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Top 5 Game-Based Learning Websites

Hey EDU Friends!

I hope all is going well with you in your education world. I have definitely been behind on my posts because…Well, to be honest, the world of education is a bit discouraging at the moment and it can be hard to find the motivation in times like these. I figured a lot of other educators are probably feeling the same way, so I wanted to bring a super fun and easy post for all of you on game-based learning websites.

Enjoy!


#1: Kahoot

Kahoot! is a “game-based learning platform that brings engagement and fun to 1+ billion players every year at school, at work, and at home.” It’s probably the most well-known platform for game-based learning. Personally, I started with Kahoot and really enjoyed the ease of creating and delivering games to students. If you are looking for a game-based learning platform to start with, I highly suggest Kahoot as the interface is very easy to operate for all users.

Check out this playlist of videos on how to create and play a Kahoot, plus much more!

#2: Gimkit

Gimkit is very similar to Kahoot in that it is a game-based learning platform where students join, answer questions, and compete against each other. An added feature, however, is that students earn money for the questions they get correct and can use the points to purchase powerups to create engaging gameplay. In addition to this, there are several other game modes, such as Team Mode, Trust No One, and The Floor is Lava. These game modes add more variety to the gameplay – way beyond the traditional gameplay of who can answer the question correctly the fastest!

Check out this video tutorial for more information:

#3: Blooket

Recently, I was introduced to Blooket at a training on EduProtocols and I absolutely love this new game-based learning platform! It is a super fun and competitive way for students to practice and learn content. Instead of simply answering questions individually, students are challenged to answer them correctly AND as quickly as possible against another opponent. To make it even harder, the student has only a limited number of lives before they are out of the competition and simply answering questions for practice.

Here is a quick tutorial to get you started:

#4: Quizizz

Quizizz has always been one of my personal favorites. After I was introduced to Quizizz, I almost never went back to Kahoot. Personally, I really liked the format for creating quizzes and the ability to let students move at their own pace and/or complete it on their own time.

Here is a tutorial to get you started:

#5: Quizlet

 

Finally, Quizlet is a super simple tool to help students study, learn, and practice new material. Teachers can create flashcards, games, and much more from their features. Most of Quizlet is at your own pace, however, there is the Quizlet live feature which allows students to participate in a live game, much like the other websites above.

Here is a tutorial to get you started:


Did I miss any of your favorite game-based learning websites? Share in the comments below!

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