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Vocabulary Cranium Game

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Use this game with any list of vocabulary words. A fun way to practice words modeled after the Cranium board game.

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kpottier Posted by: kpottier Mimio Certified Trainer

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Great Game

I love Cranium. This game would be a great way to practice vocabulary. There are so many activities you can do with this to prepare for a test or review any topic.

  • Posted:
    Feb. 19, 2013
jnikitow
Posted by
jnikitow
Downloads: 345

Games are always great!

Wow, thank you for making this fun game! Yes, it is a lot like Cranium and easy to modify for whatever type of vocabulary... I would use it for art! This can test students' knowledge of the material in a fun new way! I love multi-sensory assessments and this is spot on! Great job!

  • Posted:
    Oct. 18, 2012
Happyedwards77
Posted by
Reagan Edwards
Downloads: 69

Cranium Vocab - bringing game night to the classroom.

This is a wonderful way of leveraging the multiple intelligences that our students present. As a special education teacher, I am constantly looking for new ways to rehearse key vocabulary. This is a great option that gives more opportunities for kinesthetic and visual learners than Jeopardy. Awesome resource!

  • Posted:
    Oct. 17, 2012
lhorn
Posted by
lhorn
Downloads: 49

Cranium Vocab - bringing game night to the classroom.

This is a wonderful way of leveraging the multiple intelligences that our students present. As a special education teacher, I am constantly looking for new ways to rehearse key vocabulary. This is a great option that gives more opportunities for kinesthetic and visual learners than Jeopardy. Awesome resource!

  • Posted:
    Oct. 17, 2012
lhorn
Posted by
lhorn
Downloads: 49

Thanks for sharing this

Thanks for sharing this interactive vocabulary lesson. I am a music teacher and do not do a lot of paper/pencil vocabulary activities, but I do like to know if the students understand and remember subject-specific vocabulary. This type of activity is great for my class because each group is presenting or performing for their classmates, which is a useful skill in music class.

  • Posted:
    Apr. 14, 2012
sheabr
Posted by
sheabr
Downloads: 25

vocabulary cranium

This seems really interesting. I have been looking for ways for students to learn and then use their new vocabulary words. I also like the fact that it is very multisensory, especially using the play dough.

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    Feb. 11, 2012
ssherwin
Posted by
ssherwin
Downloads: 19

Nicely Done!

This is a very nice contribution! I saw that someone had commented that the scores reset when you flip between pages. This is true, but there are ways around it. You could add them as a pullout on the game page. Or, you could save a copy of the file and open it separately (thus switching between ink files and not pages within a single file).

  • Posted:
    Nov. 16, 2011
spickford
Posted by
spickford
Downloads: 49

Cranium vocab

My kids and I love Cranium! I've never thought of using it for review of vocab before though! My only comment is that I would want to switch back and forth between the directions page and the score page, but every time I do, I lose the scores and times. Any way to correct that?

  • Posted:
    Oct. 30, 2011
msgust
Posted by
msgust
Downloads: 352

Idea

I love it too! I agree that it would be very helpful to reference the directions throughout but because the counters are flash they reset when you go to another page. I suggest that you copy the directions and paste them on the page with the game. You can put a background in the textbox so the directions are easy to read and then add an arrow that you can use to pull out the directions when you need them. I am emailing the lesson with the directions on the game page to you.

Happy Mimio-ing!

Lindy

  • Posted:
    Oct. 30, 2011
Lindy George
Posted by
Lindy George
Downloads: 2047

Thanks for sharing this

Thanks for sharing this activity. The students will find this activity fun and its so interactive. I think its really going to help my students internalize their learning.

  • Posted:
    Jul. 15, 2011
kevindmcd
Posted by
Kevin McDonald
Downloads: 37

Cranium Vocab Game

Thanks for sharing this great activity. It is a great way to review vocabulary and it get the kids to do more than just memorize a definition. It also allows them to use all their senses and really understand what the word means.

  • Posted:
    Jul. 12, 2011
bmagee33
Posted by
bmagee33
Downloads: 93

Cranium Vocab Game

This is great! I'm excited to use it and share with other teachers. I do have a question. How do you get the scores to go up or down? Everything else works just great.
Eileen Bramer
ebramer@esu8.org

  • Posted:
    Sep. 9, 2011
ebramer
Posted by
Eileen Bramer
Downloads: 82

AWESOME ... Thank you!!!

I have never played cranium - now I will have to run out and buy the game for my kids ... I can see where this will DEFINITELY be a popular review game in my class this coming year ... thank you!

  • Posted:
    Jun. 21, 2011
shelleyb63
Posted by
Shelley Burgess
Downloads: 208

Creative Vocabulary Game

I just completed a training for ESOL teachers at a community college. They were looking for a lesson that would help their students learn new vocabulary. They were thrilled that they could edit and add their own words. Directions are very clear and addresses all learning styles.

  • Posted:
    Jun. 9, 2011
beasley1
Posted by
beasley1
Downloads: 161


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