Everyone loves educational games. Learn and have fun. What a treat!
I love Jeopardy! There, I’ve said it; I’m one of them. I even tried out for the show in Hollywood once (didn’t make it ). Perhaps you’ve heard of the Jeopardy PowerPoint that has been floating around the internet for along time now. It’s pretty neat, as you can create your own slides and everything. The template is set up so that all you have to do is insert your questions and the program does everything else for you. It even comes with authentic sound effects! As cool as it looks though, I have to say that I’ve always been very intimidated with the template itself.
Enter TechFortress’ Flash-based Jeopardy game. Good ‘ol Mr. Kries created a game from scratch that allows all the same functionality of a real Jeopardy game, but in a much simpler format. Now you can make a great classroom game in about 5 minutes. Then start all over and create one for a different subject or chapter. Perhaps you could take a video from Discovery Streaming and use it as a video clue (just like on the real show).
It would be extra nice of our lovely readers if you could upload your Jeopardy text files to the DEN site to share. Just tag them with your grade level and/or subject. You’ll see what I mean when you check it out.
And if anyone wants to join me nightly at 7:30 or for a Saturday evening game of Trivial Pursuit, it’s ON!