casually recently released a new game model for Google Sheets users. The new model is called Connecto. Connecto is probably best described as a digital version of the classic Connect four Thu.

Connecto allows you to create a game board as large as forty-two cells (7×6) and as small as nine cells (3×3). The game template provides two markers for use on the grid. Each player or team receives their own marker. The object of the game is to connect a row of cells.

To play a Connecto game, you click on one of the cells on the game board. When you click on a cell, a question appears on the screen. The player or team that answers the question correctly can then put their marker on that cell. If no player or team answers correctly, space is not claimed and another question can be displayed by clicking on the cell again. The questions for the game are written in the Google Sheets template provided by Flippity.

You can customize your Connecto game by writing your own questions and answers. Questions and answers can include images and videos. You can also customize the template using your own images instead of the default game markers. To swap your own images in place of the default markers, you will need to use images that are hosted online and accessible to the public. Like all Flippity game models, you need to publish your Google Sheet to the web for the game to work.

Applications for education

Connecto appears to be intended to be played in a setting in which a teacher reads the questions aloud and directs the game. Playing Connecto can be a fun way for a class to revise before a test or quiz.

This post originally appeared on FreeTech4Teachers.com. If you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permission. Sites that steal my work (from Richard Byrne) include CloudComputin and WayBetterSite.

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