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Super Teacher Tools: Jeopardy Review Game - Simple Past Tense

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

Website: https://www.superteachertools.us/

Website Example: http://www.superteachertools.us/jeopardyx/

More Ways

Computer(s), Internet access, projector, speakers

Activity Description

Use this Jeopardy Review Game to review simple past tense or use Super Teacher Tools' game templates to create a team-based formative assessment or review game of five categories with five questions and a final question (26 questions total arranged in order from easiest to hardest in each category to correspond with point values).

The site offers a few other games such as "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire" and "Speed Match". They also have some teacher tools such as a Seating Chart Maker, a Group Maker, a Random Name Generator, a Classroom Timer, a Classroom Coundown, and a QR Code creator. See the More Ways section below.

Preparation

  1. First, familiarize yourself with the site and make sure that it is not blocked at your school.
  2. The games use Adobe Flash, so make sure that it is installed on the computer you plan to use. If not, you may choose the non-Flash version of the game (there is a link above the game) to play with your class.
  3. To create your own Jeopardy review game, see the site’s Help Desk page. Once your game has been created, to play, see the How to Play page.
  4. If you plan to make your own Jeopardy Review Game, first prepare a list of questions and their answers from course content or your class textbook. Read the information on the site regarding how to keep the game for future use and about providing your e-mail address for this purpose.

How-To

  1. To use the Simple Past Tense Jeopardy Review game, divide your class into teams.
  2. Go to the Example Web Site link (above), choose the number of teams, whether or not to use the timer, and the final Jeopardy question.
  3. As teams of students select and answer questions, adjust team scores by following the on-screen instructions.

Teacher Tips

  • Decide ahead of time if you will require students/teams to provide their answers in question form (more difficult for ESL students).
  • Beware of the advertising sections on each page. Avoid them and teach your students to do like wise.

More Ways

  • The site offers four different game templates. There is one online Flash version of a standard printable game board template and there are three games modeled after TV game shows. Use the these templates to create review games customized to your specific classes and course content: Jeopardy, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Speed Match Review Game, and a Board Game. All games you create are saved online and can be shared and edited by creating an account through a simple registration process. Not only for language-based questions, the game can be used for math, too, because the tool allows you to insert pictures, symbols, and drawings. Some features include the following:
    • Full support for symbols, such as exponents and wingdings style fonts
    • Embed anything in your question slides, even YouTube videos, flash objects, etc.
    • Simple scorekeeping system
    • Works on portable devices such as smartphones, iPad, and iPod Touch
    • Games saved online for easy mobility and future editing
  • There are also many pre-made Jeopardy games. Select the Find a Game button, then to search for one, try using a key word or two in the search field provided. (Since they are listed below only by date created, the list will not be of much help.) Caution! The buttons on the side that appear to be "levels" or "subjects" are actually advertising, so do not use them.

Levels

  • Beginning Literacy
  • Beginning Low
  • Beginning High
  • Intermediate Low
  • Intermediate High
  • Advanced
  • All Levels

Standards

Basic Communication

  • (0.1) Communicate in interpersonal interactions

Basic Communication

  • (7.2) Demonstrate ability to use critical thinking skills
  • (7.3) Demonstrate ability to use problem-solving skills
  • (7.4) Demonstrate study skills
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.