It’s the beginning of the year and with a few review classes on the horizon, I have been thinking about review activities. This is why I have come back to Jeopardy. I know there are countless posts about using Jeopardy … Continue reading 5 ways to play Jeopardy
Last week I introduced a game for Halloween called Trick or Treat. It was a PowerPoint game where students need both luck and knowledge to be the winner. I also made a low-tech card version that could be played in … Continue reading Trick or Treat? Part Two: The Board Game Version
Vocabulary is easier to learn when it is relevant and when you can make associations or mental links to it. Word links is a great activity to build these connections. I am sure this activity goes by another name, but I have called it … Continue reading Word Links: A Vocabulary Game
At the beginning of February, Svetlana Kandybovich from ELT-CATION asked me if I would design a board game template in PowerPoint for her. I had some free time and I was happy to help because Svetlana has always been so supportive … Continue reading THE REAL TRICK: TURNING A TEST INTO A GAME
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so here is a way to encourage speaking and hopefully make everyone feel good about themselves. I have always had mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day because people respond to this day in so many … Continue reading Lucky Dip – Encourage Speaking and Give Compliments
This week I thought I would follow up Jeopardy with another classroom adaptation. Family Feud was a game show where two families competed against each other. The show surveyed 100 people and the families had to guess the most popular … Continue reading Family Feud – A Classroom Adaptation
Adapting quiz shows to use in the classroom is a great way to review everything you have been studying. Jeopardy is a popular American quiz show where the contestants are given the answer and they must form the question. The … Continue reading Jeopardy – A Classroom Adaptation
The last week before Christmas is always full of festivities. Continue the fun with a Christmas Quiz. I originally created this Christmas tree design so I could have a tree in the classroom without the hassle of having to carry … Continue reading Christmas Quiz!
We are all looking for the best way to remember new words and phrases, so that we can recall them and use them in our conversations. Try a recall slide like this one. It is available to download here. Screenshot of … Continue reading Recall!
Bingo! We know that playing bingo can be great fun as well as being a valuable learning experience at the same time. In my previous post, I said that we would look at links and actions in PowerPoint. I think … Continue reading BINGO!