Well, this past week I took full advantage of a large room, energetic kids, and our iPads. We modified "Steal the Bacon" and made it a learning opportunity. I used my ActivInspire software for my Promethean board to create a self-paced quiz using the Math generator. 50 basic facts were entered into the flipchart. 4 iPads were chosen to serve as our "bacon." The kids were divided into 4 teams and the fun began.
Each team raced to the center of the room to answer a multiplication fact, hit the send button, and tag the next person. The team with the most correct answers was declared the winner.
*I made sure that students understood the value of the iPad before the game began.
*I focused on the correctness, not the time.
*Students began talking about what the answers were if it was one that was difficult.
*Students showed a 50% improvement on the multiplication math quiz we did the next day.
The idea was not mine originally. I watched a video from The Ron Clark Academy this week and stole it from him. You can watch the video here: The Ron Clark Academy ActivClassroom: Top 10 Ways
**Updated to add video of the game.