We all know the tune. We all know that familiar voice of the host Alex Trebek. We all know that we love sitting down trying to run a category or telling ourselves that we’d win tens of thousands of dollars. All that excitement, all that joy that it’s brought us over the years can now be brought into your classroom as well!
I was lucky enough to be able to use Classroom Jeopardy in my class. Now, thanks to Educational Insights it can be brought to your students as well!
With a purchase of Classroom Jeopardy, you’ll find a state of the art scoring system that you can control with a remote from anywhere in your classroom, a USB with software that allows you to create your own Jeopardy games, 3 buzzers that students can use, and 3 handheld whiteboards that can be used for answers. I found the software very easy to use. I was able to create a review game that included pictures and videos from throughout the year in about a half hour. Now I have it saved and it can be used year after year. As great as it was for me, it was even better for the students. They loved it!
One the game has begun, the teacher has complete control over it through a remote that is provided. It allows you to see the answer to the question or question to the answer if you put them in the proper Jeopardy way. It also gives you the ability to choose whether a student answered correctly or incorrectly. Hit the correct button and it automatically adds points to the correct team. Hit the incorrect button and it automatically deducts points. The game also automatically reads which team buzzed in first for you which lights up on both the buzzer and the scoreboard!
With the AV cable that is provided, it’s simple to just connect right through a TV in your classroom. We were able to even hook it up to our projector so that we could have the game up on our SMART Board. The scoreboard had a speaker right in it so we were still able to get the sound of Alex Trebek’s voice and that typical Jeopardy theme music.
The ease of use of this product is incredible. Just use the USB to create the game on your computer. Then, plug it into the scoreboard and select the game you’d like to use. You’ll be playing in no time.
At a price point of $499, it may be a bit on the expensive side but I can promise it will definitely bring excitement to review in the classroom! Click here to check it out and let me know what you think!