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Here’s a fun Jeopardy-style game idea for learning computer terms


Computers & Internet  


7, 8, 9, 10  


Title – Computer Terminology Jeopardy Review Game
By – Leslie Allen
Primary Subject – Computers / Internet
Secondary Subjects – 
Grade Level – 7 – 10
Supplies Needed: Large blackboard or dry erase board. List of five-six categories and questions for each category. Fake money (bought at dollar store).

The categories I select are usually:

Windows 98
Computer History
Computer Basics
Microsoft Office

Under those categories you write in dollar amounts just like the real jeopardy game on ABC. I use dollar amounts corresponding to my fake money ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100), which means I need 5 questions under each topics that correspond to those dollar amounts. You’ll also need one final jeopardy question.

I create a list of questions for each category. In order to let every student have a turn, I go around the room and give each student a chance to pick a category and dollar amount. If they answer the question correctly they get the money corresponding to that questions (Example. Computer History for $100 – Steve Jobs and Steve Woziak are responsible for the creation of which computer __________?). They are allowed to pass the question with no consequence to them. However if they attempt to answer it and it is wrong, I deduct the dollar amount from them. When a question is passed- the first person to raise their hand has an opportunity to answer it. If they get it right they get the money. If they get it wrong they also lose the money.

The persons with money at the end get to play final jeopardy, which is one hard question. They then get to double their money by wagering an amount. I give them a piece of paper and a pen. They write their wager amount on one side and flip the paper over and then I read the question-their answer goes on the paper.

I play the jeopardy music, which I taped from the show while they are writing. At the end of the music I collect the papers. Dollar amounts are increased or decreased based on right and wrong answers. The person with the most money wins something (10 extra points on the next quiz, a free homework day pass, a cheap software prize).

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