Item Number: JNR-TRIVIA
INTEGRATE GOOGLE OR MICROSOFT FORMS INTO CURRICULUM: Blend this technology project into any subject area as a discovery tool, review activity, or to share personal interests or expertise. Students devise a plan, generate thought provoking questions, make an answer key with feedback, and then invite peers to play the trivia game. Finally, they analyze scores and reflect upon their learning.
STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE A TRIVIA GAME: You will receive a Teacher Guide with lesson plans, teaching strategies, ideas, and assessment tools and a Student Workbook with illustrated instructions. Also included are optional Extension Activities for extra challenges and sample quizzes about a diverse variety of topics: countries, an author, sports, wacky science facts, and brainteasers.
SHAKE UP YOUR COMPUTER CURRICULUM WITH A ONE-OF-A-KIND PROJECT: A unique trivia forms quiz adds excitement and variety to a technology program. Break up those necessary keyboarding classes with a fun and stimulating activity. Students build all-new skills using Google Forms or Microsoft Forms. They develop vital learning objectives such as planning and organizing, researching to fact-check, devising credible incorrect answers, considering suitable point value, providing helpful feedback, and analyzing results.
STUDENTS AS CONTENT PRODUCERS: Unleash young learners’ creative potential. Tech-savvy students, generally consumers of technology, are actively engaged when they construct their own interactive projects. Composing a trivia quiz to share with their friends is a powerful hook.
PROMOTE COLLABORATION: Not only do students test, share, comment, and study their respondents’ results, but they consider the viewpoint of their audience in developing quiz questions. By working together, students improve their written and oral communication skills, build self-esteem, cultivate positive relationships, learn about constructive criticism,
Technology Integration: Geography, History, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
Technology Skill: Data Management
Version: Google, Office Online
Program: Excel, Forms, Sheets
Session 1: Test Your Wits
Students test their wits. To jump start the fun, they are introduced to trivia quizzes by completing the Wacky Animal Quiz. Once familiar with the structure and purpose of this type of game, students rate their quizmaster type. Get ready to entertain friends and family with odd, silly, and interesting questions.
Session 2: Build a My Country Quiz
Students build a trivia quiz about their country. It will test knowledge about the capital city, flag, landmarks, facts, and national symbols. Students will learn how to pose questions, set the point value, and create an answer key. This activity provides an understanding of Google or Microsoft Forms features and the structure of a quiz.
Session 3: Plan Your Trivia Quiz
Students become quizmasters. They design a trivia quiz for their family and friends to play. To start, they brainstorm topic ideas. Once they have selected a theme, they formulate a plan. An organizer is used to record the questions, correct answers, and points. Students apply helpful tips to generate thought-provoking questions.
Session 4: Design a Trivia Quiz
Students build their trivia quiz using Google or Microsoft Forms. They follow their plan to create the questions, scoring system, and answer key. Upon completion, the quizmasters conduct tests to verify the game is working properly. They then assess the quality of the trivia quiz using a checklist to highlight areas for improvement.
Session 5: Host a Trivia Time Event
Students take part in a Trivia Time Event. Students invite others to take their quiz. They then test their knowledge by taking quizzes made by classmates. Who is a know-it-all?
Session 6: Study Trivia Responses
Students analyze players' answers to the trivia quiz. Using Google or Microsoft Forms, they view a summary of responses. Graphs for each question illustrate the items that players found easy and difficult. Based on their evaluation, they make recommendations on how to change the trivia quiz to make it even better.
Optional Fun Trivia Forms Quiz Activities
- Make the Quiz a Battle of the Brains: Sort spreadsheet data. Declare a champion.
- Collaborate to Build a Trivia Game: Each member builds questions for a category.
- Create a Pick Your Own Ending Story: Use a quiz to make a story with optional endings.
- Ask a Question About a Video Clip: Test people's observation or listening skills with a video.
- Ask a Short Answer Question: Ask an open ended opinion question.
- Visit Quiz Central: 7 Fun quizzes to try. Analyze the questions.
- Customize the Theme Header: Add a saved picture file to the quiz banner. (Google Forms only)
Use TechnoTrivia with unlimited users at your site. A site is a physical location such as classroom, school, learning center, daycare, library, or home. If you teach at multiple sites, you will need to purchase one set for each location. Individual projects are downloadable. Order 5 or more projects or a set and receive a USB drive. Transfer the files to all devices at your site. View the PDF teacher guides and workbooks digitally or print as many as you need. Files CANNOT be posted in public domain.