Tech Tuesday

Student Engagement with Technology

Jeopardy Rocks

Jeopardy Rocks is a simple tool that you can use to quickly create a review game to use with your students in the classroom. Active learning happens in the classroom when you customize this classic game to fit the content you are teaching. To create your game... click "build now" on the Jeopardy Rocks homepage, choose a URL for your game board, and enter your email address. To create your questions, just click on a square and enter your questions and answers. You can go back and edit your game board whenever you like by entering your board's URL and entering your email address again. When it is time to play your game in your classroom- you can have up to six teams represented on the game board. I love the fact that you do not have to fill every blank on the board. You can determine the number of categories and questions that are appropriate for your class. In my experience, students often learn best from their mistakes..with a twist of competition. That makes this game perfect for a pre-assessment, formative assessment, and of course the traditional review game. This is easy...and engaging! That is a win-win. Check it out...

Want to see it in action? Click on the video below...

Jeopardy Rocks 101

It can be used in a kindergarten classroom...

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Or....in a high school Honors Science class!

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Helpful hints to help you find some great game boards...already made!

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The customizable URL allows you to share it with your colleagues and students

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Want to put a twist on Jeopardy?

  • Have small groups of students take a category and create their own Jeopardy game
  • Have students create a Jeopardy quiz for their classmates to take after they give a presentation
  • Intervention teachers may want to use it with a small group to reinforce content
  • Create a game as a study guide for your students
  • Share a link to any Jeopardy Rocks activity on your class website or blog so they can use it at home
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