How I Use It
This is a nice app to help students practice their vocabulary skills. Students like being able to play on their own, as a team or against a classmate. They like racing against the timer (the sun moving across the screen) in order to match words based on the category that they chose. Students enjoy moving through each round and like being able to go back and change their level and word match type.
Bluster provides a simple and effective way to help students practice their vocabulary skills. There are a variety of player choices (single, team, versus a partner), levels (3) and word matching types (rhyming, prefixes, suffixes, synonyms, word roots, homophones, and adjectives). This makes it easy to differentiate with learners. Students like being able to control how they play the app. There is positive feedback when the word match is done correctly. However, there is no feedback if the match is incorrect. The timer keeps going and the level isn't be completed. This app is a good resource for vocabulary review that can be used in the classroom or at home.