Blooket, the game-based edtech platform, provides various opportunities for students to engage in learning activities to develop new content knowledge as well as build on prior learning.
For an overview of Blooket and more specifics of the many features and its applicability within the K-12 learning environment, check out What is Blooket and How Does It Work? Tips and Tricks.
This sample elementary school lesson plan is focused on using Booklet to teach counting. However, there is a wide range of topics and subjects within the Blooket platform that can be incorporated in other lessons and grade levels.
Grade Band: Elementary
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
- Skip count
Blooket Lesson Plan Starter
To begin the lesson, use one of the Brain Teasers within the Blooket platform. The Brain Teaser does not have to be related to counting as its main purpose is to get students’ thinking activated. And in this lesson, using one of the Brain Teasers offered through Blooket will also introduce and help students gain some familiarity with the Blooket platform.
After the Brain Teasers, use an already created overview of skip counting to teach students about counting. You may want to use a slide based platform such as Google Slides or Flip to teach this background content to students. As an alternative, you could create a VoiceThread with your recorded voice over the slides. The VoiceThread would allow students to review the content as many times as needed before and after engaging guided practice.
Once the students have enough information about counting, it is time to practice (the fun part!). Choose one of the games that is related to counting and that has already been created and shared within the Blooklet platform for your students to practice skip counting games. To do this, go to the “Discover” search option and enter “skip counting.” You can host a game first so the class can play together. A QR code, Game ID, and URL link that you can put within your LMS will be provided with directions so your students can join.
After the students have played as a class, you can allow them to choose a different skip counting game and play individually or in teams. An option is available for the games to end based on an allotted amount of time, or once each student reaches a certain point. Think about your students and the learning goals for the lesson, and decide which one game timing option is best.
Blooket has many games within each topic area, which means that engagement in learning can extend past this lesson. You may also want students, who are ready, to explore other types of counting games that are available through Blooket. Go through the different options and have them ready to assign to students for extended learning opportunities. It might be helpful to have the list linked to your classroom LMS or even create a one page infographic through Canva with the information.
Can Blooket Be Used at Home?
Absolutely! In fact, Blooket offers a “Homework” feature through which teachers can assign their students games to play at home. While students may not be eager to engage in traditional homework, I imagine that being assigned to play a game would be welcomed. In addition, parents will know that their children are engaged in learning at home while having fun.
How Can I Keep Track of Student Progress?
The online Blooket teacher account offers analytics to support teachers in tracking the progress of their students. In addition to being able to view students’ history of games played, also available are statistics on time played, total points earned, and wins. Having this kind of data is helpful to see the types of games and questions in which students are thriving, as well as those that may be more challenging to them.
Blooket is bright, fun, and mostly importantly, connected to academic learning. Try this lesson plan to teach and engage your elementary students in skip counting, or explore other game sets on the Blooket platform to support your lesson.