Widget Examples

This page shows a few examples of widgets that can be created with BookWidgets. These widgets are of course not fixed, but can serve as inspiration for creating your own widgets with your own content.

Select a subject below, click on any of the examples to try it out, and optionally create a copy in your account to adapt it for your own course or subject.

Finally, if you have a nice idea of how to use a certain widget for a specific subject, we would love to hear it!

Introduce or practice vocabulary

Bingo Card

A fun game to introduce or practice vocabulary. The teacher either reads out the definition of a word in French, or the English translation of the word; the student checks off the corresponding word from his bingo card. The first to have 5 words in a row wins

Learn to read

Bingo Card

A fun way to learn the younger ones to read. Every student gets a bingo card with sight words (such as the ones from the Dolch word list) on it. As the teacher reads out the words one by one, the student checks off the corresponding word from his card. The first to check off 5 words in a row wins.

Practice vocabulary

Crossword

Practice animal names by filling the crossword with the names that correspond to the description.

Practice vocabulary

Hangman

Practice animal names by playing a Hangman game.

Learn Foreign Vocabulary

Hotspot Image

Use a clickable picture to hear the name and pronunciation of things.

Speaking Exercise

Image Viewer

Let students pan and zoom around an image, and describe what they see.

Introduce basic vocabulary

Jigsaw Puzzle

Complete this puzzle of a bedroom.

Practice foreign language vocabulary

Memory Game

Train Spanish vocabulary using a classic memory game.

Speaking exercise

Random Images

The student gets 2 random images of flowers, and has to describe what they see in these pictures.

Practice conjugations

Randomness

Let the student create a grammatically correct sentence by combining a randomly selected subject, verb, and tense.

Interdependant groups

Randomness

Speaking exercise

Randomness

Tickle your student's imagination and let them write an inspiring story about a combination of a random everyday object, a person or animal, and a place.

Draw about a poem

Split Whiteboard

Let students describe the contents of a text with a drawing.

Reading Comprehension

Split Worksheet

A reading comprehension exercise. The left hand side contains a worksheet with questions about the text on the right hand side.

Speaking activity

TipTiles

Translate and talk about various pictures. If necessary, the student can access spoken or textual hints about the picture.

Practice vocabulary

Word Search

Search for animal names in a word puzzle. Increase the difficulty by using translations instead of the actual words.

Understand mathematical functions

Active Plot

An interactive plot of the sine function. The student can experiment with changing the various parameters of the function and immediately see the effect on the plot.

Practice additions, subtractions, multiplications, ...

Arithmetic

This example lets the student practice sums that add up to 10.

Practice clock reading

Bingo Card

A fun game to practice reading the clock. The teacher reads out different times of day, and the student checks off the corresponding clocks his. The first student to have 5 clocks in a row wins.

Visualize quantities

Chart

Let the student enter quantities, and immediately see the result in the charts.

Instant feedback with a short exit poll

Exit Slip

Ask your students 2 very short questions at the end of your class on square roots, so you can get feedback for tomorrow's class

Practice mathematical expressions

Memory Game

Match pairs of different expressions that yield the same result.

Practice mathematical expressions

PairMatching

Match pairs of different expressions that yield the same result.

Practice geometrical areas

PairMatching

Compute the area of various geometrical figures, and match them up with the results.

Practice mathematical expressions

PairMatching

Pair up various mathematical expressions with a corresponding expression, result, or drawing.

Live probability experiment

Randomness

Perform a live probability experiment by repeatedly rolling dice, and recording the results.

Live probability experiment

Randomness

Perform a live probability experiment by repeatedly tossing a coin, and recording the results.

Practice multiplication tables

Randomness

Learn the multiplication tables by repeating lots of different multiplications. In this example, every number is only listed once, making each of them equally likely to turn up. Make the exercise more challenging by removing the easy numbers 1 and 10, and adding more instances of the numbers 7 and 8 (so they are more likely to come up).

Visualize differences

Before/After

Compare photos of sceneries before and after the seasons change.

Practice maps & landmarks

Flash Cards

Train the maps and landmarks of various cities and countries of Europe

Visualize locations on a map

Google Maps

A map with location markers on several Trappist breweries in Belgium.

Visualize properties of places

Hotspot Image

A map of Europe, where each country can be clicked to see its flag.

Show a series of clickable annotated images

Image Carousel

A carousel of images describing several cities in Italy. Each image has 'hot spots' that can be clicked to get more details about a certain part of the picture.

Practice maps

Jigsaw Puzzle

Put together all the pieces of this map of the U.S.A.

Practice European capitals

PairMatching

Pair up European capitals with their landmarks.

Support visually or reading impaired students in tests

Quiz

By adding audio to your quizzes or worksheets, you can help visually or reading impaired students answer the questions.

Describe a city

TipTiles

Let students describe what they know about the pictures of a given city. Include hints or audio and video fragments with the pictures.

Our solar system

WebQuest

A fun web quest that engages students in a mission to figure out which planet their spaceship crashed on.

Embed information about a country

Wikipedia Browser

Include a WikiPedia articles about a country, city, landmark, ... in your course.

Instant feedback with a short exit poll

Exit Slip

Ask your students 2 very short questions at the end of your class on square roots, so you can get feedback for tomorrow's class

Visualize evolutions throughout history

Frame Sequence

Show the evolution of Europe throughout the second World War, using a sequence of maps.

Mark up historic scenes & paintings

Hotspot Image

Annotate a clickable picture with comments, explanations, hints, and media.

Practice president names

Jigsaw Puzzle

Put together all the pictures of the first 24 presidents.

See what it looked like

3D

A 3D model showing what the impressive colosseum looked like. There are tons of free (or inexpensive) models available online, or make your own with simple tools like SketchUp.

Let students build timelines

Timeline

Let your students create a timeline view with events leading up to World War I.

Illustrate Historic Events

YouTube Player

Include a video clip of a historic event in your course.

Practice the chemical elements

Bingo Card

The teacher calls out different elements of the periodic table by name, and the student checks off the corresponding symbol on his bingo card. The first to check off 5 elements in a row wins.

Practice chemical element symbols

Flash Cards

Train the knowledge of symbols of all the chemical elements using flash cards.

Visualize structures

3D

A 3D model showing what plain salt looks like up close. There are tons of free models like this available on the Protein Data Bank website.

Illustrate Chemical Reactions

Vimeo Player

Include a video clip of a chemical reaction your course.

Illustrate the effect of concrete equation values

Spreadsheet

Experiment with Drake's equation by filling in different values of the components, and immediately see the result.

Let students draw solutions

Whiteboard

Ask students to draw a vector diagram and annotate it with computations.

Get to know each other

Bingo Card

A fun game to get to know each other at the start of the year. All students get a bingo card with the pictures of their classmates (and staff members). The teacher either calls out people by name, or gives clues about a person on the card. The first student to check off 5 people in a row wins the game

Healthy classroom activity

Bingo Card

A fun and healthy intermezzo during class. Each student gets a bingo card with different short physical activities. When the teacher reads out an activity, everyone in class performs it, and checks it off the list. The first to check off 5 activities in a row wins.

Let students map their ideas

Mind Map

Create a mind map of everyone and everything you love.

Teach simple music tunes

Piano

Play along the notes of a simple song.

Get to know each other

Randomness

A fun activity to get to know each other at the start of the year. Let a randomly selected student talk about a randomly selected topic.