Have you heard about Blooket? It is the latest type of learning through trivia and review games for students enhancing classroom engagement. I believe it is a creative way to help students learn and revise challenging and daunting concepts. And I think when teachers use Blooket, they create a more enjoyable and effective learning environment for their students.
So here’s a Blooket Guide For Teachers you can use in 2023 to get started!
Tom and Ben Steward created the Blooket learning website to have fun while learning and create memorable experiences. And let me tell you, they definitely succeeded! With game features that allow teachers to receive useful feedback and improve classroom management, Booklet has become a go-to tool for educators everywhere.
One thing I love about Blooket is how versatile it is. It’s not just for reviewing content – you can also use it to assign homework that your students will actually want to complete! And the best part is, the games are so engaging that your students won’t even realize they’re learning.
So if you’re looking for a way to spice up your classroom and make learning more enjoyable for everyone involved, give Blooket a try! I’m sure, you won’t be disappointed.
What Is Blooket?
Blooket is a gamified educational tool that I find to be a fantastic way to optimize student engagement and keep students excited about the topic. The online learning platform allows teachers to host games and homework assignments innovatively that catch students’ attention, inspiring them to learn. Students receive rewards for answering multiple-choice questions correctly.
The best part? Blooket is incredibly versatile; I find it is more than just a tool for review. Teachers host Blooket games in real-time in the physical classroom or online teaching, allowing students to go solo and practice at their time and their pace without competing with other students.
With a wide range of question sets available, Blooket is a learning platform for all grades, from kindergarten to middle schoolers to 12th grade. Teachers can save their multiple-choice format question sets and use them in a variety of game options. The competitive games engage students on a different level when competing with classmates.
Hosting the game is a breeze – teachers host the game mode with questions on their screen or projector, and students join in on their own devices using the game ID code. Plus, Blooket integrates with other learning platforms like Google Classroom and Seesaw; all the teacher has to do is insert the link.
How To Play Blooket
The Blooket game works with questions sets students need to answer. Teachers create unique question sets or find premade question sets with Discover or Search tabs. When students answer correctly, they receive points to buy or sell Blooks and power-ups.
Create A Free Account
Blooket is free. The free version allows unlimited games, students, and question sets. Teachers can register as many students they want to but are limited to hosting a maximum of 60 students per session. Sign up with your Google account or email address.
Students younger than 13 years need a parent’s permission to create an account on the Blooket website. Students older than 13 with a student account can:
- Create their own question sets for their own game
- Buy and sell Blooks
- Track their statistics
- Participate in community events
Students don’t have to register to use Blooket and play online games; they can join an online game with just a code. The teacher provides the game code or a link to the Blooket game. For more fun, the student enters an alias name and avatar instead of their name.
Students wait in the lobby until the teacher allows them into the game. Teachers can see which students are waiting to play. When ready, the host presses the start giving students access to the game. Teachers can follow each student’s progress.
New Paid Version
The Booklet free version is sufficient with its unlimited online games. The free version provides teachers with the percentage of questions answered correctly and incorrectly for the class and individual students. Blooket Plus is the paid version that allows teachers to view enhanced game reports. If you require more detailed reporting than the free version offers, subscribe to the Blooket Plus paid version.
Ease Of Use
The Blooket website is easy to navigate and use. After registration, you go to the dashboard page, where an overview tutorial takes you through the website tabs and features.
Blooket Dashboard Page
The Blooket dashboard is to the left of the screen and features five tabs.
- News is the latest Blooket news and articles. You’ll find new features and events announced here.
- My Sets features all the quiz question sets the teacher created.
- Favorites give quick access to favorite questions sets.
- Homework reveals the recent and live homework assignments.
- History shows the latest games the teacher hosted and the history of the games.
The teacher can immediately create questions or search for a premade set relevant to the topic to host the first multiple-choice game.
When logged in to Blooket, you can switch between teacher and student mode. Most games allow late joiners; they can still win if they answer questions correctly.
Students use click-and-drag-and-drop to play.
Blooket Menu Bar
The menu bar at the top of the screen gives you easy access to your dashboard, settings, statistics, and the two options for questions sets, Discover or Create.
