Updates A colleague kindly pointed out that there were a couple of errors in the text of the powerpoint which I have now corrected in the download file. Slide 34 'Kir Royale' not just Kir and slides 49 and 55 'treize' for 'trieze' a typo.
I have also added a simplified version of the same quiz with a few new elements
Following on from my earlier post on using a scrolling text in powerpoint, here is a French Christmas quiz which was kindly shared by a colleague on the Yahoo Mfl resources forum (which by the way will save you as a language teacher hours of time as colleagues here are very generous with time, support and bags of free resources).
I have adapted it so that all of the questions appear on the slideshow but they only appear when the text the pupils are studying has disappeared and the questions then appear as scrolling text across the bottom of the screen. It puts a time pressure on the pupils to read the text, focus on the key detail and anticipate the kind of questions they might be asked. I played it with pupils working as a pair but in competition with each other. They had to write the answers down and after every 3 or 4 slides we would check the answers as a class.
This worked very well with pupils in yrs 5 and 6 at a primary school and I am sure you could adapt it to work with older groups, perhaps putting more of the slides into French.
There is too much material here for one lesson so you may need to shorten it to suit your needs. The later slides do include some ideas on how to exploit the 'find the French for ...' type of question.
Watch a video demonstration of how it works on this video here.
You can download the powerpoint here. If you are prompted to allow macros when you open it, you can block them as there are none attached to this powerpoint. I have no idea why this message pops up! An annoyance of ppt 2003 ...
Here is a Slideshare link to give you an idea of the content but Slideshare will not demo a preview of the animated scroll bar questions or triggers I have used.
I hope I can put up a video explaining a bit more how these features are created. For now you can simply play around with the ideas. Copy any of the slides whose features you want to use in any other presentation you are working on and adapt the pictures and text for your own ends.
You could use these ideas to get pupils focusing on and interacting with any topic you are teaching at any level across the curriculum so please feel free to share this post with other colleagues on your schools. You can use the "Tell a friend" widget to the left to pass a link on.