Blooket is a fun new twist on your typical review game. It’s really great for leveling up student engagement, it’s so much fun for students to play, and it just brings that fun and energy back into the classroom when you’re reviewing concepts.
Login and Join Blooket
Without further ado, let’s get started. First, you will need to go to Blooket.com and as a teacher, I’m going to want to log in to start using Blooket. Now, in the top right hand, corner you’ll see there are two choices: login and sign-up. If you’ve never used Blooket before, you’re going to want to create an account.
The Blooket dashboard consists of: Discover, My Sets, Favorites, History, Homework, Play, Settings, Stats, Blooks, Market, News.
The discover section is a marketplace of all the sets that are popular on the platform. You can search for question sets with the search bar or just browse through the discovery section by scrolling down on the page. Some popular question sets are: “What Fast Food Place is This?” This question set has 29 questions and has been played 400,000 times. The “Thanksgiving Trivia” set has 24 questions and has been played 75,000 times. “Guess the Vegetable” has 24 questions and has been played 43,000 times.
The My Sets section allows you to create a set or discover sets. You can also click on the “Getting Started Tutorial”.
The favorites section allows you to save your favorite sets in your own curated list. Once you click on a set, you can click on the “favorite” button that will automatically save your set to your favorites.
The history section will show which games you have hosted.
You can assign homework in the homework section.
How can I provide a question set as homework for students to complete on their own?
First, find a question set in the Discover page or create one in the Create tab, then view it on your Dashboard. Now, on this question set, click Host and pick Tower of Doom, Factory, Crazy Kingdom, Tower Defense, or Café mode (these modes currently have homework options). Then click Assign HW, which will guide you through the procedure. Finally, it will provide you with a URL that students may use to access the game on their own time. They only need to click the link; they do not need to create an account.
How can I make a question set that I’ve developed available to another teacher?
Navigate to your dashboard and find the set you want to share. Then, to the right of the trash can, click/hover over the Gear/Cog icon. When this occurs, a few buttons should appear above it. One of them could remark, “Link.” If so, click the URL button, and the link will be copied for you to share. If the Link button does not show, your set is Private, and you must alter it by clicking the pencil symbol, then Edit Info, and changing the privacy option to Public.
Simply enter the GAME ID and click the arrow button. If you enter a valid game ID, then you will be able to join. The host of the game should provide you with the Game ID.
Click on the signup button. If you already have an account, you’ll want to click on the log-in button now, since I’ve already created a Blooket account, I’m just going to go ahead and click on the login button. Blooket is free to join, however, there are upgrades and monthly subscriptions.
Blooket Education Games Tutorial Video
Blooket has three subscription tiers as well as group pricing based on customized quotes. The free tier allows you to create and host games, as well as access to unique game types, question set search, and unlimited set modifications. At $2.99 per month billed yearly this is a steal but if that’s not enough then go for Plus at just under 3$ which includes all the benefits listed above plus early event invitations ! But what about Flex? Well unlike other services where users have limited abilities when canceling their subscriptions – here they can do so anytime without commitment!
Assign Homework in Blooket
Using the “HW” tab will take you to a page where it’s possible set up an assignment due date/time and goal. The assigned goals can either be minutes played in game mode or money earned while playing games online with other students on Blooket, depending upon what kind of learning experience is desired by teachers for their groups. Now that we have created our multiple choice question (MAXRESdefault), let’s head over towards generating codes so they may access these individualized gaming portals.
Getting Started With Blooket
Once you have logged in, you will see the Blooket dashboard. This dashboard here is going to be where you create your question set so you’ll see it here in the center. It says: you’ll need a question set to host.
I don’t have any question sets that I’ve created yet, which is why I see this here. If you have created question sets, they will be housed on this page that says “my sets”. So the first thing I want to do as a teacher to create a question set.
There are two great options for us to choose from; you’ll see a button that says create a set, and you’ll also see an option that says discover sets. Creating a set allows the teacher to create a question set from scratch. So let’s say, as the teacher, you have a set of review questions that you want your students to be responding to you would want to create a set so that you can import your own questions now.
Blooket Discover Sets
If you’re, just wanting to discover sets and see what other teachers out there have created, you can. Click on discover sets to see what already exist. I’m not going to be creating a question set, but really I’m going to be focusing here on this discover set section because there are so many incredible sets that teachers out there have already created. Click on discover, sets and you’ll see that there’s a page with tons and tons of different sets that you can choose from.
