B I N G O ! What do you think of? Bingo is a game that kids can play as soon as they recognize numbers. I have seen BINGO games with photos, clipart and letters as well.
I created BINGO cards to use with teacher training this year. The real challenge for teachers, will be to fill out the whole card, but getting newbies to try new ideas may be harder than I imagine, so BINGO it is.
There are several sites that offer free BINGO such as this list: http://bit.ly/17HNwhf. Some allow images, phrases, multi-word entries. On some sites you can set the size of the card to 5 x 5. 4 x 4, or something else. Be sure to read about the bingo type before spending a lot of time creating. Begin by making a list of words or images on a text document. I found myself editing the list numerous times while reviewing the .pdf created at the end.
The site I chose was: http://print-bingo.com/ This site allowed me to create a list of bingo words and it randomized the list for a certain umber of cards. Custom cards can be generated in 1, 2, or 4 per page formats. You can also customize the column headers (i.e. if you don’t want it to say BINGO at the top, you can change it!) I used this list for our teachers:
Make a Voice Thread Create a Twitter Account
Tried Evernote Read a blog
Make a Google Map Played an App Game
Edit a photo Played a puzzle app or online
Used a weather app Used a Health or Fitness app
Tried Shazaam Bookmark Keeper
Used Discovery Ed video Used a QR Code
Found DiscoveryED lesson Find YouTube Vid for class
Read Copyright page Make a Video for class
Share a GDoc w/class Made an Audio Recording
Added an App to Chrome Used PicCollage
Make Word Cloud Big Huge Labs Project
On this site, I chose 5 x 5 cards to print 2 on a page. A normal bingo game has 75 numbers. I used this above list and put it into the first column and selected any word for any column.
I am going to use this with my students as well. In our school students get their GMail in 6th grade and we go over skills for Docs, Calendar, Mail, searching and this year Chrome apps/extensions. So I’ll need to create 24 skills that I want students to understand when using Google.
You can choose just about any topic for BINGO with your class. Why not create a BINGO card of all the different things someone could do with the many DiscoveryEd resources!