In the search to find Web 2.0 tools that really work in the classroom, Sporcle should be at the top of the list. I’ve used Sporcle to play games/waste time before, but I’ve never actually created a game for classroom use.
In creating the game, I learned a lot. Sporcle has kind of a frustrating interface, and it takes quite a few attempts to create a working game without any kinks, but it’s entirely possible.
In class (as you can tell my the name of my quiz) I plan to use this as an End of Course review. I’ll put it at the end of a review day, and let one student come up and answer the questions for a chance to win extra credit for the entire class.