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May 29, 2011

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader PowerPoint Game!


Greetings,

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.  Today I am sharing with you a very popular PowerPoint game "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader Game Template."  With this game you will also get the catchy song "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader."  Make sure you have your speakers on when you play this game.

You will need to type the topic questions and the answers on the appropriate slides in the PowerPoint.  Take a look at the picture below and you will see the information you can type in.  When you play this game, make sure to click on the left hand side of the screen so the dollar amount shows each time the student gets an answer correct.


To play this game, randomly pick students to play the game.  The students can collect the money amounts as a team. The rest of the class will be in the audience.

I hope you enjoy this popular PowerPoint game.  You will have fun playing this game with your students.  I will see you in June with more exciting topics to share.  Take care.

May 22, 2011

Deal or No Deal PowerPoint Game!


Greetings,

I hope you had a great weekend.  I have been getting a lot of great feedback on all the games that have been posted on my blog.  Today I am sharing with you one of the students favorite games.  This is a game you want to save toward the last few weeks of school. 

Click on the picture above to download the folder for the Deal or No Deal Game.  Once you download it, you will need to keep the audio files in the same folder the game is in.  Here are the instructions on how the fifth graders played this game last week for our technology review. 

1. You can randomly draw the students and they can pick a number on the money game board. 

2. The teacher clicks on the number and reveals the cash amount and question.   

3. The student needs to get the correct answer to win the amount shown on the slide.

4. To get back to the money game board, click on the house on the bottom right of the slide.

5. The number the student just chose will be replaced with an X on it.  Also, you will need to click on the rectangle that had the dollar amount and it will go away.

6. Have some scratch paper ready where you can write the amount the student wins.  Give it to the student to hold.

7. The teacher continues to draw more names and students pick different numbers.

8. The winner of the game is the student who answers the correct question with the highest dollar amount written on their scratch paper.

Another option you can use are small rectangle post it notes with the dollar amount written on it.  If the student misses the question you can add an effect by tearing up the check.  Make sure you tell your students you are playing with play money.

You and your students will enjoy this game, especially with the deal or no deal music playing in the background. You will need to click in the boxes on the slides to type your own questions before you and your students play the game. 

You do not need to type the answers to the questions on the slides.  You want to make sure you have the correct answers to all questions at your fingertips.  I hope you enjoy this game.  I will see you next week with another exciting topic.



May 15, 2011

Who Wants to be a Millionaire PowerPoint Game!

Updated: September, 2011 - The New Who Wants to Be a Millionaire PowerPoint Game has been released.  To find out how you can get it simply click here.

Updated: August 2011  - Even Greater News: The New Wants to be a Millionaire PowerPoint Game will be released Sunday Evening, September 4, 2011.  Be one of the first to get it.  We will only offer a limited supply.   Stay tuned for more details to come.




Greetings,

I hope you are having a great weekend.  This is the PowerPoint that all of you have been waiting for.  Simply click on the picture above to download the free game.  Make learning a fun and enriching experience for your students.

All you will have to do is click in the text boxes to type the questions and the answers for your students.  Once you have saved it, save it again and rename it.  You can continue to create different Millionaire games by saving the template with a different name.

This game can be used with any multiple choice review or exercise.  As you move up to different money amounts the questions need to be more challenging.  One way to play the game is you select a student to come to the front to go through the questions. 

The rest of the students are going to be part of the audience.  If the student misses one question, then you can select another student to play. The student also is given three choices to get help.

1. 50:50 - With this option, you take away 2 wrong answers and let the student choose the correct answer.

2. Telephone Call: - With this option, the student can choose to talk to another student for 30 seconds regarding identifying the correct answer.

3. Take a Poll: - With this option, the teacher will take a poll for the correct answer.  While the teacher says the letters the students are suppose to raise their hand on the one they think is correct.

When you are playing this game, make sure you turn on your computer speakers and listen to the great sound effects.  Your students will love this game!  I will see you next week with another exciting topic.

