# Umpire IQ

## Review Overview

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#### Umpire IQ: A Baseball Rules App

Summary : How well do you know baseball rules?

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Umpire IQ quizzes users about their knowledge of baseball. To begin, users select a question category, and they can pick from 10 categories. (Please note: Only the Demo category is available for free.) Next, Umpire IQ presents users a series of questions. Each question is a baseball scenario that users must first read before tapping the “Make the Call” button. When they do so, they are shown potential calls, and they are to choose the correct one. After making their selection, users are awarded points if they chose correctly. If they are incorrect, Umpire IQ provides them with an explanation of the rule. At the end of the quiz, users are provided with a total score and their Umpire IQ.

### Instructional Ideas

1. Teachers can create a class review of baseball rules using this app. To do so, teachers first must connect their iPad to a projector and then divide their class into groups of three to five students. Teachers will then load a quiz from this app and project the first question. Teams are to discuss the question. When ready, the teacher taps the “Make the Call” button, and the first team to raise their hands has the opportunity to answer the question. If they are correct, a point is awarded. If they are incorrect, a point is deducted. After that, the teacher progresses to the next question.
2. After becoming familiar with the app, teachers can assign students to write scenarios and questions for other sports that follow this app’s format. The teacher, using the same format described in the previous instructional idea, can read these questions and answers to the class.
3. After using this app to develop their knowledge of baseball rules, teachers can show the class videos of baseball rule infringements. (Videos can be found by searching YouTube.) After viewing the video, teachers can have students explain the rule being broken. Explanations can be written or verbal.
 A1. Rigor A2. 21st Century Skills A3. Conn. to Future Learning A4. Value of Errors A5. Feedback to Teacher A6. Level of Material A7. Cooperative Learning A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
 B1. Ability to Save Progress B2. Platform Integration B3. Screen Design B4. Ease of Use B5. Navigation B6. Goal Orientation B7. Information Presentation B8. Media Integration B9. Cultural Sensitivity
 C1. Learner Control C2. Interactivity C3. Pace C4. Flexibility C5. Interest C6. Aesthetics C7. Utility