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.





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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Quiz: Algebra for Middle School

31 03 2009

Title: Algebra for Middle School
Author: Debbie Kimber – GRC Penshurst Girls Campus, Australia
Description: An Algebra quiz aimed at early to mid-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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School Jeopardy Tournament via Video Conference

21 03 2009

The Sydney Region of the New South Wales Department of Education and Training in Australia has been running a fantastic Jeopardy Tournament comprising 32 schools across the entire state via Video Conference! A recent State Government initiative to install a “Connected Classroom” into every school by the end of 2010 is making possible exciting opportunities that would otherwise simply not be imaginable.

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Quiz: U.S. Government Review

1 03 2009
Title: U.S. Government Review
Author: Jessica Parthemore – Beavercreek, Ohio, United States
Description: This quiz is a capstone to the U.S. government unit and is geared for 5th grade students in the United States (specifically Ohio).
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: High School Geometry – Volume

1 03 2009

Title: High School Geometry – Volume
Author: Jill French – Carlisle High School, Ohio, USA
Description: Jill created this revision quiz for her high school geometry class after studying volume of prisms, cylinder, cones, pyramids, and spheres. Also covers the surface area of spheres
Suitable For: High School Geometry
Instructions: All downloadable quizzes are ZIP files. Click the Download link below to access this quiz from MediaFire (164KB 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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Quizzes – Heart and Lung Revision for EMTs

13 02 2009

Title: Heart & Lung Revision for EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians)
Author: Monica (Firefighter/EMT Trainer) – Kansas, USA
Description: Two quizzes in one download! Each quiz is aim at EMT’s that need to review their knowledge and/or skills.  These two cover anatomy, physiology, medical calls related to the Heart and the Lungs and more.
Suitable For: EMTs, Firefighters, Nurses, Police, Lifeguards and medical services students
Instructions: All downloadable quizzes are ZIP files. Click the Download link below to access this quiz from MediaFire (535KBin 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: Polynomials (Middle School)

25 01 2009

Title: Polynomials (Middle School)
Author: Maurita Bartnikowski (Martin L.Mattei Middle School), Pittson Pennsylvania, USA. 
Description: 7th Grade Pre-Algebra review for a test on Polynomials
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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Quizzes: 5th Grade Geography and Geology

15 12 2008

Title: 5th Grade Geography and Geology (Landforms)
Author: Craig Lessard (Panther Run School), Florida USA
Description: A set of four quizzes based around the content of Grade 5 science and geography text books
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: “Rowan and the Travelers” by Emily Rodda

28 09 2008

Title: “Rowan and the Travelers” by Emily Rodda
Author: Class 5C – 2008, Penshurst Public School (Sydney, Australia)
Description: A quiz based on the children’s book, “Rowan and the Travellers”
Suitable For: Children aged 8+
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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