Game-based Learning Activities
You've probably used (or at least know others who have used) review games as a means of preparing students for an exam or important evaluation. Playing Jeopardy is a classic example of a game-based learning activity: a single lesson designed as a game with the purpose of instructing students.
Expand the menus below for several games you can use in your classroom, both high and low tech.
"Jenga distorted" by Guma89 - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jenga_distorted.jpg#/media/File:Jenga_distorted.jpg
Download a free I have, Who has? template here.
Perhaps the most common review game known to teacher-kind. Students love Jeopardy! because it's familiar. Don't reserve it just for exam reviews. Jeopardy! makes a great reading quiz too!
If you play as a competitive game, consider taking steps to prevent losing teams from just giving up and disengaging. For example, rather than requiring teams to "buzz in" the fastest, you might always give the first attempt to the team with the lowest score, or simply take turns.
While you can certainly play Jeopardy with old fashioned card stock or poster board, this one falls under the high tech category because most instructors prefer to use a PowerPoint template, such as this one: Jeopardy! PowerPoint template.
Image by SethAllen623 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons