Dividing the class into two or more teams is an old-established trick to raise energy and motivation. We have just launched a feature that lets you do it on Yacapaca, too.
What I’m particularly proud about is just how easy it is. You just decide how many teams you want, and Yacapaca does the rest. It even uses students’ previous results (if we have them) to create teams with equal abilities, so every student knows they have the same chance of being in the winning team.
Try it out for yourself! Here’s how:Vodpod videos no longer available.
Update: perhaps I should have mentioned that Teams Mode does not work with casual student sets – those in which the students sign themselves up. Pretty obvious really; you cannot create teams unless the students are already in the set. Fortunately, pasting in a list of students only takes 10 seconds.
Update 2: since I made this video, the team management whiteboard has been updated. You can now rename teams, and drag & drop students between teams.