This year I had a student create a mini-game in Google slides and it's such a cool idea I wanted to give her a major shout-out on my blog. It's not a commercial, but she was more interested in making a game. Grades are done, so we may as well do what we like. Right?
Here's how it developed:
I found this "Jeopardy" game by Eric Curts on Twitter. It's a template in Google slides and the questions are linked to the main game board with answers linked to questions- all by linking to slides in the presentation. We were using it in my English class to create questions for a book/movie comparison and I showed it to the student in my elective class and explained how the slides were linked and off she went.
If you want to know how to do this, there's a great tutorial with a YouTube video HERE. You can also use either the "Jeopardy" or "Are You Smarter than a 6th Grader" game as a template and just change the questions and answers.
The Plan for Presenting:
The 5th graders will come and they will sit in the gym for the usual "Slide Presentation" on what to expect in middle school-with one big difference: audience engagement! The audience of 5th graders will play against our chosen 6th grade representatives to test their knowledge.
Another reason I love this project is because the student who made it chose to look back on what she had learned in sixth grade to create the questions. What a great way to get students reflecting on their learning! And it wasn't even my idea! Once again I learn that if you give students a little room to choose their own adventure they will surprise and amaze you! Thanks Cassandra for teaching me a lesson and giving me a great idea to use again.
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