Gamifying the Beginning of the Year: Using Wordwall to Gamify Class Expectations (Part 1)
The following series will explore tools for gamifying the beginning of the school year. Part 1 will look at a free tool called Wordwall.
What is Wordwall?
Wordwall is a free website that you can use to create a question bank and convert it into an electronic game of your choice, such as a quiz, gameshow, open the box, and so much more! It provides low-tech classrooms with a flexible tool for printing paper versions of the activities too!
How am I using it?
I created the following iPad expectations presentation for new students in our school.
How does it work?
I created the following tutorial for using Wordwall a few months ago. Essentially, teachers put together a series of questions in a question bank on Wordwall. Teachers choose which activity that they would like to have students play and display the game on a projector screen. Unlike Kahoot and other interactive games, students do not input their answers on devices. Instead, it creates a great opportunity to discuss questions and answers. Teachers can also share a link to the activity for students to study and complete on their own or print out a paper copy of the activity.
Check out my video tutorial: