I created an interactive Powerpoint Snakes and Ladders, which links in to a Spreadsheet with a dice. Using RANDBETWEEN(1,6) and Function 9 key to “roll the die”, students answer questions in the Spreadsheet on end of Unit test questions. The two programs are hyperlinked and the coloured counters on the Powerpoint attach themselves to the cursor on a mouse click. I have trialled this with students in years 8, 9 and even 13 for a fun learning experience! They all enjoyed it, and it created a buzz in the classroom amongst students, especially those who won!
I am always looking for innovative ways to teach my current year 13 ICT students, and help them remember their topic through different teaching and learning experiences. Being a visual learner myself, I create lots of visual teaching and learning material for all my students.
So I decided to produce another PowerPoint with a difference – a Snakes and Ladders Quiz, complete with a random number generator, coloured counters and the Quiz Questions.