So far, this has had a huge impact on student engagement - in particular, surprisingly, with a Year 11 group, who have been quite tricky over the past year. I had some really positive feedback from them for the first time in ages. I haven't seen them that excited about anything in a while, despite my best efforts. Last lesson I allowed them to go on Zondle once they had finished their work and by the end of the lesson almost all of them were tapping away (except for 2 or 3 who chose Memrise instead - this is also a fantastic website, by the way). I should also add that this lesson was Period 5 on a Friday!
Reasons to use Zondle:
1. You can create your own games for free.
2. It allows you to choose the format for each question.
3. There are also ready-made games (some of which are free).
4. Students earn points (zollars) which they can buy prizes with (you choose the prizes! ie. 1500 zollars = lolly pop)
5. You can track your students and make sure they've done their vocabulary learning homework/revision for exams.
6. Lots of fun games to choose from.
7. Allows you to award extra zollars for good behaviour/effort.
8. Allows you to give badges (there are some already made or you can make your own) to your students.
9. You can take snapshots of their results to enable you to see progress over time.
10. You can easily monitor your students' progress and see which vocabulary they need to spend more time on.
11. Students don't need an email address to sign up.
12. You can reset their login details if they forget them.
If any of you are interested, I have already uploaded vocabulary for the GCSE Spanish topics and these are on sale in the Zondle marketplace. They are really cheap too and would save you a lot of typing!