Friday, October 7, 2011
In honor of Columbus Day I went searching for an online tool to teach about the history of Christopher Columbus. I came across an online game called Walk the Plank and a version specific to Christopher Columbus. Basically it's a 10 question (from a bank of 20) trivia game in which each correct answer makes your professor get a little closer to having to dive into the ocean. Normally I wouldn't be to comfortable with the concept; but, I even found it challenging and it took me 5 tries before I got the professor to Walk the Plank. It;s a nice review after a unit on Columbus' expeditions. I'm sure there are other games out there that focus on Columbus and I'd love to hear about them if you choose to leave a comment. Walk the Plank offers the ability to purchase the programming necessary to generate your own quizes. Again, I usually would not publish a site with an associated fee. However, there are a ton of other versions of Walk the Plank freely available from other educators who have already purchased the product and generated their own versions on a variety of topics.
Walking the Plank #edtech