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Gimkit - Interactive Games

 


Gimkit is currently my favorite class game and the students are asking to play it.

Gimkit takes the best of Kahoot and Quizizz and adds a little more.  It’s a 10 minute game, students can play on their own or as a team.  As they answer questions correctly they earn money which can be used to get powers to help them advance in the game.

I've found that students who won't do or don't do their classwork will easily answer 20-30 questions about the topic while playing this game.  Similar to the other games, you can get an excel report after the game with all the data you need.

I've found the most success this year occurs when I give the students a percentage.  I will say if you get a 85% or higher on this, I will excuse you from the classwork or homework.  In my class of 26 students I had 23 students get that 85% or higher on rules of exponents which told me exactly who I needed to reach out to for extra help.  The average number of questions answered when I present this challenge is 35 which is 25 more than the classwork I had prepared to assigned them.  

The one down side to Gimkit is the price.  After 30 days of a free trial you can either pay by month and it's $4.99 or yearly for $59.88 otherwise you will lose some of the features which you may have come to love.

My suggestion is, if you love it as much as my students and I have, ask your administration about purchasing a license, look into grants, or use Donorchoose to get the funding for it.  

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