I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find myself in a bit of a teaching rut. Using the same websites, apps and activities to help students review before summative assessments. Now don’t get me wrong, there is NOTHING wrong with tried and true activities (Kahoot, I am talking to you!). But it can also be nice to mix things up! That’s why today I am going to share with you a few of my favourite review activities.
Review Activity 1 – Blooket
Blooket is very similar to Kahoot. Teachers can create their own question sets or discover ones that others have made. What makes Blooket different is that students participate in games with rewards for answering questions. Not only does this boost engagement but the same students won’t be on the leaderboard over and over again because there is an element of chance involved.
Blooket also provides teachers with detailed score reports and question analysis.
Review Activity 2 – Digital Escape Rooms
I love virtual escape rooms because they are engaging review that involve essentially no prep or marking. Students get instant feedback and immediately know which concepts they need to continue reviewing before the test.
Plus, I have digital escape rooms that are aligned with the Alberta Program of Studies for Science and Math! So you can rest assured that students will be practicing exactly what they need to know. Click here to check them out! Want to learn more about using Digital Escape Rooms, check out this blog post to learn all of my tips and tricks.
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Review Activity 3 – EdPuzzle
Ed Puzzle takes any video and turns it into a lesson. Students answer questions as the video plays. As the teacher, you get reports on how well students know the material.
There are a ton of great EdPuzzles that are already created. One that I have used before is called Field Trip, Animal Adaptations. It works great for an ecosystems unit!
Another great aspect of EdPuzzle is that students can work at their own pace.
What are you waiting for? Venture out and try one of these review activities today! Then be sure to send me a DM on instagram and let me know how it went.