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The 5-Clue Challenge (#5cluechallenge)
While planning a post compiling all the cool global literacy projects out there, I began having so much fun with one simple project that I decided it was worth its own little post.
The 5 Clue Challenge is a traditional guessing game, kinda like Name that Tune.
Here’s how it works.
In short videos, students and teachers offer five progressively narrower clues about a place or animal or person or space object or musical instrument they are describing. The goal is to use research skills to solve the riddle in a few clues as possible. As instructed by the narrators, you should pause the video after each clue to guess if you can.
Here’s what I love. Students may create and add their own puzzle videos to the gallery for others to use by uploading them to YouTube and completing the form on the Send us your video page. The team will vet the video for appropriateness and add it to the collection.
Think of this as a cool addition, a little communication activity treat to cap off the learning following so many of our inquiry projects. As a librarian, you might want to suggest your student video producers create questions that require a little deeper inquiry on the other end.
Here are a couple of my favorites produced by some very charming young puzzlers:
Here’s the full Video 5 Clue Video Collection.
You can discover new productions by following the Twitter hashtag is #5ClueChallenge
About Joyce Valenza
Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza
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