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Blooket

Blooket is a trivia and review tool that allows educators to “level up classroom engagement” (Blooket, 2021, para. 1). Blooket is a gamified learning platform where teachers host games through question sets and students answer on their own devices. This is an assessment-centered tool, specifically formative assessment. When students get correct answers, they receive points, which allow them to buy and sell ‘Blooks’. On Blooket there are hundreds of premade question sets for you to use or you have the option to make your own set unique to your class. This new take on reviewing or practicing material can increase student engagement and excitement.

Keywords: Behaviorism, Polls, Quizzes

Tool Snapshot

Price Blooket Starter: Free forever; Blooket Plus: $2.99/month; Blooket Plus Flex: $4.99/month 
Learning Behaviorism 
Ease of Use ★★★★★
Privacy ★★★✩✩  
Accessibility ★★✩✩✩
Class Size 60 students/game maximum
Login Yes
ISTE*S Empowered Learner
COPPA/ FERPA Yes as long as “parental consent” or “school consent” is provided

Types of Learning

Behaviorism is about learning through interactions within an environment. The most prominent example is positive reinforcement. When students get a correct answer on Blooket, they receive points. This shapes their behavior by encouraging them to learn more in order to get more points. 

Ease of Use

We gave this tool a rating of 5 stars for ease of use. There is minimal instruction needed and the website navigation is straight forward. After signing up with your email, you can get started right away by creating a game or question sets. Unfortunately, there is not a FAQ page on the website however, there is a getting started tutorial for teachers.

Privacy

We gave this tool a rating of 3 stars for privacy. The user (who must be older than 13) does have to share personally identifiable information such as first and last name and email address when registering to use the tool. Other information, such as Internet use, device type, and location when using the tool, are also collected. The privacy policy clearly states what information is collected and what they do with the information. It seems as though you can not necessarily choose what information is collected, but schools and parents can request that student data is removed. Blooket’s privacy policy states that “Blooket collects the minimal amount of information from students necessary to utilize our Service: we ask student who are invited to play the games or participate in homework to only create a username. Students who join as users with parental consent or who are above specified ages only provide names, email addresses and usernames” (para. 24). 

Accessibility

We gave this tool a rating of 2 stars for accessibility. There does not seem to be an accessibility statement provided by Blooket. You are not able to use Blooket solely through a keyboard – a computer mouse or computer pad must be used. Accessibility could be improved by supporting screen readers, alternative methods of navigation, and text-to-speech and speech-to-text features when asking or answering the questions.

ISTE Standards for Students 

Blooket Overview Video

 

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Blooket & the SAMR Model

Dr. Ruben Puentedura’s SAMR model offers a lens for examining how technology is adopted in a classroom. As you strive to incorporate online tools into your classroom, we encourage you to use this model as an analytic tool. 

Here is an example of how Blooket might fit within the SAMR model: 

With technology developing quicker than ever, it is crucial we implement it into education. We hope you can consider Blooket as one example of how technology can enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of material.

Learning Activities

Using Blooket for Formative Assessment

All of the games discussed above allow for direct feedback for both the student and the teacher. For the student, they can see which question(s) they got wrong in real time. This will allow the student to identify what material to look at in more detail. For the teacher, you are able to see whether your students are fully comprehending and understanding the information you are teaching during a session. By analyzing student responses after each session, you can see what topic areas students did not fully understand and discuss them further before moving on to the next topic.

Resources

How to Use Blooket

Image of the Blooket sign up screen.
Image of the Blooket sign up screen with username input field.
Image of the Blooket dashboard.
Image of the Blooket sidebar (News, My Sets, Favorites, Homework, and History).
Image of Booklet create a question set screen.
Image of Blooket Join a Game screen.

Related Research

Authors

This page was created by Bridget Lombardi, Courtney Masse, and Connor Power.

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