A. Efficiency - 7.2
B. Functionality - 2
C. Design - 9.8
My Free Bingo Cards: An Engaging Classroom Tool!
Summary : Add Bingo to Your Classroom
My Free Bingo Cards allows users to create customized bingo cards for a variety of purposes. After launching the website, users are prompted to add information to their bingo cards that includes the title for the cards, the content for the cards (e.g., numbers, letters, words, answers, etc.), a theme for the cards (e.g., Halloween, vintage, notepad, etc.), grid size for the cards (e.g., 5×5, 4,×4, or 3×3), and additional options (e.g., add free space, make all words the same size, randomization of the cards, etc.). Once the content is added and the options selected, users must click the “Next Steps” button, which will show them a preview of the bingo cards. If satisfied, users can click the “Make Your Bingo Cards” button to get a printable PDF of their cards or they can choose to the “Play Online Option” that lets them mark their cards on the website. If users choose to make their cards into a PDF, the website creates 30 cards.
- At the beginning of the school year, teachers can administer a survey to their students that asks them general but personal questions, such as: (1) What is your favorite food?, (2) What is the most unusual place you have visited?, (3) What is your favorite holiday?, and more. After students complete and return the surveys, the teacher can use the information to make bingo cards using this website. The next day, teachers can pass out the bingo cards to their students and, in turn, students will walk around the classroom and match their classmates to their answer on the card. When there is a match, the student who the card describes must initial it. Teachers can either require all students to get a bingo or the first student who gets a bingo wins!
- As a general review, teachers can create bingo cards with answers to questions. Next, teachers can show students a problem or question on the board and students will have to search their card for the answer. The first student who successfully answers the questions to create a bingo on their card wins!
- To support vocabulary instruction, teachers can create cards that have vocabulary words on them. Next, teachers can say or project a word’s definition, and students will have to find it on their card. As they do, the student who gets bingo first wins!
- For a math activity, teachers can create cards with solutions to math problems. Next, teachers can project a math problem on the board, and students will have to solve it and then match their answer to their card. The first student who gets bingo wins!
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|B3. Ability to Save Progress|
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|C2. Ease of Use|
|C5. Screen Design|
|C6. Information Presentation|
|C7. Media Integration|
|C8. Free of Distractors|