- Discover is a library of hundreds of premade question sets on different topics.
- Create your own set of multiple questions with answers.
Create Or Discover Question Sets
Teachers have two options for question sets; they can create their own or use a public question set.
How To Create A Question Set
Everything required to create a question set is on the Create A Question Set page. Teachers only need to fill in the self-explanatory field.
- Title. Use a descriptive title for quick recognition. After creating multiple question sets, you’ll be glad you’ve used easily identifiable titles.
- Description. The description area allows the teacher to provide more information about the question set.
- Image. Use images to create your own visual themes. The cover image makes each question set unique. Teachers can upload or drag and drop the graphics for the specific question set.
- Private/Public. The public setting is for everyone to see; once published, it is available for other teachers to discover and use. The private setting is a great way to test the question set before launching the game.
- Import. Teachers can create the answer-question sets from scratch or import them from a spreadsheet or Quizlet.
- Answer-Questions. Add the question, image, and four answer choices. Click the checkmark showing which answer is the correct one. Add the time limit a student can spend on the question and check Random Answer Order to provide solutions in random order.
- Save. Blooket saves the question set for classroom games to My Sets on your dashboard.
Use Blooket Discover Page
The Blooket Discover page features questions sets on various topics you can use in different game modes. Each set has a card with the title, the number of questions, the author, when last edited, and the number of plays. Teachers can select the question set they are interested in or use the search bar to search topic-related questions.
Each set shows all the questions, the multiple-choice answers, and the time limit for each question. Next, select Host or Solo mode to create and launch games; teachers can add the set to the Favorites tab. Users subscribed to Blooket Plus can duplicate the premade questions and answers and edit them.
Select Game Mode
In Select Game Mode, you can see all the games. When you click on a game card, it provides the
- The title of the game
- A short description of the game
- The number of players or unlimited players
- At the bottom of the card, blue buttons indicate whether the game is for homework only (HW), a hosting online game (Host), or both options.
- The card also indicates the type of game, whether it requires strategy and speed, speed and accuracy, or strategy and accuracy.
Homework Assign Games
Click on the HW or Assign HW button to assign the game homework. You are directed to the Blooket Assign Now page.
- Time Limits. Homework assignments have time limits set by the teacher when selecting the game in game mode. Select the due date when the homework is due by selecting the number of days, hours, and minutes.
- HW Title. Teachers can change the homework title to a more appropriate title.
- Goals. Each game has a purpose. For example, in the Crazy Kingdom, the number of guests with requests is the goal. A student needs to answer a question for each request. The teacher can decide the number of guests, which equals the number of questions.
When assigning homework, students complete a game in their own time. Teachers provide them with the game ID code to access the game and answer questions correctly.
Select the Host blue button to host a game. Teachers are directed to a Blooket settings page. Game settings vary according to the game; each game in game mode has specific goals and settings appropriate for that game. For example,
- Time or Cash. Teachers can choose whether students play with a time limit or for cash. The game ends after a specific time or when a player reaches a cash amount – set by the teacher.
- All Student Accounts. When disabled, students join the game without the account creation option.
- Number Of Questions. For example, teachers determine how many correct answers are needed to win the race in the Racing game. In the Crazy Kingdom game, the questions are related to the number of guests, and the Cafe game serves food items.
- Other settings are late joining, glitches (power-ups) allowed, and random names.
Immediate feedback about students’ performance gives teachers vital information. They can identify where the class or individual students struggle and which concepts require more explanation and review. All gameplay generates summary reports.
When students answer questions correctly, the screen is green, and a checkmark leads them back to game mode. The screen changes to red with an incorrect answer; the correct answer is revealed at the bottom of the screen for three seconds, allowing students to study the correct answer.
Blooket Game Features
It’s All About Blooks
Blooks are cute avatars, friends, and foes, making the playing field more engaging and challenging. These character avatars are small animals or people used as icons, enemies, guests, and ways to defeat the enemy. Blook categories vary from common blooks to the rarest Mystical ones.
