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Review time - Make it Fun with an Easy-to-Build Jeopardy Game!

Factile allows you to quickly build a Jeopardy game board using your content on their website.  With the end of the Quarter rapidly approaching, it is time to help your students review material and prepare for any end-of-quarter exams.  Factile's Jeopardy game helps you easily create a content review activity in a fun and competitive classroom environment!  (Kahoot!, Quizlet, and Quizziz are also good tool choices for the end of the Quarter. )

A student of Rhonda Penaud's actually introduced us to Factile.   He made a Fractile game for his French class to play for a class assignment!  The class (and Rhonda) loved it!

To see how it works, play their Demo game.

To get started, create an account on the Factile site and navigate to the Games tab

You can either create your own game:

Or search in the academic categories for one that is already built.

You can use the previously built game as is, or copy it and make the adjustments you want!

Click New Game to start building one from scratch. 

Enter Categories for your question at the top. 

Click on a question, and complete the popup box:

Factile will only show categories and questions with added text.  If you don't want to use all categories and rows, just don't fill them in.   Your Jeopardy board will not show those categories or question values.

When you decide to use your Jeopardy game, open the game.  You will click Play now!

Factile will ask you how many teams (you are limited to 5 in the free version) and if you want to play in Buzzer mode (only available with the Premium version). 

Then Factile will ask you to choose a 'team captain' - sort of a cute Bitmoji.   You can edit the name of the Bitmojis to make sense for your class.

A team will select a question by Category and dollar value, just like on TV.

Click on the check if the team answered the question correctly.

Click on the X if the team answered the question incorrectly.

Start the game!

As each team answers a question, click the appropriate box under their team captain if the question was answered correctly or incorrectly.  Fractile will keep track of the scores for you!

Near the end, you can do the Final Fractile!

You can share the game (or even print it) by providing students the link -  you may want them to have access to the game for their own review.

Students who participate in this type of activity are practicing  Retrieval Practice.  Retrieval Practice is one of the highest rated methods for students to gain 'sticky' learning - trying to pull information out of the brain, rather than stuff it in!

I hope this provides you some inspiration for those important review activities!


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