Blooket is the newest way for students to learn by playing trivia and review games in the classroom. It’s a unique technique to help students learn and revisit difficult and intimidating subjects. Blooket is used by teachers to create an enjoyable learning environment, review knowledge, and assign homework that students desire to complete.
The Blooket learning website was built by Tom and Ben Steward with the goal of having fun while learning and creating unforgettable experiences. Teachers may use game features to get relevant feedback and manage their classrooms.
What Is Blooket and How Does It Work?
Blooket is a gamified educational application designed to increase student engagement and keep them interested in the subject. Teachers can use the online learning platform to create new games and homework assignments that engage students and motivate them to learn. Students are rewarded for appropriately answering multiple-choice questions.
Teachers can use Blooket in real-time in the classroom or online, or they can let students practise on their own time and at their own speed without competing with other students.
Blooket is a learning platform for students of all ages, from kindergarten to 12th grade. Teachers can save question sets in multiple-choice format and utilise them in a variety of games. When students compete with their classmates, competitive activities engage them on a different level.
Teachers host the game mode by displaying questions on their screen or projector, and students join in on their own devices using the game ID code. Other learning systems, such as Google Classroom and Seesaw, can also be used to embed the link.
The Blooket game is based on a series of questions that pupils must answer. With the Discover and Search pages, teachers can build custom question sets or find prepared question sets. Students earn points for accurate answers, which they can use to buy or trade Blooks and power-ups.
Register for a Free Account
Blooket is a completely free service. There are no limits to the number of games, students, or question sets in the free version. Teachers are allowed to enrol as many students as they wish, but each session is limited to 60 students. Use your Google account or your email address to sign up.
Account for Students
To create an account on the Blooket website, students under the age of 13 must get permission from their parents. Students over the age of 13 who have a student account can do the following:
- For their own game, they can create their own question sets.
- Blooks can be bought and sold.
- Keep an eye on their numbers.
- Take part in community activities.
Students do not need to register to use Blooket and play online games; they may simply enter a code to join an online game. The game code or a link to the Blooket game is provided by the teacher. Instead of their name, the student enters an alias name and avatar for added fun.
Students are required to wait in the lobby until the teacher enables them to enter the game. Teachers can see which pupils are eager to participate in games. When all of the students are ready, the host hits the start button to begin the game. Teachers can keep track of their students’ development.
Newly Released Paid Version
With its endless online games, the Booklet free version is plenty. Teachers can view the percentage of questions answered correctly and incorrectly for the class and individual students in the free edition. Blooket Plus is a premium edition that gives teachers access to more detailed game reports. Subscribe to the Blooket Plus subscription edition if you need more extensive reports than the free version provides.
The Ease of Using
The Blooket website is simple to use and browse. After completing the registration process, you will be directed to the dashboard page, where an overview tutorial will guide you through the website’s tabs and features.
The Blooket dashboard has five tabs and is located to the left of the screen.
- Blooket News is a collection of the most recent Blooket articles and news. Here you’ll discover information about new features and upcoming events.
- All of the quiz question sets prepared by the teacher can be found in My Sets.
- Favorites allows you to quickly retrieve your favourite groups of questions.
- Homework displays the most up-to-date and active homework assignments.
- The teacher’s most recent games, as well as the games’ history, are displayed in the history section.
To host the first multiple-choice game, the teacher can immediately write questions or seek for a readymade set appropriate to the topic.
You can switch between instructor and student mode when logged in to Blooket. Most games enable latecomers to participate; they can still win if they accurately answer questions.
To play, students use a combination of click and drag-and-drop techniques.
Menu Bar Blooket
Your dashboard, settings, statistics, and the two options for question sets, Discover and Create, are all easily accessible from the menu bar at the top of the screen.
- Discover is a question bank with hundreds of pre-made question sets on a variety of subjects.
- Make your own set of multiple-choice questions and responses.
