Quiz: WWE Wrestlemania

24 07 2009
Title: WWE – Wrestlemania
Author: Nick Perez – Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Description: A quiz all about World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and its showpiece, Wrestlemania.
Suitable For: Wrestling fans all over the world! Make sure you also get the WWE Jeopardy Skin to go with it!
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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Video – Jeopardy VC Tournament Grand Final

3 07 2009

The Sydney Region of the New South Wales Department of Education and Training in Australia has been running another 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.


This 33 minute video is the complete Jeopardy VC Grand Final held on July 3, 2009

The “Connected Classroom” consists of an Interactive Whiteboard, Ultra Short-Throw Projector, a PC, Tandberg Video Conferencing unit with front and rear cameras and overhead microphones and a large flat-panel LCD TV. With this equipment already installed in 1,000 schools, an opportunity was presented to try something highly innovative – a game show competition between schools.

The high schoool tournament was advertised via one email sent to around to 120 schools that had their Connected Classroom installed and finalised. Within a few days, all 32 available slots had been snapped up and many other schools that missed out added their name to a standby list.  The tournament started two weeks later with two heats played each week.  Each heat comprised four schools pitted against each other. The presenter was at a fifth site and all were connected simultaneously via the video conference network. Stu’s Double Jeopardy was loaded onto the presenter’s PC and IWB and that image was shared using SMART’s Bridgit conferencing software, which is also part of the Connected Classrooms setup.  This allowed each of the remote four school sites to see the presenter’s screen on their own IWB.

Five stage 4 students (years 7 and 8) represented each school in the tournament. As questions were displayed, each school was able to buzz-in using my new jBuzzer add-on for Stu’s Double Jeopardy.  This lockout buzzer proved to be extremely effective and provided all schools with a fair mechanism for alerting the presenter to which school got in first.

Every heat played was very exciting and the feedback for each school has been overwhelmingly positive. Today we arrived at the pinnacle of the Tournament, the Grand Final where the top four schools competed for the right to be crowned Jeopardy State Champions!  Sydney Girls High, St Ives High, Riverside Girls High and Albury High performed admirably and the above video really shows the tension and excitement that was in the air across five different sites simultaneously.  I won’t spoil it for you by telling you who won – you’ll just have to watch the video – there really is nothing like it.

You can also relive all the happenings of this incredible tournament at the Jeopardy Tournament website, including photos and match reports from each event.

Just another example showing how Stu’s Double Jeopardy is making a difference.





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.





Stu’s Jeopardy: A Teacher’s Review

16 05 2009

Froggieflo is a high school French Teacher from New Zealand who has recently started using Stu’s Double Jeopardy. Over on her blog, she’s written this great article about how she found my Jeopardy and what her thoughts are about it. It’s a good read, but pardon the French.  🙂

Oh mon Dieu!!!! 

Alors I know that Richard Vandijk has already spoken about it in his blog, but I feel I have to write something about it as well as a French teacher. Richard spoke to me about Stu’s Jeopardy on Twitter. I thought it was really strange because he knows I already have some Jeopardy games, I use Powerpoint for that. But well, Richard is really clever ( he is Dutch) and if he recommended me a site I should have a look . Well, merci mon Dieu I did!!!! This version of Jeopardy has been made for me ( and for you as well it is why I have the urge of speaking about it!!!). it is free (Yes!! free, gratuit, gratos, donné, offert..), I love that word!!!, the only condition is that you have to send the creator a quiz that you created. Speaking about creation, it is so easy it is incredible!!! Usually when I use the Powerpoint template it takes a million years to create a game ( I grow a beard every time!!!) but with this one it is fast, easy, clear (don’t need to have a PHd to understand how it works or being a geek who has not seen day’s light in a decade) and if you make a mistake ( it never happens to me!!!) dead easy to fix it.

