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Making Test Prep Fun With Eggspert

By Beth Newingham on February 9, 2012
  • Grades: 1–2, 3–5, 6–8

During the days leading up to a test, I use class time to help further prepare my students for their upcoming assessment. I have found that interactive games are the most effective way to help my students review the concepts they have been taught. The games are fun, they encourage cooperation and teamwork, and they provide extra support for those students whose parents might not have time to study with them at home. 

I purchased the Eggspert game from a teacher store and use it for team trivia. With this game, the teacher acts as the game show host, and the students play the role of the contestants. I break the students up into teams and have them send one team member at a time to answer a question that relates to the content on the test they will soon be taking. A colored light corresponding to the player’s remote lights up when the first player buzzes in. I set the timer to give the player a certain number of seconds to answer the question correctly. I also play speed rounds where the lights randomly blink and stop on a certain team color. 

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