If you need an online option for your music class, Blooket is a perfect choice. Here are the basics of the game, assessment opportunities, safety reminders, SEL considerations, and then a list of games I’ve created.
Blooket was created to imitate video games that kids love. It is Kahoot with more game options and can be played solo and as a class.
- Free signup for the teacher.
- There is no signup for students, just a game code.
- Kids don’t need to put in any personal information which makes it easier for little ones to play too.
- Create your own or use pre-made ones.
The only downside is that you are not able to use audio in the free version. The PLUS version (where you can create audio questions) is $2.99 per month. When I was teaching, I opted for the PLUS version. It was worth it!
Assessment-Use the games for a fun day or as an assessment. You will receive a stats page at the end of the game with each student’s game name. I always told the kids that I wanted them to use enough of their FIRST name so that I recognized them.
No class list inputs are necessary because the stats are grouped by game and the games are naturally assigned by the class. It’s a great way to do an informal assessment. And not kidding-kids LOVE Blooket!
PLEASE READ: “After finishing a game, students are asked to create accounts (if they don’t already have them) to track their stats and unlock new Blooks. Creating an account is totally optional, but some may not want their students to see this. If you would like to hide this notification, then before you host a game on the Host Settings page (after you select a game mode) uncheck the option that says “Allow Student Accounts” and it won’t show the notification.”
Blooket is great for kids who are challenged during competition. There are so many different games, that you can choose those that aren’t races and don’t have a final winner.
Click on one of the games and play SOLO to get a feel for the game options. Group games won’t be available to you as a solo player. You can choose class play to see the other games that are available.
I created these games. It’s the perfect opportunity to let kids work with basic vocabulary and information in a game setting. Go to DISCOVER to find other games created by the Blooket community!
New FREEBIES, Tips and Tricks pop up ALL THE TIME! Hurry!