Project 252

Who wants to be a Smart Student?

Contributed by Ms Dignam (@5j16MsDignam)
EdTech Tool Name:Who wants to be a Smart Student?
Bref Description:Interactive game for the classroom based on the classic 'Who wants to be a Millonaire?' gameshow..
Type of EdTech Tool:
  • Android (phone/tablet) App
  • Apple OS Software
  • IOS (iPhone/iPod Touch) App
  • IOS (iPad/iPad Mini) App
  • Windows Software
  • Windows 8 (pc/phone/tablet) App
EdTech Tool Usage Keywords:Assessment
EdTech Tool Uses:I downloaded blank templates of the game on Google images and made it an interactive game through a PowerPoint presentation with live sound effects from the show which I recorded on YouTube and saved them. I even gave the options available on the show – Phone a friend, ask the audience and 50/50, which takes two answers away and leaves two to choose from. The game is great as an Assessment for learning tool whether it’s at the end of a term , week or at the end of a topic. All you have to do is edit it and type your own questions in to test your students. You can make them as difficult or as easy as you like depending on the level of ability in class and it doesn’t take long to make at all which is a bonus! The only suggestion I would have is that sometimes the boxes aren’t big enough for answers so simply click the ‘Insert’ tab on the top of your screen and insert a textbox and write in your answer. As the prize for the student who gets to One Million, I give out prizes which could range from good notes in their journal, earn points for their class, jellies or homework free tickets. I often let the students know when we will play this game and the students study hard when they know that any one of them could be picked to play and try hard for themselves and their class group.
Education Level(s):
  • Post-Primary (Junior)
  • Post-Primary (Senior)
Academic Subjects:History, English, Religious Education, Geography, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Irish.
EdTech Tool Pricing Structure:Completely, 100% free
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