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NOV.
1 - 10 
2023

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Easy, 

Fun, &

FREE!

Glory!

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Cash PRIZES!

The 2023 National Francophone Trivia Contest is now over.

Félicitations to our fabulous winners from Levels A and B:

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Below are the players from Round 1 who scored high enough to move on to the Finals Round:
(Details on the Finals Round are below...scroll down.)
Level A: 

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Level B:

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2 Grand Prizes of $200 each!

Runner-up prizes: $50 each

Teachers of Grand Prize winners will win a FREE AATF membership for 2025!

WHAT ?

Round One of this easy-to-administer contest for French students consists of 25 trivia questions and takes about 15 minutes using Kahoot, a free online game site.  Top scorers from Round One move on to a Finals Round (details below).

Questions are in English and cover cultural aspects of the francophone world.  The AATF is committed to featuring a wide variety of cultures and perspectives from all over la francophonie, so the questions in the National Francophone Trivia Contest will contain information from many French-speaking regions and countries.

Teachers run the contest themselves, in each of their classes, at a time that is convenient for them.

Teachers will need to project from their computers for all students in a class to see the questions displayed.

Students will each need an internet-ready device on which to answer (such as a smart phone, laptop, desktop computer, iPad, etc.) 

WHO ?

Students of French, grades 6 -12 and university undergraduate students whose teachers/professors are members of the AATF. 

Not an active 2023 AATF member?  Click HERE to join.

Note the two levels of the contest:

Level A • Beginner

Middle School & High School (grades 6-12)

All Middle School students.

High School beginners with up to 2 full years of study.

(examples - French 1, French 2)

 

Beginning University (undergraduate only)

Student has completed or is currently enrolled in first or second semester introductory French. 

Level B • Intermediate/Advanced

High School (grades 9-12)

Student has completed more than 2 full years of high school level study, equivalent to beyond the content of a typical high school French 2 course. (examples -- French 3, French 4, French 5, AP)

 

Intermediate/Advanced University (undergraduate only)

Student has completed or is currently enrolled in the third semester or higher of French.

HOW MUCH ?

Students of active AATF members play for FREE! 

Not an AATF member with an active 2024 calendar-year membership?  Click HERE to join/renew for 2024.

WHEN ?

During National French Week, bien sûr!  Teachers can choose the best time and day to hold the Trivia Contest, most likely during class time with their students, between 6:00 am CST on Wednesday, November 1st and 5:00 pm CST on Friday, November 10th, 2023.

HOW?

Detailed directions for play are below.

Kahoot's "Help" page, HERE, answers all technical questions.

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Practice Trivia Contests

Feel free to play these with your students for practice and fun!

2020  contest (Level A, beginners)

2020 contest (Level B, intermediate/advanced)

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Finals Round:

The sets of top-scoring students in each level (A and B) of Round One will compete against one another in a LIVE "Finals Round" on

Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 2023 

Level A:  3:30 pm (EST) • 2:30 pm (CST) • 1:30 pm (MST) • 12:30 pm (PST)

Level B:  4:30 pm (EST) • 3:30 pm (CST) • 2:30 pm (MST) • 1:30 pm (PST)

 

Finalists' teachers will be notified by 4:00 pm CST on Sunday, November 12th if their students qualify.  If a finalist does not participate in the Finals Round, they are eliminated from the competition.

Each Finals Round will be done live, via Zoom.  Finalists will answer questions that get progressively harder.  Students are eliminated as soon as they answer a question incorrectly.  The student who advances the farthest by answering the most questions correctly will win the Grand Prize for their level: $200 and a certificate.  All finalists who do not win the Grand Prize will receive a participation certificate, and some of the top runners-up will win $50. Students will be on camera during the Finals Round.

Students' teachers and parents may attend the Finals Round via Zoom as well.

The winners' names (only first name and last name initial, like "Bobby F.") and scores, as well as their teachers' names and their schools' city/state will be shared publicly, including but not limited to in AATF national and local websites and the AATF National Bulletin, and via AATF social media/emails. Non-winning students' names/scores will not be kept long term after the awarding of prizes. Kahoot's privacy policy can be found HERE and the AATF's privacy policy can be found at frenchteachers.org.

NOTE: Any Grand Prize winner can only win a Grand Prize one time, ever, and will not be eligible in the future for runner-up prizes.  Grand Prize winners may continue to play the contest in subsequent years for fun, but teachers may not submit their scores at all.

NOTE: All participants must acknowledge that as this is an online competition and that internet/computer speeds, wifi configurations and limitations, etc., will vary from school to school, this may therefore have some effect on the experience.  As there is no way to regulate this to uniformity nationwide, all participants agree to recognize this as unavoidable, and to approach the Trivia Contest with the understanding that it is designed with the main goal of being a fun activity to engage students with francophone culture.

Detailed DIRECTIONS for play:

 Please FIRST READ ALL DIRECTIONS BELOW before launching the Trivia Contest, November 1-10, 2023

        

          By launching the Trivia Contest, participants agree to the terms outlined above and below.

1. NEW for 2023!  Please pre-register for the contest by 3:00 pm MST at least one day prior to when you plan to administer it with your students.  AATF staff will verify your identity as a French teacher and will email you the Kahoot game links thereafter. 

To register, please complete the Google Form linked here:

CLICK TO REGISTER

Registration ends on Thursday, Nov. 9th, 2023 at 3:00 pm MST.

Level A • Beginner

Middle School & High School (grades 6-12)

All Middle School students.