May 8, 2011

More Free PowerPoint Games!


Greetings,

I hope you had a great Mother's Day today.  Today I will be sharing with you pre-made Elementary PowerPoint games for Science, Math, Social Studies, Language Arts and Art.  To visit this great site just click on the picture above or below and you will be directed to the site. 
Here are some fun games you will want to download for grades 4 - 5.


Here are more fun games like Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Jeopardy and Undercover for grades K - 5.


Listed below you will find where you can find the instructions to the games.


I hope you enjoy theses free games.  I am not sure how long they will be posted for free. So if I were you, I would download all of them and save them in a folder on your computer.  Don't forget you can always modify them to fit your needs as well.  We will see you next week with another exciting topic.

May 1, 2011

Free PowerPoint Games!

Greetings,

I hope you are doing well this week.  Today I will be sharing with you how to download free PowerPoint games that you can use with whole group instruction with your students. 

All you have to do is come up with the questions and let the students play either individually or as a team.  I personally used the Sunken Treasure game with my students last week to help them review for a technology exam.  So, make sure you turn on your speakers to hear the special sound effects in the games.


1. Sunken Treasure: To download this free game, simply click on the picture above.

Instructions: Divide into Teams or use individuals.

1. Pick a board to play. All game boards have a treasure hidden in different places. So if you use the game several times be sure to choose a different game board to prevent students from guessing where the treasure is located.

2. Each team or individual is asked a question. If they answer correctly, they are allowed to choose the box on the screen which they believe the treasure to be behind.

3. Teacher then clicks that box to reveal what is behind it.

4. The first to find the treasure wins. If the teacher still has questions to ask, just start the PowerPoint over and choose a different board.



2. Align the Stars: To download this free game, simply click on the picture above.

Instructions: Divide into Teams or use individuals. There can be up to Six teams. However play by more than three teams is not recommend, as it is very difficult to get four in a row with so many teams. The colors are: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple.

1. Choose the number of stars required to win. Such as 3, 4, or 5 in a row.

2. Each team or individual is asked a question. If they answer correctly, the teacher will click the star until it changes to that teams color.

3. First team or individual to get the desired number of stars touching wins!

4. Stars can align in rows, columns, or diagonally.



3. Car Race: To download this free game, simply click on the picture above.

Instructions: Divide into Teams.

1. Each team is asked a question. If they answer correctly, click their teams color button to move their car.

2. Five correct answers will cross the finish line and win the race.



4. Horse Race: To download this free game, simply click on the picture above.

Instructions: Divide into Teams.

1. Each team is asked a question. If they answer correctly, click their teams color button to move their car.

2. Seven correct answers will cross the finish line and win the race.



5. Boat Race: To download this free game, simply click on the picture above.

Instructions: Divide into Teams.

1. Each team is asked a question. If they answer correctly, click their teams color button to move their boat.

2. Ten correct answers will cross the finish line and win the race.



6A. The Big Wheel for Grades K - 2: To download this free game, simply click on the picture above.

Instructions: Divide into Teams

1. Ask a Question to a Team

2. If correct, click the Spin Wheel Button to choose the number of points that team will receive.

3. Type points from wheel into Team Score Box

4. Continue until out of questions.



6B. The Big Wheel for Grades 3 - 5: To download this free game, simply click on the picture above.

Instructions: Divide into Teams

1. Ask a Question to a Team

2. If correct, click the Spin Wheel Button to choose the number of points that team will receive.

3. Type points from wheel into Team Score Box

4. Continue until out of questions.

I hope you enjoyed these free PowerPoint games.  Your students will really enjoy playing these activities while making learning fun. When you are finished playing make sure you do not save changes. They work best in PowerPoint 2007 or higher.

Stay tuned to next week, I will be sharing with you Elementary Math, Science, Social Study and more PowerPoint games you can use in your classroom.  Take care.