COUNT DOWN for a QUIZ SHOW
My husband recently played an adapted version of “The Price is Right” in his college marketing class (more on that later) and he asked me if I knew of any uncomplicated timer or “count down” programs. The simplest one I discovered was created using powerpoint where numbers were placed on the slides, the slides used a timed display and were set for automatic display. Some of the slides even used the requisite audience/host sounds! It looks like the powerpoint was created by Marilyn Western but it’s so simple, it’s easy to create one that reflects the particular task you have for it. You can find a version here (along with other powerpoint game shows). I love the low-tech – use what we have, approach!
Two other programs along the same vein are: Free Watch, a free stopwatch-like program and Egg, a shareware program (7.50 US) that is highly customizable (in an intuitive way) and can be resized to fit the entire computer screen.
In the end, the Price is Right class had a student do a countdown so technology was not needed!
Pick a number between 1 and 24 – The winner is…!!!! Prize Patrol is a tiny flash program that randomly chooses a number between “one” and a number you set. The program comes by way of Alan Levine (but I’m unsure of the exact posting) and seems to be mostly used for door prize selections but I feel Ed-tech types (and others!) may find numerous uses. You will find the program in the Maricopa Learning Exchange here, which is worth a browse, anyway!