I am a huge believer in the power of Socrative for review games and assessment in the classroom, but have you tried Gimkit? I learned about it at NCSS and instantly fell in love with it! Gimkit can be used in any classroom to introduce or review concepts; it’s like a mashup of Kahoot! and Quizlet on steroids! No seriously, my kids ask to play it like every day…
The live gameplay is fast-paced and engaging like a game show, but when it’s assigned for independent practice, Gimkit functions more like flash cards. You can use either the Quizlet import feature or the collaborative quiz-building KitCollab mode, you can create a Gimkit game in a few minutes.
How I start a unit with Gimkit?
I actually start a unit with my AP class by having them take out the review book and start submitting questions to the Gimkit for each unit. This makes it easy to insert an interactive review game into your lesson with minimal prep. Whenever we finish a lesson early we play the Gimkit THEY created and we do it before a unit test.
Assign Gimkit as an Assignment
Teachers can also use the assignments feature to give homework. You set a due date, and students work through the kit at their own pace, answering questions until they reach a set goal. They even added an among us game option for questions..
Assignments are an ideal way to keep students engaged while letting them play Gimkit on their own time. With more of you using Assignments because of the pandemic, we were able to map out improvements and implement them over the summer.
If you can’t tell I love Gimkit… It’s seriously the best learning tool I discovered this year!