I am a HUGE Ellen fan, but never get home from work at the right time to watch her show. However, over Thanksgiving break, I FINALLY got to sit down and watch Ellen (both of my kiddos were napping) and she was playing her super fun game, Heads Up!, with a guest. It was hilarious to watch!
Before long, I found myself wondering how I could use this game in my classroom…you know me, EdTech nerd 🙂
Today, I finally just decided to download the app on my iPad, thinking I could at least use the game as a last day of school fun activity for my classes. I scrolled through the available decks, and when I stumbled upon the “Build Your Own Deck!” option, I won’t lie to you, I squealed with glee!!
But, I have to tell you, this is probably the best $1.98 I have ever spent for my classroom!
“Build Your Own Deck!” is so incredibly easy, because you don’t include “multiple choice” type responses, as you normally would in a review game. You simply include a word or phrase!
Can you tell, I’m a little excited about this game?? 🙂
So…what will your students get out of this game??
In addition to being able to describe a term, event, phrase, etc, students also must be able to identify a term, event, phrase, etc from a different description than they may be accustomed to. This game is timed, so players must be able to describe and identify the concepts quickly and accurately, which is a huge goal of review games in my classroom!!
Seriously, check out this game. It is WELL WORTH the $1.98 to be able to bring this kind of engaging (and fun!) activity into your classrooms!!
Thanks for reading 🙂