High School beginners with up to 2 full years of study.

(examples - French 1, French 2)

 

Beginning University (undergraduate only)

Student has completed or is currently enrolled in first or second semester introductory French. 

Level B • Intermediate/Advanced

 

High School (grades 9-12)

Student has completed more than 2 full years of high school level study, equivalent to beyond the content of a typical high school French 2 course. (examples -- French 3, French 4, French 5, AP)

 

Intermediate/Advanced University (undergraduate only)

Student has completed or is currently enrolled in the third semester or higher of French.

2. When ready to play with one of your classes, connect your laptop to projection in your classroom and find the Kahoot game links that will have been emailed to you (after you register, and shortly before contest window opens) from triviacontest@frenchteachers.org.

 

Determine if your class is either Level A or Level B (see boxes above) and launch the corresponding Kahoot game link.  This will begin the Trivia Contest process for that class. 

 

Note that some questions will be displayed at this time, so you should cover/mute projection until you start the game.

IMPORTANT: Any individual student may not play the Trivia Contest more than ONE TIME.

3. To start the game, click on the START button at bottom left:

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Now, choose "Classic mode" at left:

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4. A new screen will appear with the “GAME PIN” displayed.

Tell students to take out any internet-ready device and go online to the following website:

www.kahoot.it

 

5. Tell students to enter the Game Pin and, when directed, they must enter their FIRST NAME and LAST INITIAL only.

Example:  "Bobby F."

    Students may not use any nicknames, emojis etc. for this game.

6. Tell students that they will see a question projected from your computer and then will select their answer from color-coded options on their device that correspond with the answer options projected on the screen.

 

Tell students that though the speed with which they answer may affect their overall numeric score, this does not matter because submitted scores are only based on the PERCENTAGE of correct answers out of 25.  In short, the speed of reply does not matter when it comes to making it to the Finals Round.

 

Please also tell students that they may not share any of the info in the Trivia Contest questions with anyone until Dec. 15th, 2023.  If your school has an Honor Code, please apply it to this contest, if possible, in order to preserve the authenticity of the experience for other students participating.

 

7. Once all of your group of students’ names appear on the board, click on START at top right, which then begins the game. 

Students will see a question projected from your computer and then will select from color-coded options on their device that correspond with the answers.

 

You will advance the screen by clicking on "NEXT" after each question is over, following the prompts.

 

After the final question round, DO NOT ADVANCE PAST THE FINAL "PODIUM" SCOREBOARD

without following these next steps!

 

8. With the final PODIUM scoreboard screen visible, at top right, a little icon will appear to display more information in sidebar at right.  

    Click on "View Summary" at right. 

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9. Now, at top right, click on "View full report."

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10. At top left, click on "Players."

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11. Take a screenshot or a photo of the screen showing the top-scoring student name and their top percentage of correct answers. Directions for taking a screenshot are at the bottom of this webpage.  Please save your screenshot somewhere safe, as teachers of finalists will need to email them to contest administrators after being notified that their student is a finalist.

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12. Once you have determined which of  all of your students earned the highest percentage of correct answers, then confer with all other teachers participating in your school to determine which student(s) earned the highest number of correct answers for each level, in the ENTIRE SCHOOL. 

 

Click on the blue button below to submit ONE ENTRY per level per school via Google Forms by no later than 5:30 pm CST on Friday, November 10th, 2023.   Entries received after this time will be disqualified. 

 

A TIE?  If your school has a tie in a level (or both) with more than one student earning the same highest percentage of correct answers, please submit all of them individually via Google Forms by entering the info and submitting multiple times, one time for each of the tied students.

NOTE:  You MUST be a paid AATF member for calendar year 2023 to submit a score. 

             Not yet a paid, active member for 2023?  Click here to join the AATF for 2023 first before submitting a score.  

             Not sure if you have an active 2023 membership? Contact your local chapter representatives (contacts HERE).

QUESTIONS?  PROBLEMS? 

For Kahoot-related technical questions,

CLICK HERE

first before contacting AATF contest administrators.

 

Troubleshooting:

• My and/or my student's device or the game froze during play.

Dommage!  In order to maintain the integrity of the contest, students are not allowed to

access the game more than once.  Unless the device/game froze prior to the display of any questions, replay is not allowed for that group. 

• I can't figure out how to do a screenshot of my top scorer's results (though see the bottom of this page for directions).

Use a phone or camera to take a picture of the screen.      

• For other troubleshooting, click HERE before contacting AATF contest administrators, please.

For questions that are not Kahoot-related technical questions,

contact AATF contest administrators Megan Diercks and Jon Shee via email:

triviacontest@frenchteachers.org

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How to take a screenshot on a MacBook:

Press Command-Shift-4.

Move the crosshair pointer to the corner where you want to start the screenshot.

Drag to select an area, like creating a window.

When you've selected the area you want, release your mouse or trackpad button.

Find the screenshot as a file/icon on your desktop.

 

How to take a screenshot on an iPad or iPhone:

Hold down simultaneously the circular button on the face of the iPad and the POWER button (on the outside frame).

You will see/hear a "flash/snapshot".

The screenshot file will appear in your 'PHOTOS" app.

 

How to take a screenshot on a PC:

Press the Windows logo key + PrtScn. 

Or, if you're using a tablet, press the Windows logo button + the volume down button.

The screen will dim for a moment when the screen is copied and saved as a file in the Screenshots folder (which is in your Pictures folder).

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