A simple IWB resource to help with class quiz activites. It works as a game show style buzzer and nothing more. There are two button on screen representing two teams. Two students can be at the IWB and hit the button when they know the answer to a question being read out by the teacher. The resource will show who hit the button first by lighting up and playing a buzzer sound. Once illuminated the display dims one light at a time which can be used as an indicator for when the answer has to be spoken by.
Teachers can use this as a tool to suit however they wish their activity to run. A few ideas to involve the whole class as well as just those at the IWB might be useful. The students could revolve after each question. An alternative would be to have all of the students in the class write their answers down. If the student at the front is first on the buzzer and gets the answer correct a further point could be awarded if more than half of his/her team had the correct answer written down. For questions involving long calculations the student at the front can buzz when he believes someone in his team has worked out the answer.
If you find this useful leave a comment witha description of how you used it. Describing any problems with it would also be appreciated in the comments.
There is a supporting article on using this resource in conjunction with others on teacherledplus.com.