Sunday, January 27, 2013

Just call me Alex Trebek!!

I love Alex about you?  I love playing review games with my class and Jeopardy is probably their favorite (and mine!)!!  It's become a staple after a math unit before our tests.  What I really love about it is that I give everyone a whiteboard and they are all answering the question as a review.  I can also see if there are a few kids who need a quick little review on a certain topic.  It is even more fun having an interactive whiteboard in my classroom.

I know this isn't a new idea.  Before I had the technology, I made my own board with a poster board, library pockets, and index cards.  HAHA! :)  Oh the horror... ;)  Well, even though it's not a new idea, I thought it'd be fun to blog about because maybe it's something you've been debating trying or something you knew about but forgot about.  Well, I say...GO FOR IT! :)

What can be even more fun?  Adding a little jeopardy music! :)
Do, do do do do do do, do do do do do-do do do do .... {Insert my best singing voice!}

It really amps the kids up!  They were beyond excited when I told them we were playing it the other day to review for our math test.  You would have thought I told them we were canceling school for the day! ;)

Here is a pic...sorry it's not a very good one!  The kids are all up front answering the question on their whiteboard and then the team will give me their answer.   They do get very competitive.  {Funny Story} One girl on a team chose a question for 10 points when there was still a 20 left...oh did her team get upset.  It was kinda funny/cute, but we had to talk about working as a team and being nice to our classmates!

Here are a few links where you can find templates for game shows.  I just can't say enough great things about them!

Powerpoint Games  (a variety of game show games!!)

I hope you can find something that works for your classroom!!  Have a great week!


  1. Nothing like a competition to get kids learning :) Love it!

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  2. Ooh, we use those power point games every year for our test prep. We set a goal of how many points we want to earn as a grade level and then work towards it. I especially LOVE the sunken treasure one.

    Also, I just got a letter from National Board today telling me about possible support groups and scholarships... Since I already have one, I thought I'd pass along the information. Just find your state :) or