For my final project, I would like to create an Academic Integrity-themed Jeopardy game.
As a Jeopardy fan myself, I find trivia games to be an effective way for students to learn material in a fun and engaging way. We all know how dry and boring it can be to discuss issues of academic integrity, so my hope is that by using a trivia game like Jeopardy, students will be more engaged in the material and actually learn something that might stick with them.
Throughout my time as a student, I have tried to make final projects that offer more than just a grade in a course–this jeopardy game is something I can use each semester in my composition and technical writing courses. While it will benefit my students to play this game, creating this game will also undoubtedly benefit me as I will need to be well-versed in the many different facets of academic integrity in order to fill the Jeopardy board.
After doing some preliminary research, I think my best option (and the most free) is to use Google Slides for this project. I have downloaded this template which I will update with my own content. If you look at the template, you will notice that there will be five categories, each with five options (ranging from $100-$500 in worth). Thinking ahead, I envision I will use the following five categories (though I plan to brainstorm more interesting titles):
- Academic Sabotage
- Ethics & Integrity
Underneath each of these categories, I imagine having definitions, scenarios, images, and examples. When using this in the classroom, students will divide into groups and we will go around the room. Whatever group has the most points at the end of the game will receive some amount of extra credit on their next assignment.
Though I will use this primarily in my classrooms, I am open to sharing this tool with other instructors and/or students hoping to gain a better understand of academic integrity.