Creating a Game Show activity

With Game Show, students take turns spinning a game show wheel and answer multiple choice or true and false questions to gain points and bonuses for their teams. The team with the most points earned after all questions have been answered wins the game show!

To create a Game Show activity

  1. Tap Activities in the SMART Notebook toolbar.

    The Select an Activity dialog box opens.

  2. Select Game Show.

    The activity’s Add Content dialog box opens.

  3. Select a question type: Multiple Choice or True or False.

    The Game Show Add Content question and answer dialog box opens.

  4. Type a question and set it’s answers.

    Questions can contain up to 150 characters, including spaces.

  5. Use the Add question button on the right to add another question.

  6. When you’re done adding questions, tap Next.


    Before finalizing the activity, you can review the questions you’ve added by selecting them from the list below the Add question button.

  7. Tap Finish.

    The activity loads and appears on a new lesson page.

To play a Game Show activity

  1. Navigate to the lesson page that contains the activity.

  2. Tap the spinning wheel to begin the game.

    The wheel spins, and the pointer will land on:

    • a Power Up star that lets the current player remove an incorrect choice

    • x2 (times 2) which allows the current player to spin again for more points

    • a question mark, which opens a question window

  3. Students answer the questions. When the questions are all answered correctly, the Results screen displays each team’s point total.


The activity controls appear in the top right corner of the page:

  • UseSound to turn activity sound on or off.

  • UseReset to restart the activity.

  • UseEdit to modify the activity.

To review a Game Show activity

When the game ends, the results screen appears displaying each team’s point total. Tap the Review button to display the answers alongside the points for each question.


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