Question Sets Can Be Created Or Discovered
Teachers have two options for question sets: they can build their own or use one that has already been created.
What Is The Best Way To Make A Question Set?
On the Create A Question Set page, you’ll find everything you need to make a question set. Only the self-explanatory field needs to be filled in by teachers.
- For easy recognition, choose a descriptive title. You’ll be glad you selected easily distinguishable titles after developing many question sets.
- The teacher might use the description field to provide more information about the question set.
- Create your own visual themes with photographs. Each question set is distinguished by its cover image. Teachers can drag & drop the graphics for a specific question set or upload them.
- The public setting is visible to all; once published, it can be found and used by other teachers. Before launching the game, you can use the private setting to test the question set.
- The answer-question sets can be created from scratch or imported from a spreadsheet or Quizlet.
- Fill in the blanks with the question, image, and four answer options. Select the correct answer by clicking the checkmark. Add the maximum amount of time a student can spend on the question, and select Random Answer Order to offer answers in a random order.
- Blooket stores the classroom game question set to My Sets on your dashboard.
Make use of the Blooket Discover Page.
On the Blooket Discover page, you’ll find question sets on a variety of themes that you can utilise in various game styles. Each set comes with a card that includes the title, number of questions, author, date last revised, and number of plays. Teachers can choose from a variety of question sets or use the search box to get questions on a certain topic.
Each set contains all of the questions, as well as the multiple-choice answers and the time restriction for each one. To build and launch games, pick Host or Solo mode; teachers can save the set to the Favorites page. Blooket Plus subscribers can replicate and alter the preset questions and answers.
Choose a game mode.
You may see all of the games in Select Game Mode. When you click on a game card, it brings up the information on that game.
- The game’s name is
- A brief summary of the game
- a set number of players or an unrestricted amount of participants
- The blue buttons at the bottom of the card show whether the game is for homework only (HW), hosting an online game (Host), or both.
- The card also specifies the game type, such as strategy and speed, speed and accuracy, or strategy and accuracy.
Assign Games as Homework
To assign the game homework, click the HW or Assign HW button. The Blooket Assign Now page has been redirected to you.
- When the teacher selects the game in game mode for homework assignments, the time restriction is established by the teacher. By selecting the amount of days, hours, and minutes, you can choose when the homework is due.
- Teachers can modify the title of the task to something more fitting.
- Every game has a goal. The quantity of guests with demands, for example, is the goal in the Crazy Kingdom. Each request requires a student to respond to a question. The number of guests, which equals the number of questions, is up to the teacher.
When pupils are given homework, they must finish a game on their own time. Teachers give kids the game ID code so they can access the game and correctly answer questions.
To host a game, click the blue Host icon. Blooket’s settings page is intended to teachers. Game parameters differ depending on the game; each game in game mode has its own set of goals and settings. As an example,
- Teachers can decide whether pupils participate for fun or for money. The game ends when a player earns a certain amount of money, as determined by the teacher.
- When the opportunity to create an account is disabled, pupils are unable to join the game.
- For example, in the Racing game, teachers choose how many right answers are required to win the race. The questions in the Crazy Kingdom game are about the quantity of people, whereas the Cafe game is about serving food.
- Other options include late joining, allowing glitches (power-ups), and using random names.
Teachers benefit from immediate feedback on their pupils’ performance. They can determine where the class or individual students are having difficulty, as well as which concepts require additional explanation and review. Every game creates a summary report.
When students properly answer questions, the screen turns green, and a checkmark returns them to game mode. With an erroneous answer, the screen turns red; the correct answer appears at the bottom of the screen for three seconds, allowing students to analyse it.
Features of the Blooket Game
Blooks Are Everything
Blooks are adorable avatars, friends, and opponents who help to make the game more entertaining and challenging. Small animals or people are employed as icons, foes, guests, and strategies to vanquish the enemy in these character avatars. Blook categories range from the most frequent to the most elusive Mystical.
