About three or so weeks ago, the e-Learning challenge anchored by David Anderson on the e-Learning heroes was to design a spelling and interactive vocabulary quiz in line with the US national spelling bee. Just after the e-Learning podcasts last week, I decided to try my hands on the spelling quiz and I came out with something… (don’t even know how to describe it). Anyway coupled with that, Tom Kuhlmann posted a tutorial on creating Illustrated Character from images using the curve tool in PowerPoint. I also decided to try it out and then use it in the quiz.

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The Process…
1. First was the creation of the illustrated characters…This was fun and the images came out nicely. This even brought some amazing insights to me about how I might be an Illustrated Character in God’s hand! (Hmm…interesting).
2. Thanks to Jackie and her Game template, the various submissions for that particular challenge and the submissions for quiz templates, I had ideas of how the frame would look like and I got to work!
3. I decided to use commonly misused words like Cease and Seize and Site and Cite…and explain the difference between them.
4. I incorporated instant feedback and reward …hey this part gave me some headache…as I figured out how to get the juice for the cup!
5. I added a review page for a one page view and comparison of all words learnt.
This took one day and one night!

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The Result…
The result is a great improvement (I believe) over previous works and the basis for something that could be big later…already ideas are flowing as to how this “little 5 loaves of bread and two fishes”, if properly handed over can feed five thousand! Again, this was done in PowerPoint (don’t forget to view as a slideshow) and Please Spell It is the result!

More to come!


4 Comments

Jackie Van Nice · July 8, 2014 at 12:52 am

Wow, Daniel – you’ve been busy! I think it’s ingenious of you to use my PowerPoint game template and adapt it to the spelling challenge. I wondered if maybe you’d used the illustrated character method from Tom’s post – and it turned out you did! I think they look really good. They made me smile when I got a question right. 🙂
I like your progress meter – and I also liked that you had a review slide at the end where you list all of the words you covered. The whole game functioned very well for me and I think you did a great job! Thank you so much for sharing it!

    Daniel Adeboye · July 8, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Thanks Jackie. Yeah, the game template was a great guide, thanks for sharing it amongst the situations… I especially appreciate the feedback and points of the quiz you liked. The progress meter was a little challenging for me but though not too satisfied but it was okay for now! Plenty of room for improvement.

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