Imagine this: It’s the middle of the school year. You’re reviewing a hard subject and you kids are struggling. A test is coming up and it’s time to give a review before you give that big test. What are you going to do to review that’s fun and engaging. Kids love Jeopardy games, but how do I find the right one, especially for the content I teach?
1.) Figure out the questions.
If you’re familiar with Microsoft Word, the Microsoft Powerpoint is very similar. To start making a powerpoint game, think about the questions you want included. Write them down on paper or in a notebook. I write my problems in a “Teacher Journal” I bought from the Dollar Tree. It’s so much easy to have them already figured out when you’re inputting them.
2.) Title Screen and Rules
Start working on the powerpoint! You can make a slide for the title and rules if you like. Just about everyone knows what Jeopardy is so a rules page might not be necessary. I’ll make a simple Addition Game. Dress it up by changing fonts types and the color.
Here’s the hard part. The scoreboard may very well be the hardest part. I think it’s pretty easy after doing it a few times. I used shapes for my boxes. Go to Insert>Shapes> Rounded Square. Input 6 of them.
Copy and Paste works wonders! Select all the boxes by dragging your mouse. Right click “copy” and “paste”. Move them as you like.
4.) Hyperlinking the scoreboard and questions
The second hardest part. Hyperlinking allows you to click on a certain part of the powerpoint and it will take you somewhere else. This can be another slide, a website, or even to another document. In this case, we will hyperlink to another slide.
Start by right clicking on the “scoreboard” button and click hyperlink.