MLT can often be intimidating for teachers because of the abundance of vocabulary and terms that students (and teachers!) need to know.
There is no shortage of teacher tech tools out there (Gimkit, Kahoot) that teachers can use to reinforce these terms in a fun way. After trying all of them, I must say that my students absolute favorite these days is Blooket. And the best part? It's absolutely free!
Students love it for a number of reasons:
How to Play
The nice folks at Blooket (pronounced "Blue-kit" apparently) have created several tutorials for how to get started. This one explains the basics:
I usually just play these games live, and haven't assigned them as homework (only certain games allow students to play solo). Students can play these on iPads, Chromebooks or their smart phones. My students' favorites are:
How I Use Blooket
I generally use Blooket to 1. reinforce vocabulary, and 2. give students practice connecting tonal solfege and rhythm syllables to music notation. I have found that even my most surly 8th graders love spending 5 minutes each class on a Blooket.
If you are an MLT teacher, and would like to use some of my sets, well, you have come to the right place! Please enjoy my growing list of Blooket games.
I hope you and your students enjoy Blooket as much as we do. Its fun and competitive spirit are a boon to my classroom, and give students an opportunity to practice skills on their own.