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Title: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: salambander on October 30, 2013, 01:58:00 pm
It was only a matter of time. Here's a template I made for my third graders' final review lesson. It's the first bomb game I've made from scratch.

I may add sound to an updated version but I'm sure most of us are pretty sick of the song and so I decided to limit the noisiness of this potentially ear-splitting lesson.

The ppt has the Ylvis music video with hangeul subtitles embedded in it, as a reward for the students when they have finished the game. You can get to it by clicking the background of the question selection slide.

Enjoy!

IMPORTANT: Some versions have a typo in them. Change the points on "You found the secret of the fox" to a bigger number - 25, 50... Whichever you want. Not tested on older versions of Windows or Office.

The sound files are included in the zip file.  You may need to re-sync the sound files to the slides on your usb or computer, if they aren't working.

Huge thanks to caesar9171 for their technical support. The versions on this post are the most recent, best-working versions.



Ylvis the Fox Bomb Game:
Designed for 4 teams, with 20 questions. You can delete the Teams slide and use your own system if you prefer. Please let me know if there are any bugs or improvements you'd like to see.

Update:
If you want something that will take up more time, I made the game a lot more complicated by using some ideas I got from Cranium. It's also more inclusive, especially for lower level students. I have uploaded a new version with improved instructions. Zipped folders include ppt and pptx

Ylvis Fox Olympics Variation:
There are four kinds of questions

Pictionary
Boggle Relay
Charades
Complete the Sentence

Teams must compete against each other to win each round (Question). You also need to prepare 5-10 Pictionary cards using your class's vocabulary (Nouns), and 5-10 Charades cards, using vocab you've taught (verbs and adjectives). Change the Boggle and Target Language Structure cards as follows:

Boggle Relay - insert long words or vocabulary phrases. Each team gets a section of the board and they race to write as many words using those letters as they can. Erase any non-unique words and count up who has the most and the longest for a point system appropriate to their level. If your students are Cheaty McCheatersons like mine, get them to write their words on paper instead.

Complete the sentence - teams try to come up with the most interesting, creative, and correct sentence using target language they've used. They write it down on paper WITHOUT their team name, and you shuffle and read them out to the class before choosing the best.

Pictionary and Charades - The team whose turn it is to choose a question selects another team to challenge. They draw a card and give non-verbal clues by drawing or acting to their teammates. The first team to guess the word wins. Be careful when choosing pictionary words; things like The Eiffel Tower, Baguette and Dragonflies can be dangerous in boys' classes. ;)

To save time, if there's a tie, I say that both teams win the result. I also have increased the numbers of groups in a class to six so that more kids get a chance to be heard by their teammates. I've played this with and without sound with three first grade middle school classes and they've been jumping out of their seats, desperate to participate. I especially like the sentence and boggle parts; the teams quieten down and everyone pitches in. This lesson makes me happy. ^_^
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: peasgoodnonsuch on October 30, 2013, 02:39:05 pm
Thank you! My kids will really enjoy this. But I would love it if you do choose to add sound later!  8) :wink:
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: salambander on October 30, 2013, 03:11:05 pm
I could probably have sound done by the end of the day tomorrow. Can you wait that long?  I have to record and section the song.
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: rocketeerjoe on October 30, 2013, 05:20:25 pm
All of my kids are CRAZY about this song. I can't believe how popular it's becoming.

I'm using it as an opportunity to get my kids excited about learning English by telling them that Ylvis is actually Norwegian and learned English as a second language JUST like them. They got really encouraged by this!

Thanks for the template, it's wonderful.
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: salambander on October 30, 2013, 05:26:30 pm
All of my kids are CRAZY about this song. I can't believe how popular it's becoming.

I'm using it as an opportunity to get my kids excited about learning English by telling them that Ylvis is actually Norwegian and learned English as a second language JUST like them. They got really encouraged by this!

Thanks for the template, it's wonderful.

Thanks for all the good comments, guys! It's very encouraging for me as well. Now that I've figured out how to do it I'm going to make a bunch. I also like to tell the kids that they're Norwegian and learning English. It's such a great motivator. :D Winning.
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: peasgoodnonsuch on October 31, 2013, 12:26:25 pm
I could probably have sound done by the end of the day tomorrow. Can you wait that long?  I have to record and section the song.

