Teacher Review for Blooket

Fun and engaging reviewing game

Olivia F.
Classroom teacher
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My Subjects World Languages
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 Individual
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
How I Use It
There are many different game modes, from a simple "race" mode (similar to Kahoot) to a "tower defense" mode. If you use Quizlet, it is very easy to build a set. Although I personally change the questions and answers according to what I want to work on (choose the correct spelling of a term, definitions, fill in the blank...). With my students, we tried all the game modes. I told them I wanted to know which one was their favorite and that some game modes are not very fair because you can play tricks on the other players. So they were prepared for some "unfairness" and everything went smoothly and in a laugh. My students really enjoyed the Cafe mode, where they need to answer questions to restock on food and upgrade their cafe. It gives them the satisfaction to know something in order to accomplish an action.  There are a few tricks available such as sending Health inspections to other players in order to delay them. But, after a few trials, my students all agree to not use the tricks and play fair. Battle Royale is also fun to use for trivia games/community building. Although, not only the accuracy matters but also the pace. So I use it for very specific purposes: teamwork on topics they know very well or very simple questions. I also use Blooket as homework so it removes the competition and pace aspect. My students love Blooket homework!
My Take
Students enjoy Blooket a lot because of the design, the newness, and the blooks collection. They get excited and are very engaged. It can be used the same way you use Kahoot (reviewing/trivia games very similar to Kahoot). I use it as homework only with some grades and in-class with some other grades. When used in-class, the pace and "unfairness" could be an issue so the host (teacher) needs to make sure to clear it out before they start playing.  What is missing: 1. Sound - Reading out loud the questions and answers 2. A free detailed game report (Blooket Plus has it)