Thursday, August 16, 2012

Teachers and PowerPoint: Turn PowerPoint into a Game Show!

A great way to engage your students and have tons of fun is to be creative and turn your PowerPoint presentation from the standard text and pictures to something much more exciting--a Game Show!  

Making PowerPoint Fun for the Classroom

There are many reasons to use Game Shows in your classroom such as helping your students review material, prep for upcoming exams or just to have a good time learning.  Infuse excitement and fun into your lesson by using this method to hold their interest and watch them learn, even when they believe they are just playing a game!

The Murray County School District offers a fantastic list of great already-made templates of popular game shows, such as Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Jeopardy and Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?

Depending on the material you want to cover, some games are better suited than others.

For general or questions spanning multiple subjects, Question/Answer games are best such as:

To help students remember terms, meanings and spellings the following games are best:

Here are a few more school and education sites offering different versions of the games listed and other games.

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