We are happy to announce that we have a new answer mode for the quiz in the Bound Creator: the Cloze!
Again and again we receive messages from the community with wishes and suggestions for Actionbound . We are happy to announce that another new feature has made it into the Creator!
From now on you can ask cloze quiz questions. The feature can be found in the "Quiz" element under the different answer modes. You can create as many gaps as you want. Also here you can give partial points for not completely correctly solved questions via "Locker score".
How to create your cloze task:
In your Bound Creator you will find the cloze in the Quiz element at the very bottom when you select the answer mode.
You can easily mark your gaps in your text element with curly brackets. Be careful not to put a space after the brackets, otherwise this will be part of the correct answer.
Tip: For long texts, you can specify the missing words in the task.
Have fun trying it out and we are looking forward to your feedback!
Send us your cloze tasks via Instagram or Facebook! We are always happy about links.
Introducing New Topics
It can be hard to get students excited about a new topic, especially when homeschooling. An emotional response to a topic can often help get students excited. But how can you create that kind of excitement? Short, entertaining games are often especially good. With gamification– the combination of educational materials and parts of a game– information can be transmitted in a fun and creative manner.
At the beginning of a new topic, you can prepare a Bound for your students. You can awaken their interest using quizzes and creative tasks, then use multimedia tasks and quizzes to deepen their understanding. Students can simply play the Bounds from home. Since smartphones are everywhere, this is an easy way to get students started
You can also use Actionbound to get a sense of where how your students are doing with the material. You can find out how much they know already or, if you’re midway through a topic, you can test how much they know and are likely to retain. A Bound is also an ideal way to reinforce materials that have already been taught– and without reinforcement, the best pedagogy often comes to naught. Neural pathways have to be reinforced so that information can be retained over the long run. You can use a short quiz Bound to get a quick and easy sense for how your students are doing. Education assessment at a distance– Actionbound makes it easy.
Let students make their own Bounds
Your students needn’t just be passive consumers of information. They can be makers, too. Using our Instant Account feature (automatically included with teacher and educational accounts), you can make accounts for individual students, while retaining control of the material they produce. Students can create Bounds for one another and become their own teachers! After all, we always learn the most, when we help others to learn. Instead of asking them to give a presentation, try asking students to develop Bounds, in which the students themselves can determine the topics and experiment with different pedagogical methods.
Students can easily use their own photos and video. Bounds can also be created collaboratively, making them perfect for (socially-distanced) group projects. Individual Bound elements can be combined into a unified whole, without students needing to meet in person. A Bound can easily be created with the help of a video chat. Or the tasks can be divided up ahead of time, so that each student can contribute one part of a Bound that the teacher will manage.
Turn your teaching on its head! Instead of introducing new material in class and then applying it in the homework, do it the other way around– with Actionbound! Let your students get comfortable with new material using a Bound, which can then be played and discussed in class.
You and your students can create simple Bounds right away that you can play immediately. Our tip: Let your students choose their own topic (e.g. their favorite band or the neigborhood where they live) for their first Bound. That way, they’ll get comfortable with the software before they move on to other projects. The older your students, the more ambitious the projects they can complete. For more complex projects, a detailed introduction to the software and its capabilities is advantageous.
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No schools. No day care. No office, and lots of social isolation. We’re all facing enormous personal and societal challenges at the moment. Fortunately, the internet helps us stay in touch. It even helps us learn at a distance! Actionbound is trying to support instruction at home with free access for teachers until the end of April.
With Actionbound, creating digital, game-like scavenger hunts or quiz games is child’s play. These “Bounds” can then be played by students using the Actionbound app. You can create Bounds to your own specifications and to meet the demands of your instruction. You can include many different elements, including quizzes, tasks, media such as videos and audio files, and much more. You don’t need to know anything about programming– in fact, the Bound Creator on our website has been recognized for its ease of use more than once.
Gamification can make learning fun. It can also help take our minds off our troubles and cares. Let your students play together, even when they’re far apart! For your Bounds, you’ll always receive an overview of the results, which you can process as you see fit. Start a Bound Challenge. You can find out how
Right now, solidarity is the name of the game. Thanks to the Bound sharing function, you can share your Bounds with other licensed users. They can then customize the content to their needs. So if you’ve created a great Bound on a particular subject, why not share it with your colleagues!
You can post your Bounds to our forum, where your colleagues can play them and maybe even make a copy.
Your students can also create their own Bounds. Our school and teacher’s licenses include Instant Accounts, which can be used to protect your students’ privacy (in accordance with GDPR), without forcing your students to register for an account. Moreover, you’ll have complete control over their Bounds.
To make it easier for you to get started have a look at our Step by Step Guide
Your goal as a teacher is to inspire your students with attractive and contemporary lessons? Actionbound can help!
Using Actionbound you can easily create digital educational adventures that use the playful approach of a scavenger hunt. Your students can then use the Actionbound app to play the so-called Bounds.
Create your own Bounds according to your wishes and the demands of your lesson planning. You can combine a variety of different elements– quizzes, tasks, media, GPS-coordinates, QR-Codes, and many more. You don’t need to be able to program– in fact, the Bound creator at www.actionbound.com has received a number of accolades for its ease of use.
Versatile and Interdisciplinary
The method is suitable for all subjects. It’s perfect for field trips, but is also ideal for working on projects– students can create their own bounds for different themes, which the other pupils can then play. You can also use Actionbound to create a customized tour of your city or town for your students. Examples of other use cases include botanical tours, local history tours, historical political tours, or mathematical journeys of discovery.
„In an educational setting, the digital scavenger hunt is especially interesting,as the borders of the educational space of the school are broken and the pedagogy extends into the everyday lives of the students.
In terms of the content, Actionbound is a tool with lots of potential applications. So long as a spirit of discovery promises to contribute to student success, Actionbound can play a role. It could be used in preparing students for a trip to a museum or for a field trip with real connection to the syllabus, such as a courthouse scavenger hunt or identifying plants."
Regional Academy for Continuing Education and Professional Development
Actionbound Background and Introduction (German)
„Cooperation in groups also develops students’ social skills. Using tablets really motivates students.“
Schreiber, Ch. & Schulz, K. (2017) Actionbound – virtuelle Schnitzeljagd. Mathematische Aspekte in der Umwelt spielerisch entdecken. Mathematik differenziert, 1/2017, 22-25
„Actionbound is a contemporary tool that shows the potential of smartphones in educational settings in an impressive form.“
Baier, F. & Gottein H.-P. (2016) Mobile Learning am Beispiel Actionbound. Pädagogische Hochschule Salzburg, Hochschulschrift - PHScript 10 Schwerpunkt MEDIEN, 47-52, German
Literature as well as more information about using Actionbound in schools is available Google
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Actionbound wird bereits an vielen Schulen genutzt und wurde mehrfach ausgezeichnet.
The Teacher’s and Educational Licenses have been specially developed for pedagogical use. They’ll make it easy for you to get started. As a teacher you can use these licenses without any limitation in terms of the number of participants or the Bounds created. Your pupils can also create their own Bounds using your Teacher’s License– so it’s simple for you to protect your student’s privacy.