Play Blooket: Everything To Know About

Play Blooket: Everything To Know About

Written by Deepak Bhagat, In Games, Published On
September 9, 2023

Want to get your students interested in learning this year? Saved by the heroic Blooket! The online classroom was where I first encountered this tool a year ago. I aimed to keep my class lively and exciting. It seemed as though the gods of education technology were smiling down upon me when I stumbled onto Blooket and all the possibilities it offered for personalization. What began as “OK, we can try this newfangled website and see if it works” has evolved into a trusted and widely anticipated means to kick off class, review material, and share laughs. Think about using Blooket as a classroom tool this year!

In other words, what is Blooket?

Like Kahoot! and Quizizz, Blooket is a website where instructors can initiate a game and invite students to participate using a code. Teachers can launch Blooket with their entire class for a friendly competition or assign it “solo” so that students can practice at their own pace without the pressure of a formal assessment. Students can earn Blooks, or adorable avatars, as they progress through the game. They can also “buy” (with points) themed “boxes” of Blooks (such as the “Mediaeval Box,” “Wonderland Box,” etc.). My students often fight over the “fancy” toast and the “horse,” two trendy Blocks. A spirit of excitement and competition always fills my middle school classroom when I announce that we will have a basketball game.

You can use Blooket to either play games or make your own

use Blooket

You can use pre-made Blookets on almost any topic, or you can make your own from scratch to suit the needs of your students. Your students can access the Blooket you’ve created and join it directly from the webpage. First, you must sign up (I prefer using the “log in with Google” option). The next stop on Blooket’s journey is the dashboard. You can browse the Discover section for ready-made blankets or start making your own. Questions can be typed in, images can be used as response choices, and groups of questions can be imported via Quizlet. The class accuracy may be viewed in the History tab of the Dashboard once your pupils have completed a game.

Can you name any of Blooket’s best qualities?

Students and teachers alike will appreciate how simple it is to use Blooket. This makes it suitable for people of varying ages and skill levels. The ability to randomly divide up pupils into groups is a great time saver for educators. In addition, the number of points awarded can be chosen randomly to reduce the emphasis on timing. Since everything is, to put it bluntly, addictive, students are very likely to return to the site outside of class time to play the games. Teachers’ ability to quickly and effectively generate question banks is a significant plus, as it ensures that whenever a student chooses to play, they will have access to a wealth of resources that will aid in their study. Students are more likely to return and stay involved if they can earn points and coins to spend in the game. If they are under the age of 13, keep in mind that they may be asked to provide an email address to create an account.

How much does it cost to use Blooket?

use Blooket

Blooket provides group pricing based on a quotation system and three subscription tiers. With the free plan, you may make and host your games, search for and modify many question sets, and play with various fun game modes. For an additional $2.99 per month or $35.88 per year, you can upgrade to Plus and receive priority assistance. Choose Plus Flex for $4.99 per month and get everything mentioned above, plus the flexibility of a monthly subscription that you can cancel anytime.

The Bottom Line

You can choose the game mode after launching a game from the Blooket library or your design. If the method you select has a time constraint, I recommend setting a timer for no more than 10 minutes. Last, you can have kids sign up using random names (such as SeaFriend, GriffinBreath, or SunGrove), their own, or a combination of both. We love random characters because of the privacy they provide and the hilarious potential combinations of names they generate. Timed Factory with Glitches (Power-Ups) is a fan-favorite mode. In particular, we enjoy this one due to the inclusion of glitches like the “Vortex Glitch,” which reverses the images on the rival teams’ screens and leads to widespread confusion and mayhem. We also frequently play Gold Quest, Tower Defense, and Factory. Because of the wide variety of options, we enjoy playing Blookets frequently, switching up the content and game modes to keep things interesting.

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