Buzz Monster – Editors Choice 2014 – Children’s Technology Review
Review Excerpt: This quiz game for 2-3 players lets teachers create their own Jeopardy style games and share them from one to many iPads. It comes from Australia, from the creators of Futaba Classroom Games and uses the INKids Learning Cloud Service to share the games with other iPads using a class code.
Editor’s Choice Award 2012
Buzz Monster – the amazing jeopardy-style game designed for k-5 classrooms…
Buzz Monster – Make Your Own Jeopardy-Style Games
Are you a teacher looking to promote good fun academic competition in your classroom? Now you can create your own Jeopardy style games and share them from 1-to-many iPads with Buzz Monster, an outrageously fun quiz game for 2-3 players.
From the creators of ‘Futaba Classroom Games’, Buzz Monster uses the INKids Learning Cloud Service to share multimedia games seamlessly with other iPads using a simple class code. Teachers already using Futaba can use their existing class codes with Buzz Monster!
How does Buzz Monster Work?
Buzz Monster is a multiplayer game that allows up to 3 students to learn with a single iPad. When a game begins players take it turn picking questions from the various categories available. After the question is shown, the first player to “Buzz in” has the opportunity to answer the question. Points are awarded for correct answers, and if a player gets 4-in-a-row on the gameboard they can earn bonus points.
Play continues until all tiles on the board have been attempted and at the end of the game the player with the most points is declared as the winner.
Take a look at the following screenshots to see how some of the questions are displayed:
Buzz Monster is an immensely beneficial classroom learning tool for children 4-10 and is ideal for supporting classroom activities of all types and introducing new topics and subject areas.
The 1st Edition includes customized Math, Geography, History, Science and English sets for Grade 5. There also hundreds of questions from the Futaba Catalogue included: Lower-case and Upper-case Alphabet Matching, Dolch Sight Words for 1st through 3rd grades, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Telling the Time, Currency, Countries and Flags, American Presidents, Shapes, Animals, Foods and more!
We will be updating this app constantly with new curriculum aligned Learning Sets, but you can always get started right away by creating your own games, or getting your students involved in building content using pictures, audio and text. This content can then be used on any other iPad with Buzz Monster installed an internet connection.
Buzz Monster & Futaba Classroom Games are designed for use in schools with shared fleets or 1:1 iPads – our Content Management Tools are well thought and support multiple teacher accounts, class codes and content. Settings can be PIN protected and content on a device can only be modified by it’s owner, while students will only have access to the parts of the app that they need to see.
Another handy feature of both of these apps is that teachers using the INKids Learning Cloud will also have backup of all of their customized content, games and classes.