Baamboozle

Baamboozle is a tool that allows you to create games for your classes. The tool is very easy to use. It is free so just sign up and start creating your game for your class. You can also use the games existed on Baamboozle. Browse the library and choose the most suitable game to play. You can assign different point values for each question depending on the difficulty of the question. You can edit later. You can make your game public or private.
You can use the games to warm up, energize your classes. You can review or introduce a new topic. It can be used as an assessment tool. You can create games for vocabulary and grammar revision or reading comprehension.

What I liked most?
The players don’t choose from the options provided by the teacher. They must produce their own answers. Study mode permits the students to revise before the game.

Once you are ready to play you can divide your class into teams and then choose the game option and play.

Padlet, an old friend with new features

I want to share some features of Padlet or with its former name wallwisher. Padlet is an online noticeboard. They say

“We give you a blank wall.

You put anything you want on it, anywhere.

Simple, yet powerful”

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All you have to do is to sign up if you don’t have an account and start creating your wall. I really love the idea of keeping it as a pdf file and printing the wall for the displaying on the real classroom walls.

 

padlet 3

 

Some links for ideas:

 

Wallwisher in the Classroom

Fantastic ways to use wallwisher in the classroom

Using Wallwisher in the Classroom. Especially don’t miss Tom Barrett’s slideshow.

Wallwisher – 105 Classroom ideas on Sean Banville’s blog  

How to use Padlet.com in the classroom on The padlet/wallwisher blog