NOV.

4 - 10

2020

Easy, 

Fun, &

FREE!

Glory!

Cash PRIZES!

2 Grand Prizes of $200 each!

Runner-up prizes: $50 each

Teachers of Grand Prize winners will win a FREE AATF membership for 2021!

2020 Contest Results Below:

For Round 1, there were over 2400 game plays across Levels A and B this year.

The top scorers in Round 1 then went on to compete in an elimination-based Finals Round with 25 challenging questions.

LEVEL A - Beginner

Level A Grand Prize Winner:

 

Jared G., taught by Marilynn S. Newman of Shelbyville Central High School in Tennessee

Jared successfully answered 15 questions and wins the $200 Grand Prize and a digital certificate for Level A; félicitations!

Marilynn wins a free AATF membership for 2021!

 

Level A Runners-up:

 

1. Successfully answered 13 questions: Nate L., taught by Jennifer Bell of Rye Junior H.S. in New Hampshire

2. Successfully answered 11 questions: Tatum Z., taught by Stacy Seger of Xavier College Prep in Arizona 

3. Successfully answered 8 questions: Oliver R., taught by Christine Goulet of William Diamond Middle School in Massachusetts

4. Successfully answered 7 questions: Leland W., taught by Sarah Longcore of Emerson School in Michigan

5. Successfully answered 5 questions: Enrique A., taught by Edna-May Hermosillo of Pace Academy Middle School in Georgia.

6. Successfully answered 5 questions: Fiona M., taught by Rachel Fowler of Grayson High School in Georgia.

 

LEVEL B - Intermediate/Advanced

 

After the Level B Finals Round was over, there was a dazzling tie between 4 students earning perfect 25/25 scores.  

A live tie-breaker round for these perfect-scoring students determined the winner.

Level B Grand Prize Winner:

 

Alan Z., taught by Soukeyna Diop-Tall of Livingston High School in New Jersey

Alan successfully won a live tie-breaker round and wins the $200 Grand Prize and a digital certificate for Level B; félicitations!

Soukeyna wins a free AATF membership for 2021!

Level B Runners-up:

 

1. Made it to the live tie-breaker round: Jasmine A., taught by Marleine Chiofalo of SchoolNova at Stony Brook in New York

2. Made it to the live tie-breaker round: Andrew Q., taught by Robin Hickey of Northeastern High School in Pennsylvania

3. Made it to the live tie-breaker round: Ethan H., taught by Jennifer Houston of Half Hollow Hills H.S. West in New York

4. Successfully answered 24 questions: Laura S., taught by Leila Kosiba of BASIS Independent Silicon Valley in California

5. Successfully answered 21 questions: Alexander B., taught by Pamela Thompson of Shenendehowa in New York

Runners-up will receive $50 and a digital certificate; félicitations!

All finalists and their teachers will receive digital certificates.

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 2020 AATF member?  Click HERE to join.

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 active AATF members play for FREE! 

Not an AATF member with an active 2020 calendar-year membership?  Click HERE to join/renew for 2020.

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 4th and 5:00 pm CST on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020.

HOW?

Detailed directions for play are below.

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

Practice Trivia Contests

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

2019 contest (designed for younger students)

2019 contest (designed for high school/university students)

2018 practice round (designed for all levels)

Finals Round:

The top-scoring students 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 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.  

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.

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.  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.

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:

Level A • Beginner

(Click to play 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

(Click to play Level B • Intermed./Adv.)

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.

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. 

You may choose "Play as guest" or, if you have a Kahoot account already, choose "Log in" and use your usual Kahoot username and password.

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:

www.kahoot.it

 

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 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 NUMBER of questions correct out of 25. This is different from last year's contest.  In short, the speed of reply does not matter when it comes to making it to the Finals Round.

 

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 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 Tuesday, November 10th, 2020.   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 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.

(One submission for each Level: A and B.)

NOTE:  You MUST be a paid AATF member for calendar year 2020 to submit a score. 

             Not yet a paid, active member for 2020?  Click here to join the AATF for 2020 first before submitting a score.  

             Not sure if you have an active 2020 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

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).