What a great surprise to find the new game JUMBLE on Kahoot! live and ready to play. If you haven't played Kahoot! yet in your language class, you need to drop everything and head over there to check it out. It's simply one of the most engaging "clicker" games to review vocabulary, grammar, or cultural items. Every Spanish teacher should be using it. I'll write another more in-depth post about classic Kahoot! another time but I'm excited to be test driving the new game described below.
Now Kahoot! has just released JUMBLE. In this game, students receive a clue with four answers listed below. Instead of choosing one answer, players reorder the choices. For example, if the clue is "Place these Spanish Holidays in order from first to last during the year" with these four options: El Día de Los Muertos, Los Reyes, El Cinco de Mayo, and La Semana Santa, then the answer would be the following:
Los Reyes, La Semana Santa, El Cinco de Mayo, El Dia de Los Muertos.
As you can see, this would be a great way to test for comprehension of TPRS books or other readings. Order your events in the story and Jumble will mix them up for the game. It's just another great way to provide comprehensible input in a game situation.
There are many more possibilities I'm looking forward to exploring. I made up a simple Latin America geography quiz for my Spanish classes since we are studying Kristy Placido's TPRS novel Noche de Oro and Chris Mercer's TPRS novel Todo Lo Que Brilla which take place in Costa Rica and Ecuador. I broke up the names of places into four separate letter bundles and then students had to reorder them to spell the name of the place in Central or South America. My students loved it and now it's just a question of eking out enough time to make more of these fun review games.
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