That would be incredibly obliging of you! I'll take it in whatever time and way you can  ;D
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: nimrand on October 31, 2013, 09:56:09 pm
I love the "unfriendly horse" bit. ;D
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: jeonjubibimbap on November 01, 2013, 07:30:09 am
Truly grateful for this game. I really need to learn how to make bomb games. Thanks again.
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: Morticae on November 01, 2013, 07:46:02 am
Yeah, I hate this song. I'm pretty sure my students are actually saying "What the F*ks Sake" or something.
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: septeacher on November 01, 2013, 07:50:13 am
My students have made a healthy habit of saying "What the fox say" instead of wtf.

I think this song has done nothing but good for Korea. =D
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: salambander on November 01, 2013, 07:52:58 am
I like that they switch from swearing to fox. When my kids say f*ck and I am sure of it, I tell them they must work on their listening skills because those are not the lyrics. If I'm not sure of it and they're just trying to get a reaction, I play the dumb foreigner/pure minded card and let it go whizzing over my head, blank face, and swiftly move on to something else.
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: jlehmke on November 05, 2013, 08:05:52 am
Someone had to do this!!!

AWESOME!!!

PLEASE ADD SOUND!!
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: BloosCorn on November 05, 2013, 08:44:33 am
All the karma to OP and whoever puts sound into this thing. My students are going to stroke out from this.
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: salambander on November 05, 2013, 08:53:21 am
I've added sound but I'm having some technical difficulties - I don't know how to make the slide's animations reset so that they play each time you end up on a reward slide. My work-around for now is to scroll ever so gently up one click on the slide itself. You need a mouse with a scroll button. Any help would be appreciated!

:D

Here is the basic quiz template with sound for now, but that bug needs to be fixed and I lack the skills.
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: popeye2u on November 05, 2013, 09:35:34 am
C'mon guys, if you post a game, make sure everything works first.  >:(
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: salambander on November 05, 2013, 10:37:36 am
C'mon guys, if you post a game, make sure everything works first.  >:(


How about collaborating, popeye 2u? Make it work better and post it! Remember too that we all have different computer systems and what works for one might not work for another. I am very grateful for what Salambander gave us. I suck at ppt too. Especially sound. But even when it works right, Iíve found myself turning it down after the first few questions anyway. It just gets irritating.

Thanks tsarotu. In fact, in the original post and in the updated comment with the sound attached, I requested any assistance/collaboration that might be offered. This is my first bomb game that I've made, and I've done what I can. I am currently asking more experienced people for help but they also have jobs. If you have the skills to make it better, by all means post an improved version. As it is, the game works sufficiently for a class (and was thoroughly enjoyed by mine). I posted it with the bugs because people were desperate for sound. The sound files are included so if they're able to fix it, they can. And then I hope they post their fixes.

So be patient. Maybe it will all be fixed soon. Maybe not.
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: salambander on November 05, 2013, 12:01:38 pm
Here ya go! Let me know if it works.

FYI, there is a blank slide before each points slide that automatically cycles to the point slide. This is one way to reset the animations.

p.s. I am not re-uploading the sound files. Get those form the original post.

Thanks so much! I read about making a dummy slide but I couldn't get it to transition automatically (despite ticking all the ticky boxes I think I was supposed to). Hope it works! I'll give it a try now.

Edit: Tried it and the dummy slide doesn't automatically transition on the second visit. Hmm... Have to scroll to the next (reward) slide. Hmmm...
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: caesar9171 on November 05, 2013, 01:48:44 pm
Here ya go. Should be working properly now. Let me know.

By the way, to fix it, I just had to set the timing for the automatic advance to 0:00, instead of 0:01.
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: salambander on November 05, 2013, 01:57:44 pm
Thank you, caesar9171! You're my hero. <3 Works perfectly.
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: caesar9171 on November 05, 2013, 02:48:08 pm
Thank YOU for making it!
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: syndicate_312 on November 07, 2013, 10:25:42 am
I just used this template for a game with my grade 3 middle-schoolers. They absolutely loved it! Thank you for your time and effort in making this ppt. My reputation as cool-teacher has been saved yet again  ;D
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: megeek23 on November 07, 2013, 11:17:36 am
Here ya go. Should be working properly now. Let me know.

By the way, to fix it, I just had to set the timing for the automatic advance to 0:00, instead of 0:01.