You also can search for a set. Let’s say I am a teacher looking to create a set or looking for a set out there about multiplication. I do have the ability to search for keywords here to find other sets that teachers have created about multiplication.
That’s just one example of how you can use that search bar. Click on the option that says “name that animal”. This is a great way to teach students about matching vocabulary, and words for different animals. You can try to match the picture to the animal’s name, and it’s great for people who love pets and all sorts of creatures. Furthermore, it’s just a fun game that you can try out to introduce Blooket to your students before you use It for a more high-stakes activity related to academics.
Randomization of Answers and Time Limit Personalization
There are all of the different questions, so there’s an image, and then it asks students to figure out what animal it is. Now, if we look at one of these questions, for example, where it says what animal is this, if I click on this drop down menu, that says show answers, it tells you four different choices that students can choose from.
There is a time limit so the teacher who created this set gives students 20 seconds to select the correct answer, and you’ll also see that there is this random answer order, meaning that the answers will be mixed for every student.
As a student, the way I receive this question might look differently from another student in the class who might have a different animal listed first. Now that we’ve taken a look at all the different questions, I’m going to go ahead and show you what it’s like to actually host this game, to try out with students.
What you’ll want to do is you’ll want to click on the button that says “host”. Now select the “game mode now” option. What makes Blooket unique and different than other learning apps is that you can do the same question set with students several different times, but have the interface look completely different. So this is a nice way to level up student engagement to get students really excited about all the different games that exist.
Blooket Game Modes
Some different games are tower defense, gold quest, and cafe game. Tower defense is an action packed, defensive chaos, that allows players to build towers to defend their castle by answering questions correctly.
How to Start a Game
Click on host game now and you’ll have a few settings that need to be adjusted before you can start the game. Click on the allow late join to allow students to join in the game later. If you don’t want students to join the game late, then you will need to uncheck that option. Click on the “use random names”, the last choice is “number of questions now right.”
This is automatically on 30 questions, meaning that students are going to be asked 30 different questions during this game. Now that might feel like a lot of questions, so you do have the ability to increase the number of questions, or reduce the number of questions, it’s kind of up to you as the teacher.
But you do have the ability to add many more questions, depending on how many are in the question. Now that everything is set – go to blooket.com play and enter the game id.
At this point, you’re all set up you’re ready to go. You are now going to want to instruct students to go to Blooket.com and have them enter the game id. Each game has a specific game ID that allows your students to play your game.
Booket Tower Defense and Strategy
Here is a strategy to consistently get to level 50. Levels 0-50 are relatively easy and can be beaten with consistency and placement. Simply focus on using unicorns and jesters.
First, space out your unicorns. Re-sell the chick and upgrade to the unicorn. Once you have the option, the get a jester.
Once you get the jester, place it in the middle to fortify the unicorn tower. Stick with the unicorns and investing in support isn’t needed. They’re not strong enough, especially in the later rounds. Remember, the focus is to set yourself up for the later rounds (after level 50).
The reason why you should focus on using unicorns and jesters is because they have a high firing rate and high attack damage (relatively). They are also cheap and you can purchase they in the earlier rounds. They also have high area damage which is important because if you look at this your towers only target the first evil blue and then they target the second and third and if you notice at the end the stronger blocks are at the end so if you don’t take out these weaker blocks, in the beginning, you’ll never take out the ones at the end. This is the reason why unicorns are really powerful because they are able to target and take out the first, second, and third enemy.
As you get closer to round 50, try to surround yourself with jesters. Spend all of your money on unicorns and place them right in the middle on the left side of the map. Leave the bottom of the map open for now.
To do owls strategically surrounding himself with gestures as you get adjusters as you get closer to round 50 to set yourself up for success but right now just dump all your money into getting these unicorns right in the middle and towards the left side of the map leave the bottom of the map. Save your money so you can make strategic purchases for rounds 50-100.
Save your coins. You don’t have to save your coins every round. For each 10 rounds, you’ll get more coins per question.
Here’s a useful list of tiers and tower specs for the Blooket Tower Defense game.
Learn Each Tower’s Strengths and How They Complement One Another.
Each tower has different fire rates and strengths and it’s important to know how each tower complements the other towers. For example, if a short-range tower is built in front of a long-range tower, attackers will just move around it because neither will strike them! Keep enemy troops within range at all times, which involves stacking numerous types of towers adjacent to each other.
What we’re saying here is don”t put all your defenses on just one side; doing this leaves too much room for maneuvering which can lead some hard levels to beat…. try alternating between sides when possible so things are even while also making sure not too leave yourself vulnerable
Understand the vulnerabilities of each opponent type.
