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					 PowerPoint Games
  in the Classroom

Bob Baulch & Sandy Cheney
    PowerPoint Games Overview
•   What are PowerPoint Games? (2 slides)
•   Why use PowerPoint Games? (1 slide)
•   Who can use PowerPoint Games? (1 slide)
•   PowerPoint Game Examples (46 slides)
•   Creating PowerPoint Games (11 slides)

• Jeopardy Game Review
  What are PowerPoint Games?
          (1 of 2) Uses
• PowerPoint Games          • PowerPoint Games
  are interactive games       can also be used as
  that can be used to         open-ended prompts
  help students increase      to evoke higher level
  their recall of certain     thinking in students or
  facts, procedures,          as invitations for a
  rules, associations, or     lively classroom
  formulas.                   discussion.
  What are PowerPoint Games?
         (2 of 2) Types
• The most common           • Jeopardy
  PowerPoint Games          • Hollywood Squares
  are those that are        • Pyramid
  based on popular TV
  game shows.               • Weakest Link
• This does not mean        • Who Wants to be a
  teachers cannot make        Millionaire
  games that would be       • Twenty Questions
  better for their class.   • Family Feud
  Why use PowerPoint Games?
           (1 of 1)
• They challenge students – either individually or
  as a group.
• They are fun because students can imagine
  themselves playing a game show on TV.
• They are adaptable to any type of student, any
  grade level and any subject.
• The teacher remains in control of the game and
  can stop, if desired, to further discuss a topic.
• The teacher can use the game to determine the
  student’s mastery level of certain goals.
    Who can use
 PowerPoint Games?
      (1 slide)

EVERYONE CAN!
                  Examples
•   Colors            •   English
•   Speech            •   Reading
•   Objects           •   Art
•   Life Skills       •   History
•   Math              •   Choir
•   Calculators       •   Band
•   Science           •   Athletics
•   Geography         •   Debate
Example – COLORS – YELLOW 1
Example – COLORS – YELLOW 1
Example – COLORS – YELLOW 1
Example – SPEECH – BLENDS 3pt
Example – SPEECH – BLENDS 3pt
Example – SPEECH – BLENDS 3pt
Example – OBJECTS – CLOTHES $200
Example – OBJECTS – CLOTHES $200
Example – OBJECTS – CLOTHES $200
Example – LIFE SKILLS – MEASURE 4
Example – LIFE SKILLS – MEASURE 4
Example – LIFE SKILLS – MEASURE 4
Example – MATH – SUBTRACT 25
Example – MATH – SUBTRACT 25
Example – MATH – SUBTRACT 25
Example – MATH – FRACTIONS 5pt
Example – MATH – FRACTIONS 5pt
Example – MATH – FRACTIONS 5pt
Example – CALCULATORS – 4pt
Example – CALCULATORS – 4pt
Example – CALCULATORS – 4pt
Example – SCIENCE – Plants 1
Example – SCIENCE – Plants 1
Example – SCIENCE – Plants 1
Example – GEOGRAPHY – 1
Example – GEOGRAPHY – 1
Example – GEOGRAPHY – 1
Example – ENGLISH – Verb Tenses 1
Example – ENGLISH – Verb Tenses 1
Example – ENGLISH – Verb Tenses 1
Example – READING – Tom Sawyer 30 Points
Example – READING – Tom Sawyer 30 Points
Example – READING – Tom Sawyer 30 Points
Example – ART – Lines, Shape and Form 50pt
Example – ART – Lines, Shape and Form 50pt
Example – ART – Lines, Shape and Form 50pt
Example – HISTORY – Civil War 1
Example – HISTORY – Civil War 1
Example – HISTORY – Civil War 1
Example – CHOIR – Symbols 3pt
Example – CHOIR – Symbols 3pt
Example – CHOIR – Symbols 3pt
Example – ATHLETICS – Defensive 3 pt
Example – ATHLETICS – Defensive 3 pt
Example – ATHLETICS – Defensive 3 pt
            Okay – Now What?
• PowerPoint games can be used for any subject.
• So – how do YOU make one?
• You need five things
   –   Equipment (PC, Projector, PowerPoint)
   –   Knowledge of your audience
   –   A bank of questions and answers
   –   A PowerPoint template to edit for your game
   –   Knowledge of how to create the PowerPoint
                Equipment
• You need a few things to make this work
  – A computer with PowerPoint on it
  – Either a projector with a blank wall or
    projection screen
  – Or a TV connected to your computer that
    makes the text in the game large enough to
    view by the class
  Knowledge of Your Audience
• A few things to keep in mind
   – Young audiences may not remember to answer in the
     form of a question
   – Some classes would better be served in teams of four
     or five rather than each person by him or herself
   – Students should be aware of the rules of the game
     before you start
   – Sometimes points will need to be taken away if
     students are not participating appropriately
 A Bank of Questions/Answers
• Make sure your questions and answers
  have been covered in class
• Don’t make the review so tough that the
  students lose hope of answering correctly
• If you do not have enough questions for an
  entire game then you make some “give-
  away” categories like: name this teacher or
  school trivia
         PowerPoint Template
• Download a PowerPoint Template
  –   Obtain from the Internet (Google.com search)
  –   Use handout from this class
  –   Maybe other teachers you know have one
  –   Some PowerPoint files you find on the
      Internet already have a full load of questions
      for different classes
         Edit the PowerPoint
• Open the PowerPoint file
  – File - open
        Edit the PowerPoint
• Switch view to Normal
  – View – Normal
        Edit the PowerPoint
• Find the Jeopardy Main Page – usually one
  of the first five slides
Edit the PowerPoint
           Edit the PowerPoint
• Modify the Category Titles by highlighting the current
  letters and typing over them.
• Do NOT edit any of the properties of the box because this
  could make the game stop working correctly.
• Do NOT “cut and paste” or double click to highlight. You
  must manually highlight and type in each category.
         Edit the PowerPoint
• Continue until all categories are complete
          Edit the PowerPoint
• Scroll to the next slide and start putting in your
  first question (or “answer” if you want to play the
  way Jeopardy is played on TV)
• Make sure to ONLY highlight the text and
  change it.
• Do NOT change properties on the slide.
• Do NOT “cut and paste” or double click to
  highlight the words.
• You must manually highlight and type each
  question and answer.
           Edit the PowerPoint
• Before




• After
         Edit the PowerPoint
• Scroll to the next slide and put in your first
  answer (or “question” if you want to play
  the way Jeopardy is played on TV)
• Make sure to ONLY highlight the text and
  change it.
• Do NOT change properties on the slide
           Edit the PowerPoint
• Before




• After
        Edit the PowerPoint
• Continue adding your questions and
  answers until you are finished.
• Then SAVE SAVE SAVE.
                      Extras
• Once you get the hang of it, you can insert
  pictures into your slides.
• Some Jeopardy games have sound.
• Some Jeopardy game templates that you
  download will have a “Double Jeopardy” slide –
  usually it is the highest value of the last category
  – don’t change that slide.
• Some Jeopardy games will have a Final Jeopardy
  section in the last two or three slides and you
  have to navigate there at the end of your game.
           Let’s Play Jeopardy!




Use your mouse and click on the Jeopardy word above to start.

				
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