I coded this ClassTools PacMan template to quickly enable students and teachers to create revision quizzes.
Simply type in a series of questions and answers, click a button, and immediately get a link to a personalised revision quiz in the format of a ‘PacMan’ game.
The link can be shared with your students, or the game itself can easily be embedded in your website, blog or wiki.
The game plays just like an ordinary version of PacMan, as can be seen in this screenshot:
The ‘twist’ though is that when PacMan is eaten by a ghost, the player has to answer a series of questions from your database before gaining an extra life and therefore a chance to continue. The question is in the form of a multiple choice challenge – you can either add your own alternative answers, or the computer will generate its own based on other answers in the database.
The number of questions that needs to be answered after being eaten by a ghost starts off at three questions, but becomes more as time goes by:
Taking it Further
There is also a leaderboard for each quiz which updates each time somebody plays the game, which can be used as part of a leaderboard challenge.
Rather than teachers creating the quizzes, the students themselves can be challenged to produce their own quizzes which can then be played by their classmates.