Where is the updated version?
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: caesar9171 on November 07, 2013, 12:17:19 pm
salambander posted it on page 1, in the original post.
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: salambander on November 07, 2013, 02:08:13 pm
I just used this template for a game with my grade 3 middle-schoolers. They absolutely loved it! Thank you for your time and effort in making this ppt. My reputation as cool-teacher has been saved yet again  ;D

My pleasure. ^_^
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: jessicateach57 on November 08, 2013, 12:27:49 pm
So Great thank you!!!! :-*
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: salambander on November 08, 2013, 04:05:52 pm
Yours looks awesome too! More work went into it and you have better skills than me. I used Audacity to clip the individual fox noises from the song for each reward slide.
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: Zeegs on November 08, 2013, 04:22:29 pm
Yours looks awesome too! More work went into it and you have better skills than me. I used Audacity to clip the individual fox noises from the song for each reward slide.

Yeah I use Audacity a lot at school too. http://freesound.org is a great site if you are looking for some random sounds.
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: salambander on November 10, 2013, 05:43:59 pm
I'm pretty sure the sounds are phonetic approximations of the sounds that foxes actually do make (they make a variety of sounds). If you search on youtube there's a video comparing the real sounds to those in the video. I don't think he was trying to make fun of asian kung fu noises...
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: mrs.incredible on November 12, 2013, 12:05:22 pm
Thank you so much for this! Used it today... Was a blast!
First game huh? :shocked:  Looks pro to me!  :wink:
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: salambander on November 12, 2013, 12:31:09 pm
Thank you so much for this! Used it today... Was a blast!
First game huh? :shocked:  Looks pro to me!  :wink:

Why, thank you. Too kind. I learned from the waygook masters...
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: RedLetterChick on November 13, 2013, 08:13:44 am
Hey caesar9171, How do I find the version that you remade?
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: salambander on November 13, 2013, 08:50:42 am
Hey caesar9171, How do I find the version that you remade?

The fixed version has replaced the broken one on the original post.
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: caesar9171 on November 13, 2013, 08:50:48 am
I didn't remake it. I just fixed it a little bit. You can find it on Page 1 of this thread, on salambander's first post. It's called "FOX Yvis game.zip" I accidentally spelled Ylvis wrong.   :huh:
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: caesar9171 on November 13, 2013, 09:58:48 am
Awesome stuff. Thanks!
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: Jase Teacher on November 13, 2013, 10:04:50 am
Any way to get this in plain old PPT version? My amazing computer won't open PPTX and I know my kids will be crazy for this game. Thank you to the maker! ^^
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: salambander on November 13, 2013, 10:39:31 am
Any way to get this in plain old PPT version? My amazing computer won't open PPTX and I know my kids will be crazy for this game. Thank you to the maker! ^^

Sure thing. I'll do that now. Stay tuned!
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: nickf on November 29, 2013, 08:03:49 am
Wow this is really cool, thank you!
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: phin84 on November 29, 2013, 09:06:07 am
Fantastic job!! Well done!! My students are going to love this. I just finished using the video to teach them the differences between Korean and English Onomatopoeia so this is the perfect ending. Thanks a million!!
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: anaraesia on December 06, 2013, 10:44:28 am
I love the "unfriendly horse" bit. ;D

Thank you for the template!  My kids love this song, so I used your game to play a BEPA review game.

Just a heads up though, I had one 5th grade student pull me aside today.  He told me the game was fun, but that he hasn't slept well since we played the game Tuesday because he is afraid of the horse.  I haven't changed it because I won't be using the game with their grade again, but just wanted to share.  Other than him, the rest of my students loved the game!
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: salambander on December 06, 2013, 12:10:09 pm
I love the "unfriendly horse" bit. ;D

Thank you for the template!  My kids love this song, so I used your game to play a BEPA review game.

Just a heads up though, I had one 5th grade student pull me aside today.  He told me the game was fun, but that he hasn't slept well since we played the game Tuesday because he is afraid of the horse.  I haven't changed it because I won't be using the game with their grade again, but just wanted to share.  Other than him, the rest of my students loved the game!

If you think your kids would be scared by the horse, because they're elementary school level or something, maybe switch out that picture for this one (and change the font colours so that they're clearly visible). Right click on the picture after pasting it in, and hit "send to back" to make it the background of the slide.

(http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs074/1102516353888/img/887.png?a=1110327732734)

or this one:

(http://wakpaper.com/large/Horses_wallpapers_183.jpg)
Title: Re: Ylvis: The Fox Bomb Game
Post by: veronicap on June 29, 2015, 09:18:11 am
this is really cool
thanks a lot...