- Common blooks are default blooks and can’t be sold. They are cute and colorful, and there are about 40 common blooks. Teachers can assign color blocks as avatars if they run out of character blooks.
- Uncommon blooks are unlocked through boxes; up to 5 uncommon blooks are in a themed box. Uncommon blooks sell for five tokens.
- Rares sell at 20 tokens and have a drop rate of 6.5-11%. There are currently about 19 rare blooks found in 8 different boxes. The uncommon blooks and rare blooks have a green particle effect when obtained.
- Epics feature in boxes, and you have a 2-5.05% chance of finding an epic blook in a box. There are about 12 epics, and they sell at 75 tokens. A red particle effect appears when obtained.
- When obtained, Legendaries have a mixed yellow particle effect; they sell for 200 tokens except for the Megalodon that sells for 250 tokens. The nine legendary blooks are King, King of Hearts, Astronaut, Mega Bot, Lion, Baby Shark, Santa Claus, and Megalodon.
- Chromas have a 0.05-0.02% drop rate, and some are only awarded at certain events. Although there are 21 different chroma blooks, they are scarce.
- Mysticals are the rarest blooks in the game and sell at 1,000 tokens. The three mystical blooks are Spooky Ghost, Tim the Alien, and Phantom King.
Blooket Game Modes
With eight different game modes for regular play and two unique event games, teachers can host various games or reuse their favorite game modes.
- Factory, Cafe, and Tower Defense games are available as hosted, homework, or solo games.
- Tower of Doom and Crazy Kingdom are for solo play and homework assignments.
- Classic Game, Racing Mode, Battle Royale, Gold Quest, Crypto Hack, Santa’s Workshop, Fishing Frenzy, Candy Quest, and Blook Rush are hosted games.
Glitches Or Power-Ups
The fun arcade games offer a variety of game modes; some are like a traditional trivia game, and others allow glitches or power-up of the strategy game piece. You may know all the answers to the questions, but it doesn’t help if your health bar has zero points.
Earning tokens, cash, and spending coins add to the fun of playing Blooket games. Some Blooket games allow students to buy glitches to power up their blooks; they have the option to sell them. Tower Defense is one game in which choosing the right blook and strategically placing it on the map may help you win the game.
Blooket saves games automatically.
When you select a game in game mode, you can load a saved game or play a new game. Load game takes you to all the saved games for that particular game.
The Blooket Play tab also gives you the option to load a saved game or enter the game id for a hosted game. In Blooket Play, all games you’ve played are shown, not just the saved games of a particular game.
Reuse Question Sets
Teachers don’t have to create a new question set for each game. Keep students engaged when answering questions from the same set but playing different games.
If certain games keep students entertained longer, reuse these favorite games; teachers can host the same game with different question sets.
Blooket Plus Features
Although the free version has so much to offer, you’ll be surprised that the paid version has even more to offer.
- Early Access. Paid subscribers get early access to new Blooks, game modes, events, and limited-time events.
- Exclusive Freebies. Students are eligible for free bonus tokens after games.
- Duplicate Community Sets. Changing public question sets saves teachers time and allows them to customize the question set for their lesson and classroom without creating a question set from scratch.
- Create Folders. Folders can keep the content organized.
- Enhanced Game Reports.
- Randomizing points
- Auto generating groups
- Student engagement portal to check student progress
I can confidently say Blooket is one of the best online resources for class-wide review, remote learning, learning at own pace, and inspiring more open-ended participation. It’s such a user-friendly game; I can imagine how engaged and excited students feel when playing Booklet games. One of my favorite things about the Booklet game is the reward you get for answering questions correctly, and in some games, the fastest correct answer wins.
Whether students use their own devices or participate in a group competition at a classroom station, Blooket never disappoints. I think students love having their own accounts, embedded incentives that keep them motivated to learn, and competitive experiences.
As for teachers, I think Blooket is a game-changer. Teachers can host games with their own visual theme using the vast range of gameplay types and receive instant feedback. The Blooket group gameplay features are helpful classroom management tools and an excellent resource that I highly recommend to anyone looking to make learning more engaging and exciting.
Are you ready for Blooket?