This has saved my proverbial pedagogic bacon many a time…
The premise is simple – an interactive that can be applied to any topic that requires no setting up at all. Here’s the rules (for the students):
Write the numbers 1 – 10 in a list.
I will ask a question. If you know the answer to the question raise your hand.
If you do not, keep your hand down and put a cross next to that number.
I will then choose someone with a raised hand to answer the question. If the person answers correctly everyone with their hand raised gets a tick.
If that person answers incorrectly, everyone with their hand raised gets a cross. The person who answered loses all of their ticks so far. Unlucky
There are many benefits to this. Including:
- Zero set up requirements
- Questions can be devised literally on the spot
- All the risk of answering questions is turned into a game
One warning: a Poker Test can take up 20 odd minutes of a lesson – if you let it breathe. You have been warned.