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.
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!
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:
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:
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:
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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Even though your post was made on October 2021, I have to say that indeed the past year has been difficult and is has been hard to find motivation in times like this. So, thank you for sharing your post with game-based learning websites. They are fun tools to use in the classroom. Some of the platforms are new for me and I am going to take a look of it to create some material for the students. I really liked Blooket, I will try to find the way to use it for pre-schoolers to practice and learn content.
Thank you! and hope this 2022 brings wonderful things for all!
Hey Meagan! I loved this blog about the different uses of each of these websites. Another great game-based website I have found is BoodleLearning! It is a great website for focusing on Math.
Kahoot is a great way to get students engaged in learning in a fun, digital way. It can also be used as a study tool which I liked using in 4th grade with my students. Another game based learning website I would add to this list is Prodigy. Prodigy is an online game where students can “battle” each other by solving math problems. The greatest thing about Prodigy is that the teacher can set what standard the problems should be addressing!