I love Erin for writing about the positive experiences involved in playing Trivia Crack. That’s why she’s my friend – she’s so positive. I 100% agree with her analysis. And don’t get me wrong, I love playing the game. But since I also had a Trivia Crack post in the works when she posted hers, here’s my slightly snark-ier version of a Trivia Crack post.
I saw a tweet from a 16-yr-old student in the Des Moines metro area that essentially said, “I wish they made a Trivia Crack to help me study for my tests.” If you haven’t played Trivia Crack, here’s a couple of screen grabs from my phone about the categories and types of questions.
I love this student for wanting a fun way to study, but are these the types of questions she’s getting asked on her exams? My guess is – probably. Does that make anyone else really, really sad? I guess if I want my students to be really good at playing online games that sweep the nation via social media, this would be helpful. But personally, I hope when my kids are in high school (and even now) that they are demonstrating their learning and understanding in a manner that’s a little more complex. Or a lot more complex.