are hundreds of Blooks to collect and trade with other players.
- Variety: Blooket offers a variety of game modes that cater to different learning styles and preferences. Students can enjoy different types of games, such as trivia, simulation, strategy, racing, etc. Teachers can also choose different game modes depending on their learning objectives and classroom dynamics.
- Customization: Blooket allows teachers to customize their question sets and game settings to suit their needs and goals. Teachers can create their own question sets or import them from other sources. They can also adjust the game settings, such as the time limit, the number of players, the difficulty level, etc.
- Feedback: Blooket provides instant feedback to teachers and students on their performance and progress. Teachers can see how their students are doing in real-time and identify areas that need more review or reinforcement. Students can see how they are doing compared to their peers and learn from their mistakes.
- Community: Blooket has a vibrant community of users who are passionate about education and innovation. Users can share their question sets and Blooks with other users on the Discover page. They can also participate in limited-time events and tournaments that add more fun and excitement to the games.
Blooket is a new online platform that combines trivia and games to create an engaging learning experience. It is easy to use, versatile, and fun for both teachers and students. If you want to spice up your classroom review sessions and make learning more enjoyable for your students, you should give Blooket a try.