Gaming as formative assessment:
I am able to track the progress of my students by viewing their performances in
class quizzes. Online quizzes are set as homework and students copy screen
prints of their scores on a sheet of paper that they submit to me.
The following links are examples of some of the online quizzes that the students
have benefitted from. I utilise these with boys either individually or in a group
coming up to the Smartboard to attempt these interactives and then later for
the boys to revise on their class wiki.
Gaming also provides an opportunity for boys to play online games against each
other in a competitive sense. The following links are examples that boys have
played on the Smartboard in class.
and http://tiny.cc/G9LwG Multiple choice questions and answers
2. Non computer games: such as
Choose 9 directive terms from the following 15 below.
Account Analyse Critically Define Demonstrate
Describe Discuss Distinguish Evaluate Explain
Identify Justify Outline Assess Recommend.
Draw up a table with three columns and rows and put a
directive term in each of the 9 boxes on your bingo card
Make sure you know what that word means because you
need to know to win!!
Shout BINGO when you have a line or a FULL HOUSE!
Teacher reads out the definitions and MUST keep a
record of the words used
3. Giving powerpoint templates to students and getting them
to create their own games such as Who Wants To Be a
The game on the next page is called Roaming Bingo which I
used as a pretest to reveal students’ prior subject
Introduction to Geography
To help you meet the people who will be in your class, find someone different to answer each question on your grid (even if you know it!)
1. Draw the map symbol 2. Name the highest 3. What is the world’s 4. Which country has the 5. Name three cities in
for ‘Tourist Information’ mountain in Europe largest ocean? world’s largest Brazil
6. Why are deserts cold 7. Name one natural 8. Why do some parts 9. What is the largest city 10. Name one major
at night? disaster from the last of the world suffer in the world Tropical Rainforest
five years from earthquakes? (population)?
11. What is the world’s 12. What is a refugee? 13. Name one conflict 14. What is a glacier? 15. What is a favela?
longest river? between two or more
countries in recent
16. What is the UN? 17. What is the ‘La 18. Why does North 19.In which city was the 20. Name one area of the
Nina’? Sydney get more film Slumdog Millionaire world where people are
rainfall than shot? affected by ‘Cyclones’
21. What is the largest 22. Name at least 3 23. Name one country 24. What is the EU? 25. Which ‘Tropic’ is
river in Australia? things that a good map which borders found South of the
should have Switzerland? Equator?
1. Where there any questions which you thought had nothing or little to do with Geography? List these by number and discuss (later) with
2. Try to group some of the questions together under common themes (the teacher will discuss this with you). List these by numbers under a
theme heading. Try to have between 3 and 6 groups.
3. The teacher will now talk to you about some possible groups which will simplify what Geography is about. Please list these below and
now try to write numbers from the grid which might fit in each group.