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I'll Take Learning for 500: Using Game Shows to Engage, Motivate, and Train

  • I'll Take Learning for 500: Using Game Shows to Engage, Motivate, and Train
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I'll Take Learning for 500 shows you how to leverage the excitement and entertainment inherent in game shows by using them to increase participant involvement as well as information retention and comprehension.

This book will help trainers and teachers to select, create, modify, and employ game shows as a powerful, effective learning tool. The authors illustrate all of the many different elements that are required to make an effective game show, from writing effective questions to changing pre-existing game show rules, hosting, and creating new games. They offer expert advice on selecting the best game to fit the purpose of the training, tailoring and customizing it for a specific situation, and effectively presenting it to create a dynamic and exciting learning experience. The CD that accompanies the book includes several valuable game show templates that trainers can immediately pick up and use as a hands-on resource.

Part One: Game Shows and Learning.
1. Classroom vs. Hollywood: How Training Game Shows Differ from TV Game Shows.
2. Why Use a Game Show?
3. Myths, Misconceptions, and Frequently Asked Questions. Part Two: Designing a Game Show for Learning.
4. Catalogue of Game Shows.
5. Selecting the Right Game for Your Purpose.
6. Customizing Your Game Show.
7. Customizations for Your Specific Game Show.
8. Teams, Titles, and Trinkets.
Part Three: Writing Effective Questions.
9. Question Types and Tips.
10. Effective Question Writing.
11. Questions to Fit Your Purpose.
12. Using Multimedia in Your Questions.
Part Four: Conducting a Game Show.
13. The Ultimate Game Show Host.
14. Maximising Learning in the Game Show.
15. Setting Up for the Game Show.
16. High or Low Tech.
17. Rating Your Performance.

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