Everyone must have heard about WORDLE by now. It’s a free game you can play from The New York Times. It involves problem-solving and word power. It reminds me of Mastermind, except for words.
Here are some resources for using Wordle in the classroom, along with some spinoffs.
- Using Wordle in the math classroom.
- Here’s an extensive list of ways to use Wordle in the classroom.
- Try out Worldle - A geography slant. You try to guess a location by using Google Street view.
- Crosswordle - This adds a crossword puzzle twist.
- Heardle - Test your music knowledge. Try to guess the artist and title in as few tries as possible.
- Lordle of the Rings - Test your knowledge of Tolkien vocabulary.
- Ooodle - This is like Wordle, but you're trying to guess numbers in a sequence instead. Make sure you know your order of operations.
- Nerdle - This is for math lovers.
- Weddle - Like Wordle, except it tests your NFL knowledge (thanks Perry). It’s incredible how many spinoff games you can find.
Games are fun and can increase student engagement levels.
If you’re looking for a low-tech review game option, check out Grudgeball. It’s fun, but only if you use it sparingly.