Teacher Review for Blooket

Better than other review-based quiz sites

Fawn J.
Classroom teacher
Hunter Elementary
Fairbanks, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, English-Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Practice
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Special needs
How I Use It
I am teaching remotely and asynchronously. My students need opportunities for socializing so we have Social Zoom Meetings. I used Kahoot and Quizizz earlier in the year but the same student always won. Blooket has the same types of multiple choice question sets (for better or worse) but it has various game modes - some for "Homework" and some for "Host" that can be played with everyone simultaneously. The favorites are Gold Quest and Tower Defense. I prefer Gold Quest because it has some randomizing elements that mean anyone can win (lose 25% or 50%, double or triple gold, take 10% or 25% from another player, swap with another player...) and it gets kids talking. When they play, they earn tokens which can be used to make mystery purchases of blooks (avatars). One of my students has almost all of the blooks (uncommon, rare, epic, and legendary). I'm not sure what the incentive for tokens are after that point.
My Take
Though not a perfect product, the game elements have my students more engaged and talking (my main objective) than the other options have. For my secondary purpose, reviewing or practicing content, you can make your own quizzes or use ones that are already created. Unfortunately, there's no way of determining accuracy of ready-made quizzes without reviewing every single question and answer yourself - similar to Kahoot and Quizizz. My students join using their school-based Google login. They are all enthusiastic about Blooket so I purchased the "Plus" version of ($35.88 for a year) enabling me to have more data and more game options. It also supports a site that has a lot of promise.