Wipe out the academic differences with digital games that teach, entertain, and engage your students. Encouraging physical activity is an important bonus!
There is no subject or topic you cannot take with you outside of the classroom, with the Wittario app in your pocket. To show how easy it is to make games that your students find fun, educational and interesting, we have set up three example games that you can test with the students right away.
With Wittario, only your imagination sets the limits when it comes to what kind of game you can make. With several different ways to get answers, based on what kind of questions you ask, you can create simple quizzes, in-depth tests, and maybe even other types of games to find out how your students are doing.
With AR and multiple-choice questions, players can choose an answer from different options, while those with free text, photo, and video forces the player to think more, and give the answers themselves. The fact that the students can formulate the answers themselves means that you can use Wittario as a tool not only at school, but also after school. Namely when it comes to homework.
Homework should be used to repeat and reinforce the learning done at school, and here Wittario is an invaluable tool. Homework is an incredibly effective way to connect home and school more, and in these times this is extra important. With Wittario, teachers can easily share games and assignments with students digitally.
With the flexibility Wittario offers, there are few excuses that hold true if a game is not completed. There are two different types of games: geographical games and distance games. With geographic games, students can walk a predetermined route that you have created using a map. This works very well when the students are physically together.
However, this is not always a possibility these days, and this is where distance games comes in. With distance games, students can play anytime, anywhere. All they need is an outdoor area and access to a mobile network; this is about distance and not geography. Based on the length set in the game, students must walk a certain distance between each question. It can be 25 meters, 50, 100 or more, you as the gamemaster decides the distance.
The game deals with the science subject and is well suited for outdoor school together with several other subjects.
The purpose is to shed light on some topics that you can carry in your school bag.
What is good infection control, and what rules apply?
Use Wittario for homework. This game is a distance game that is a good example of lexicography with Wittario. Here, students are asked questions about human rights.
Find the three finished games here and get started!
These are just three examples of what you can do. If you become a Manager in Wittario, you have access to over 200 ready-made games that you can set up in less than 30 seconds. When you download a game, you have full control over the content, and can change, remove, or add as many questions as you want. This is a good source of inspiration for many teachers! If none of the ready-made games work for you, you can easily set up a game yourself.
Wittario has been selected as one of ten technology companies that have been placed in Telia Startup – a program that mentors companies that use communication technology.
Prestrud school in Hamar municipality, have tested Wittario on some of its students and the verdict is clear: THIS we are going to use much more in the future!
Wittario's game educator Bjørn Christensen was part of the podcast "Rekk opp Hånda".