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Best Idea Ever: Swat the Answer

Education World's Best Idea Ever feature highlights a favorite teacher-tested idea designed to help you teach a lesson, manage a classroom, communicate with parents, impress colleagues and administrators—and amaze them all with your energy and creativity! 

Family and consumer science teacher Jennifer Low shares the following fun review activity. "On a wipe-off board or chalk board, draw horizontal and vertical lines similar to a Jeopardy board. Write the answers to the day's review questions in the squares—one answer per square—in as few words as possible. Then arrange students into two teams and provide each team with a new fly swatter (the plastic handle ones are the best).

Choose a student from each team to go up to the board. Read a review question aloud and ask the two students at the board to find the answer and swat it. The first student to swat the correct answer scores a point for his or her team. Continue playing until each student has had a chance to go to the board. The team with the highest score when the game ends wins."

Submitted by: Jennifer Low, Creek Valley High School, Chappell, Nebraska.

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