As an educator, I am always searching for new and creative methods to engage my students and promote learning. Two prominent educational games that have gained popularity in recent years are Blooket and Gimkit. Although both platforms are designed to make learning enjoyable and interactive, each has its own unique set of features and advantages.
Blooket is an online gaming platform that offers a variety of self-learning games. Students have found it appealing because it is user-friendly and provides an immersive learning experience. Blooket offers several game modes, including quiz mode, race mode, and random mode. The quizzes on Blooket can be customized by teachers or students, making it an excellent tool for tailored learning. Furthermore, Blooket has an extensive library of pre-made quizzes on various topics, making it a helpful self-learning resource. I have developed exciting English language learning sets using Blooket, which teachers and students can access on this site. These game sets aim to make learning engaging and enjoyable, while also enhancing language proficiency. Among the most popular sets with students are Cafe, Monster Brawl, and Tower Defense. Give them a try to see how they can improve your classroom or English/Japanese language skills.
Gimkit, on the other hand, is a gaming platform designed specifically for the classroom setting. Gimkit games are multiplayer activities that can be played in real-time, making them ideal for group learning. The game encourages students to compete with one another, promoting healthy competition and keeping students motivated. One of Gimkit's unique features is that it allows teachers to customize the game based on the topic being taught. Additionally, teachers can modify the difficulty level of the questions, making it easier or more difficult based on the students' skill levels. I enjoy using Gimkit because it is highly interactive and engages students of all levels. One of its most exceptional features is the ability to host live 2D games. My students love playing games like Snow Brawl, Tag: Dominion, Snowy Survival, and Capture the Flag. To join the games I host, be sure to follow me on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
In addition to the engaging gameplay and learning opportunities offered by Gimkit and Blooket, both platforms also offer rewards for students who participate and excel in the games. In Gimkit, students earn virtual coins called "Gimkit coins" for answering questions correctly and winning games. These coins can be used to purchase different avatars, backgrounds, and power-ups to enhance the gaming experience. This incentivizes students to participate and do their best in the games, which ultimately leads to better learning outcomes. Similarly, Blooket offers "Blooket coins" which can be used to dress up a student's profile, giving them a sense of achievement and personalization. These rewards add an extra layer of motivation for students and make the learning process more enjoyable.
As a final note, both Gimkit and Blooket are competitively priced platforms, they also offer an easy way to import sets from other flashcard tools like Quizlet. So make sure you give the a go.
Attention all teachers and trainers! Are you tired of using the same old presentation software for your classroom quizzes? Are you looking for a solution that offers more engagement, flexibility, and affordability? Look no further than AhaSlides!
AhaSlides is a cloud-based presentation solution that is designed to help organizations create, edit, and manage custom presentations for classrooms, events, conferences, meetings, and more. The platform is perfect for teachers or trainers who are looking to take their presentation game to the next level by creating interactive and engaging content that keep their students interested and excited about learning.
One of the best features of AhaSlides is the vast variety of templates that it offers. These templates are designed to help teachers create presentations that are visually appealing and engaging for their students. From interactive quizzes and polls to live charts and Q&A sessions, AhaSlides has it all. And the best part? These templates are fully customizable, meaning that teachers can tailor their presentations to fit the specific needs of their students.
Another great feature of AhaSlides is its gamification capabilities. Teachers can use this feature to create quizzes and games that make learning fun and interactive for their students. With AhaSlides, teachers can create different kinds of questionnaires or competitions that will challenge their students while keeping them engaged and interested in the subject matter.
The voice support feature of AhaSlides is another standout feature. With voice support via mobile devices, teachers can easily add narration to their presentations, making it easier for their students to follow along and understand the subject matter.
AhaSlides also offers multilingual translations, which is great for teachers who have students from different language backgrounds. This feature makes it easier for teachers to reach out to their students and help them understand the material regardless of their native language.
In addition to its user-friendly interface, AhaSlides is also highly affordable when compared to other competing software. The platform is available on monthly and annual pricing, making it accessible to all kinds of educators and organizations. Support is also extended via email, chat, and other online measures, ensuring that teachers can get the help they need whenever they need it.
So why stick to outdated presentation software when you can switch to AhaSlides and take your teaching game to the next level? Give it a try for free and see the difference it can make in your classroom engagement and results! Note the free version of AhaSlides is limited to 7 participants.
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I am an experienced teacher and coach of English as a Second Language in Japan. I'll use this space to talk about the various tools I use in the classroom.