To ensure that your strategy is successful, it’s imperative you know how much damage each type of tower deals and which enemies they are good against. You can quickly find this information by clicking on an enemy’s icon in the bottom left corner then looking at their stats box on our left; don’t forget about upgrades either! The BTD guide has all these details for us too – just take a look here when we’re done with world one.”
Collect all the stars on some levels
On some levels, collect all of the stars. Collect all three stars on each level to receive a perfect score and an additional 2,000 points!
You may think it’s not worth going back for any earlier levels but those two thousand can really help when you struggle in later ones. There is one trick I found that helps me find these gems easily – there are no bonuses awarded just by collecting them within 1 try so don’t forget about your surroundings or else you might miss out bigtime.
Collecting all the stars is a challenge in itself, but if you want to get them quickly and with as few tries as possible, then try restarting at Level 1 again after dying on any subsequent levels.
There are power-ups and extra life tokens hidden in earlier levels that you might have missed, so use them to earn stars on later ones! If your health gets low while chasing after a star rating (you can pause the game at any time), restock with some more lives or pick up items like unfair advantages. Collecting all three stars within one try will give an improved score.
The stars in this game are hard to earn, but they’re worth all the effort! It might take you a few tries to get all 3-stars. Don’t let yourself get discouraged; keep playing until you reach them again and then go ahead with your plan from before–you’ll earn 2k points per level extra if it’s only 1 step away instead of 2 steps like normal (level difficulties vary).
Stage levels are designed so that you can complete them with power-ups if necessary, but sometimes it is easier without them. Take the second stage in this game for example – while collecting lives was important back when I first started playing (and yes my blood was surely boiling), now it doesn’t matter anymore. You’ll find ways around most obstacles thanks to how many coins we’ve spent upgrading our towers or just having enough left over from earlier stages like Level 1.
Manage Your Power Up Usage
Remember that difficulty within stages is completely random (with the exception of stage 1, which is generally the easiest), so don’t let easy levels influence how you approach harder ones! If a level appears particularly challenging, consider whether achieving three stars is worth the 2k points; chances are, it will make the game more manageable.
Knowledge and experience are the greatest ways to pass the more difficult levels. You can use power-ups, but be mindful that they only last for so long before running out! If you happen to have extra lives or tokens left over from other levels on higher difficulties then go ahead and use them – But don’t forget about what happens when those are used up–they’re gone forever!!
Blooket Tower Defense Gameplay
Tower Defense is commonly thought to be a single game, but don’t be scared to look at replays from other players! As you play the levels over and again in your quest for glory it might occur that some strategies work better than others. If so, then go ahead and watch how they do things on different stages or even just one specific stage – there’s no shame with taking tips off of seasoned veterans after all 🙂 The next time something gets tough feel free to look at someone else’s replay before deciding whether this will achieve anything useful; sometimes what seems ineffective could actually save precious minutes which means hours saved plus rank increases to boot (and who doesn’t want those?).
By looking at other people’s games, you can get insight into how they approach level designs and find out what works for your play style. Of course, there is always trial-and-error in trying new strategies until finally find one that provides success! Be sure not to give up when defeated because all gamers have been where we are before, so know the lengths our minds will go through while playing these levels on repeat.”
The host has complete control of the game. They can choose whether or not late joiners are allowed, how many questions there will be in total for each student (between 1-5), and what teams/individuals it’s going to represent at any given time – meaning if you’re hosting an English exam, then only those who already passed could participate. Your students won’t even need a smartphone because they’ll access all aspects through our mobile app available on either Android devices OR iPhone apps store depending upon which type device(s) YOU prefer using when hosting a Blooket game.
Teachers Perspective and Students Perspective
There are two types of perspectives: teachers and students.
The student will go ahead and add the game ID and click the arrow button. You will be prompted to add a nickname and then wait for the teacher to start the game. As you’re waiting for other students to join, you can select your character and then wait for the teacher to begin the game.
As the teacher, you will press the “start” button once all the students are in the class. Once the game starts, I suggest projecting the teacher’s perspective on the white board to show students their progress. This is an exciting way to keep students competitive.
As a student, I’ll see a question. If I answer the question correctly than my character will progress along the screen (in the race game). The game ends once the first student answers 10 questions correctly.
At the end of the game each student can see the percentage of questions that were answered correctly. This is helpful as it will provide feedback to the students and the teachers about progress. There is also a leaderboard to show how different students performed.
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