This or That: An Icebreaker that Rocks!

Cult of Pedagogy
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Getting to Know Your Students Just Got Easier!

Perfect for Back to School, this fun icebreaker game will help students get to know each other and feel more comfortable in your classroom without any corny gimmicks or embarrassing questions. This or That focuses on getting students talking on a variety of interesting, low-risk topics.

How it Works:

This game has students informally debate on light topics such as "Which animal makes a better or cat?" Students have to choose a position--there is no middle!--and stand in a part of the room that best represents their opinion. This game is a HUGE hit with students: Not only does the argumentation help them learn a lot about each other in a short amount of time, it's also just fun.

Age Range:

Although this game can be played by any age, the questions in this game are most appropriate for grades 6-12. Younger students would still love it -- you just may need to edit a few questions to make them a better fit.


This game has been created as a gorgeous, animated PowerPoint presentation, complete with 20 questions; all you have to do is set it in slideshow mode and the game is on! No extra equipment is required. There is a Windows version and a Mac version. And it's EDITABLE, so you can change or add questions to suit your students. It also works in Google Slides: Just upload the PowerPoint to your Drive, open it with Slides, and put it into presentation mode!

As of July 2020, instructions are included for running the game remotely through Zoom. See product preview for full instructions.




This game is also sold as a BUNDLE with two other Icebreakers that Rock. Check it out here and save on all three!


Want to get to know your students even better?


Grab one of my Student Inventories, thoughtfully designed questionnaires that will help you collect information that really matters. I have versions for all grade levels, adjusted for each stage of a student's life:

Grades K-2

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-10

Grades 11-12



Total Pages
28 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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