Trainer Tip – Jeopardy!
Loosely based on the quiz game show of the same name, this is a 30-minute fun and engaging activity to help consolidate learning and will work with any size of group.
If you’re feeling creative you can make your own board … or you can take the easy option and use an online tool instead!
· Choose 5 key categories from your content that you would like to test your delegates with.
· Come up with a list of 25 questions and answers, five for each category.
· Come up with a Final Question that represents the most difficult challenge for your delegates.
· Design a “Jeopardy” board with questions arranged in columns by topic, increasing the difficulty of the question with the number of corresponding points.
· You can create this yourself using something like Powerpoint, or use an online game template such as Instant Jeopardy Review or Jeopardy Rocks. These are American and slightly clunky but will save you a lot of time … even if their “points” are shown as dollar values!
· If creating your own, you keep the questions – your delegates should only see the categories and point values.
· It keeps the game fair if you split your group into 5 teams so that each team gets to answer the same number of questions. These teams take turns choosing squares on the board and answering questions. Also they must collaborate before answering.
· If the answer is incorrect, the question stays up on the board.
· To keep the game moving, give each team one question per turn, even if they got the right answer. When all the squares are done, the team with the most points wins.
· For the final challenge question, the team to shout Jeopardy first has the chance to answer the question. If they get it wrong, the question goes to the next team to shout Jeopardy first.
Any of the rules can be adapted to meet your needs:
· You could say that if a team gets the answer wrong, they lose the points for that question.
· You could award extra points for answers that go beyond the basics you were expecting.
· You could allow teams to wager a certain amount of points before answering the Final Question. This gives teams who are far behind a shot at still earning a large amount of points at the very end of the game.
· You could choose one delegate from each team to give every answer.
· You could alternate who gives the answer each time from each team.
Thanks to superteachertools.us for this consolidation game.