Throughout the entire semester, our teaching team had planned to give the students in our class a test of knowledge through the form of a Post Assessment. Since our class was not taken for course credit, this “exam” of sorts was one way of tracking the student’s progress throughout the semester, along with their retention of the material they had been taught over the past few months. Initially unsure of how to approach the task of preparing the students for the post assessment in an interactive, fun way that they would get engaged in, our team eventually decided to set up a game of Jeopardy based upon the specific lessons and key points the class was taught over the semester.
The game turned out to be a success; despite our small class size for the day we reviewed. The students were reasonably focused on the game, and between all of them, the correct answer was usually reached. I was satisfied with the results of the review class and game, looking forward to seeing how the class would fare on the assessment. Next class, we wrapped up the semester, bringing pizza and drinks for the class to enjoy after they completed their post assessment. After grading the assessments, it was apparent that the class fared very well. Based upon the results, it was clear that the class had made significant gains and learned a great deal over the semester.