So I jump onto the programme and created a game for that afternoon for my year 13. I thought why not making a whole Jeopardy on conjugation revision?? So I did exactly that. A few minutes later my afternoon lesson was ready. The students came in and I told them what will happen during the lesson. They were not that excited as we play heaps of games and they already Jeopardy as I said earlier. We played. They used their brains. And at the end they asked if I created the game myself ( I wish I was smart enough!!!) and begged me ( yes I used Begged!!!) to create more quizzes. 16/17 year old teenagers thought the game was really good and when I asked them if I was doing more quizzes would they want to play they said “of course, it is cool!!! 

Voilà!! I just wanted to share my excitement about this game because it is a really good game.

Three of Flo’s quizzes can be found on the Quizzes page.





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: 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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Create Your Own Custom Skins: The EASY Way

15 02 2009

For those who like to dabble with digital images, Stu’s Quiz Boxes offers the exciting feature of having a total makeover done by you, the user. And it’s ridiculously simple to do now – just follow this step-by-step guide.

So, what do you need to make a Stu’s Quiz Boxes Skin? Basically, it’s just a folder that contains just three JPEG images named a specific way and formatted to specific sizes. If you can do that, you’ve made yourself a new skin. You can use any photo editing tool to produce the necessary image files – from top-of-the-line Adobe Photoshop to any number of free tools like PhotoFiltre or The GIMP.

Quiz Boxes skins you create should preferably follow some kind of theme. Sure, you can have a whole bunch of random images that make up your Jeopardy game, but what’s the point?  So, let’s go through the images that you’ll need to create to make your own skins –

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Skin: Beijing Olympic Games

15 02 2009
Title: Beijing Olympic Games
Created by: Stu Hasic
Description: A great skin with an Olympics theme
Suitable For: Any quizzes about the Olympics and sports in general
Instructions: All skins are self-extracting installers. Click the Download link below and you will be taken to MediaFire from where you can download the file and save to your Desktop or another folder on your computer. Then run the downloaded installer file and tell it to install into your Jeopardy\Skins folder.

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Skin: Christmas

15 02 2009
Title: Christmas
Created by: Stu Hasic
Description: A cheery Christmas skin
Suitable For: Quizzes about Christmas and the holiday season, or for any quizzes held around Christmas time.
Instructions: All skins are self-extracting installers. Click the Download link below and you will be taken to MediaFire from where you can download the file and save to your Desktop or another folder on your computer. Then run the downloaded installer file and tell it to install into your Jeopardy\Skins folder.

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xmasskin





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: Computing Terms

25 01 2009

Title: Computing Terms (Middle School)
Author: Ann Hodgson – Marrickville High School, Australia
Description: A quiz to get students to become familiar with many of the acronyms and abbreviations associated with computing
Suitable For: Children aged 11 and up
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: Party Trivia 2008

25 01 2009

Title: Party Trivia ( 2008 )
Author: Carolyn Boland – New Brunswick, Canada 
Description: Party Trivia and General Knowledge, mainly relating to recent events
Suitable For: All ages
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: Newfoundland (Canada)

25 01 2009

Title: Newfoundland (Canada)
Author: Carolyn Boland – New Brunswick, Canada 
Description: A Jeopardy Quiz covering all things Newfoundland – People, Places, Events
Suitable For: All ages
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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Fireworks Template for Creating Your Own Skins

25 01 2009

Recently I received an email from Ann Hodgson from Marrickville High School:

“Hi Stu,

I tried the Total Image Slicer program but found it added unwanted borders to my images (I’m using Vista – maybe that was the problem).  Anyway, as a result I made up two Fireworks templates which cut out much of the drudgery of slicing the image and then adding the text. The text, in particular, remains constant.

The user only needs to add a new image. The slices are already in place and have been correctly named. Feel free to put them on your site if you think they will be useful. I haven’t included detailed instructions – the user would need to be familiar with the Fireworks program and using slices.”

Hey, thanks for that Ann.  Anything that gives users an option is great, and Fireworks (Adobe, formerly Macromedia) is a brilliant image editing tool. Many schools have Adobe Creative Suite, so they’d actually have Fireworks.

You can download Ann’s Jeopardy Skin Templates for Fireworks from this direct link at MediaFire.  NOTE: If MediaFire is blocked at your school, you’ll have to download it from home.








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