|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:
- The Hollywood Squares
- Who Wants to be a Millionaire
- The Weakest Link
- Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader
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.
- Elementary grade level: Games such as Raceway, Tic Tac Know, Sunken Animals, Hollywood Squares and Undercover.
- Middle School grade level: Different Jeopardy versions from Art & Humanities to Integers.
- Judy Honaker from Abingdon High School cumulated a wonderful list of PowerPoint Resources spanning topic and grade levels.