Interactive Classroom Games...Jeopardy
Updated: May 26
Getting kids engaged is more important than ever, given how much time children spend in front of screens. There are a lot of great tools out there to engage kids, but sometimes the sheer number of options can be overwhelming. So we have sifted through the "Jeopardy" options, and here are the top two options.
Classroom Jeopardy Labs
Jeopardy Labs makes it easy to create jeopardy templates without PowerPoint. You can browse, use, and/or edit hundreds of sample games.
Pros: There are many premade games, so you spend less time creating questions. There is flexibility in methods of play; you can play online, download & embed. Keeping track of points is easy because you can tally points on the screen. You can play in teams or as individuals.
Cons: It is not as visually appealing as other options because the design differs from the game show. This is a new technology, so there is some learning curve, although it is pretty user-friendly. Unlike our other option, there are no embedded diagrams (e.g., maps) now, so you are limited to text and/or inserting your own images/videos.
Here are some school-related sample games that we liked:
This Google slides template allows you to create a fun and interactive Jeopardy game in your classroom. It is easy to use and flexible - test your kids on any subject or play with a mix of topics.
Pros: As with many things google, this template is visually appealing, with the design mimicking the game show. It is really simple and intuitive to use (based on PowerPoint/Google slides), and there are embedded, clearly written instructions. There are embedded diagrams that you can easily use.
Cons: You need a Google account - this is something most people have, so this shouldn't be a barrier to use. You may need to download the fonts if you want to use the template as is. There is no functionality to tally points in the template, so you must do that separately. Finally, you will need to come up with your own questions.
There you have it; review the concepts you've recently taught with a competitive jeopardy game! We hope these templates will help you create the game quickly and easily.