4 - 10
2 Grand Prizes of $200 each!
Runner-up prizes: $50 each
Teachers of Grand Prize winners will win a FREE AATF membership for 2021!
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.)
Students of French, grades 6 -12 and university undergraduate students whose teachers/professors are members of the AATF.
For 2020, we have made changes to 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 AATF members play for FREE! Not yet an AATF member? Click HERE.
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 4th and 5:00 pm CST on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020.
Detailed directions for play and a video that explains the contest in detail are below.
Kahoot's "Help" page, HERE, answers all technical questions.
The students from around the country with the highest number of questions correct in Round One will compete against one another in the "Finals Round" during the week of November 16 - 20, 2020. Finalists' teachers will be notified by 4:00 pm CST on Sunday, November 15th if their students qualify. If a finalist does not participate in the Finals Round, they are eliminated from the competition.
Note that the speed of answering is no longer a factor in this contest as it used to be.
The Finals Round will not be done via Kahoot, but via a Google Form with multiple choice quesitons 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.
During the Finals Round, a teacher must supervise the student the entire time. No other tabs may be open and no resources of any kind may be used.
If there is an exact tie, then a tie-breaker round will determine the winner. After this, the students who were tied for first place and did not win the tie-breaker round will receive runner-up prizes of $50. The remaining runner-up prizes will be given to the next-highest-scoring students from the Finals Round.
NOTE: Any Grand Prize winner can only win a Grand Prize one time, ever. Grand Prize winners may continue to play the contest in subsequent years for fun, but will not be eligible for any future Grand Prizes, only runner-up prizes.
• 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 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.
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:
1. Please FIRST READ ALL DIRECTIONS BELOW before launching the Trivia Contest, November 4-10, 2020.
By launching the Trivia Contest, participants agree to the terms outlined above and below.
NOTE: It is recommended that teacher and students restart their devices before launching the Trivia Contest.
IMPORTANT: You may only run the Trivia Contest ONE TIME with each of your classes.
2. When ready to play, connect your laptop to projection in your classroom and click on one of the links below to launch the Trivia Contest:
(Links will appear here Nov. 4-10, 2020)
3. Click on the GREEN PLAY button at left, and then you will arrive at a screen like this, below.
Then, click on "TEACH."
4. Please note: The following screen may come up for some teachers who already have Kahoot accounts.
In that case, simply use your usual Kahoot username and password to sign in.
Don't have a Kahoot account? Choose "sign up for free."
5. On the purple main start screen, Game Options should appear as below.
STEP 1: TURN ON "Randomize order of questions" and "Randomize order of answers." See arrows below:
STEP 2: Choose "CLASSIC" with the GREEN button.
6.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:
7. 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.
8. 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 their score is affected only by having the correct answer and NOT by the speed with which they answer. This is different from last year's contest. Please also tell them that they may not share any of the info in the Trivia Contest questions with anyone until November 11th, 2020. 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.
9. Once all of that class's 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!
10. With the final PODIUM scoreboard screen visible, take a screenshot showing the name and number of questions answered correctly (out of 25) of the winner in your class. (See purple image below.)
Directions for taking a screenshot are at the bottom of this webpage. You may also snap a photo of your screen with a smartphone, etc.. 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.
11. Determine which of your students earned the highest number of questions correct. Then, confer with all other teachers participating in your school to determine which student(s) earned the highest number of questions correct in the ENTIRE SCHOOL.
Click on the blue button below to submit ONE ENTRY per school via Google Forms by no later than 5:30 pm CST on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020. Entries received after this time will be disqualified.
A TIE? If your school has a tie with more than one student earning the same highest number of questions correct, 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.
For Kahoot-related technical questions,
first before contacting AATF contest administrators.
For questions that are not Kahoot-related technical questions,
contact AATF contest administrators Megan Diercks and Jon Shee via email:
How to take a screenshot on a MacBook:
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).
NOTE: You MUST be a paid AATF member for calendar year 2020 to submit a score.
Not yet a paid member for 2020? Click here to join the AATF first before submitting a score.
Not sure if you have an active 2020 membership? Contact your local chapter representatives (contacts HERE).