How to Play Blooket: A Guide to Gamifying Your Classroom

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By Elara Paxton

Blooket is the game-changer in the world of education. It has the magical ability to transform the classroom into a realm of interactive learning and endless fun. If you’re wondering how to make learning engaging so students eagerly look forward to each session, look no further than Blooket. In this guide, I’ll show you how to use Blooket to create a game that captivates your students and keeps them returning for more.

What Is Blooket?

Before diving into the details, let’s clarify what Blooket is about. Blooket is a game where students answer questions to unlock mini-games. It’s a multiplayer experience that pits students against each other, but here’s the twist – it’s not just about speed or correct answers. Blooket introduces unique elements that level the playing field, allowing every student a chance to win. That’s one of the reasons why Blooket is such a hit in classrooms.

Creating a Blooket Game

Ready to create your very own Blooket game? Great! Here’s how to get started:

  1. Title Your Game: Give your Blooket game a title. Let’s say it’s “Math Facts.”
  2. Add Questions: You can create your questions or use pre-made ones. If you’re going with custom questions, add them to your game. You can include as many questions as you like, but four is a good starting point.
  3. Specify Correct Answers: Indicate the correct answer to each question.
  4. Enhance with Media: You can take your questions to the next level by adding images, audio, or mathematical symbols. It’s your chance to get creative.
  5. Save Your Game: Don’t forget to save your game. This is your creation, after all!

Exploring Pre-Made Blooket Games

Creating your own game is fantastic, but Blooket has a treasure trove of pre-made games waiting for you if you’re pressed for time or looking for variety. Let’s say you’re teaching about the states; here’s what you can do:

  1. Search Blooket: Use Blooket’s search function to find pre-made games related to your topic. In our case, it’s “States.”
  2. Explore the Options: You’ll find a list of available games. Click on them to preview and see the questions. This makes it easy to find a game that suits your class.
  3. Host the Game: Once you’ve found a game that fits your lesson, click on it and host the game.

Playing Blooket with Your Students

Here’s the exciting part: hosting the game for your students. Blooket offers various mini-games that you can choose from. Each mini-game has a brief description, making picking the right one for your class easier. Some of my students’ favorites include “Crypto Hack,” “Deceptive Dinos,” “Cafe Cafe,” and “Candy Quest.”

  1. Select a Game: Click on the game that appeals to you and your class.
  2. Share the Options: Let your students know about the game options, describe what each game involves, and let them choose. It’s a fantastic way to keep them engaged and excited.
  3. Host the Game: Click “Host Game” and prepare for gaming fun!

No Screen Sharing Needed

Here’s the beauty of Blooket – you don’t need to share your screen during the game. Your students will see the questions and answers right on their devices. As the host, you have several options:

  • You can play games by time, making it perfect for a quick session at the end of class.
  • You can play multiple games during your class to reinforce learning.
  • You can even set up a reward system where students earn virtual money or items.

Sharing the Game with Students

To get your students into the game, follow these steps:

  1. Copy the Link: Click on “Copy Link” provided by Blooket.
  2. Share the Link: Paste the link into your Zoom chat box or any messaging platform you use. Your students will click on the link to join the game.
  3. Getting Started: Students will need to enter their names and can choose a character. Once everyone is ready, it’s game on!

Conclusion

And that, my fellow educators, is how you play Blooket – the surefire way to gamify your classroom. It’s about bringing a sense of adventure and excitement into learning, making every session something your students eagerly anticipate.

As I’ve journeyed through Blooket, I’ve seen how it can transform the classroom into an engaging and lively space. It’s not just about answering questions; it’s about fostering competition, creativity, and camaraderie.

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