Jeopardy in the Newspaper!

2 06 2009

The High School Sydney Region Jeopardy Tournament via Video Conference kicked off two weeks ago and already it’s making headlines!  Heat 4 of the Tournament brought together four schools, two from Sydney and two from regional centres in New South Wales – one over 600km away. One of the schools, Colyton High Trade School had a reporter and a photographer from the Penrith Star newspaper there for the whole match. And to make a great story even better, they actually won their heat!

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DESPITE never having watched an episode of the game show Jeopardy, year 8 Colyton High School Trade School students won their first game, uniquely via video conferencing. As in the TV show, the student game consisted of a series of questions with money attached.

Questions were specified to test students on history, spelling skills, geography and all things Australian.

Facilitator Stuart Hasic, as well as teams from Murray, Randwick Girls and Bathurst high schools, could see each other on a plasma TV screen, using microphones and audio systems to communicate with each other.

The space bar on a keyboard was used as a buzzer and students watched a projector screen to see the questions, calling out to the microphone with their answers.

Colyton High School Trade School computer co-ordinator Paul Kerr said students love the interactive classes because they don’t have to travel but are still able to communicate with students interstate.

The Star asked if they missed face-to-face interaction and all students shook their heads. “It’s really fun to see other schools far away”, Isabella said. “This system is a lot better it’s a thrill but you feel safe in your own environment.”

See the full article here.  Follow the Tournament here.

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Quiz: French Language – Le Petit Prince

10 05 2009
Title: French Language – Le Petit Prince
Author: Froggieflo – Matamata, New Zealand
Description: A quiz about a book called Le Petit Prince, for senior classes. This quiz was inspired by Ruth Bourchier’s resource about the book (she is the French national advisor).
Suitable For: Intermediate to Advanced French students
Instructions: All downloadable quizzes are ZIP files. Right-click the Download link below and choose Save Target As…, and save to your Desktop or another folder on your computer. You must then open the downloaded ZIP file and copy (extract) the quiz files into your Jeopardy\Quizzes folder.

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Quiz: Mathematics – Index Laws

3 05 2009
Title: Mathematics – Index Laws
Author: Meagan Rodda – Deniliquin NSW Australia
Description: Simplifying and solving algebraic and numeric equations involving indices
Suitable For: High School Mathematics students
Instructions: All downloadable quizzes are ZIP files. Click the Download link below to access this quiz from MediaFire (379KB in size) then save to your Desktop or another folder on your computer. You must then open the downloaded ZIP file and copy (extract) both Quiz folders into your Jeopardy\Quizzes folder. Then open the quiz file with Stu’s Double Jeopardy! PLEASE NOTE: If MediaFire is blocked at your site, you will need to download this quiz using a computer at an alternative site.

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Quiz: French Language – Descriptions

30 04 2009
Title: French Language – Descriptions
Author: Froggieflo – Matamata, New Zealand
Description: This quiz is to revise French translations from English, specifically in the area of describing people
Suitable For: Beginner to Intermediate French students
Instructions: All downloadable quizzes are ZIP files. Right-click the Download link below and choose Save Target As…, and save to your Desktop or another folder on your computer. You must then open the downloaded ZIP file and copy (extract) the quiz files into your Jeopardy\Quizzes folder.

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Quiz: French Grammar Revision

29 04 2009
Title: French Grammar Revision
Author: Froggieflo – Matamata, New Zealand
Description: This quiz is about conjugation revision, after a few years of French (it all depends when the students start to learn French)
Suitable For: Intermediate French students
Instructions: All downloadable quizzes are ZIP files. Right-click the Download link below and choose Save Target As…, and save to your Desktop or another folder on your computer. You must then open the downloaded ZIP file and copy (extract) the quiz files into your Jeopardy\Quizzes folder.

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Quiz: Space and the Solar System (Junior)

18 04 2009
Title: Space and the Solar System (Junior)
Author: S.F., St John’s – Newfoundland, Canada
Description: A review of some of the material covered in the Grade 6 Space Unit in Science (Canada)
Suitable For: Children aged 10+
Instructions: All downloadable quizzes are ZIP files. Right-click the Download link below and choose Save Target As…, and save to your Desktop or another folder on your computer. You must then open the downloaded ZIP file and copy (extract) the quiz files into your Jeopardy\Quizzes folder.

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Quiz: Early Algebra – Pronumerals

10 04 2009
Title: Early Algebra – Pronumerals
Author: Chris McLean, Frenchs Forest, Sydney – Australia
Description: An Algebra quiz aimed at early high school students
Suitable For: Children aged 12+
Instructions: All downloadable quizzes are ZIP files. Right-click the Download link below and choose Save Target As…, and save to your Desktop or another folder on your computer. You must then open the downloaded ZIP file and copy (extract) the quiz files into your Jeopardy\Quizzes folder.

 

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