- Common blooks are non-saleable default blooks. There are over 40 different types of blooks, all of which are charming and bright. If they run out of character blooks, teachers can assign colour blocks as avatars.
- Uncommon blooks are unlocked through themed boxes, which contain up to 5 uncommon blooks. Uncommon blooks cost five tokens each.
- Rares cost 20 tokens and have a 6.5-11 percent drop rate. Currently, there are roughly 19 unusual blooks in 8 distinct boxes. When uncommon and rare blooks are obtained, they have a green particle effect.
Boxes contain epics, and you have a 2-5.05 percent chance of finding one in a box. There are approximately 12 epics available, each costing 75 tokens. When this is done, a red particle effect appears.
Legendaries have a mixed yellow particle effect when received, and they sell for 200 tokens (excluding the Megalodon, which sells for 250 tokens). King, King of Hearts, Astronaut, Mega Bot, Lion, Baby Shark, Santa Claus, and Megalodon are the nine legendary blooks.
Chromas drop at a rate of 0.05-0.02%, and some are only given out during specific events. Despite the fact that there are 21 different chroma blooks, they are uncommon.
Mysticals are the most expensive blooks in the game, costing 1,000 tokens. Spooky Ghost, Tim the Alien, and Phantom King are the three magical blooks.
Game Modes in Blooket
Teachers can host a variety of games or repeat their favourite game forms with eight different game modes for regular play and two unique event games.
- Hosted, homework, and solo games are offered for Factory, Cafe, and Tower Defense.
- Tower of Doom and Crazy Kingdom are designed for solo play and homework.
- Hosted games include Classic Game, Racing Mode, Battle Royale, Gold Quest, Crypto Hack, Santa’s Workshop, Fishing Frenzy, Candy Quest, and Blook Rush.
Power-Ups Or Glitches
The entertaining arcade games come in a range of game styles; some are similar to standard trivia games, while others allow for glitches or strategy game piece power-ups. It doesn’t matter whether you know all the answers to the questions if your health metre is empty.
Blooket games are made more enjoyable by earning tokens, cash, and spending coins. Some Blooket games allow students to purchase flaws to enhance their blooks, which they may then sell. In a game like Tower Defense, picking the appropriate look and strategically positioning it on the map can help you win.
Save your games
Blooket automatically saves games.
You can load a saved game or start a new game when you select a game in game mode. Load game will bring you to all of the saved games for that game.
You can also load a saved game or input the game id for a hosted game on the Blooket Play tab. Blooket Play displays all of the games you’ve played, not just the ones you’ve saved.
Question Sets Can Be Reused
For each game, teachers do not need to generate a new question set. Maintain student interest by having them answer questions from the same set while playing various games.
Reuse favourite games if they keep students amused longer; teachers can host the same game with alternative question sets.
Features of Blooket Plus
Despite the fact that the free version has a lot to offer, you’ll be shocked to learn that the paid version has even more.
- Early Access is a term used to describe a period of Paid subscribers gain first access to new Blooks, game modes, events, and limited-time events before the general public.
- Freebies that are just available to you. After each game, students are eligible for free bonus tokens.
- Community Sets that are duplicates. Changing public question sets saves time and allows teachers to tailor the question set to their lesson and classroom without having to start from scratch.
- Make a folder. Content can be grouped using folders.
- Game Reports have been improved.
- Points are assigned at random.
- Groups that are created automatically
- Checking on student progress through a student engagement portal
Blooket is a great tool for class-wide review, remote learning, self-paced learning, and encouraging more open-ended involvement. Students are rewarded for correctly answering questions in this user-friendly game, and in some games, the fastest accurate response wins. Students can utilise their own devices or compete in a classroom station in a group competition. Students enjoy having their own accounts, as well as the inherent incentives and competitive experiences that come with them. Teachers can host games with their own visual theme, receive fast feedback, and use Blooket group gameplay capabilities to assist organise their classroom.
Are you prepared for the next Blooket?