I love hearing back from users of Truth or Dare for English Language Learners. There are so many creative ideas out there.
At the last conference [BC TEAL 2012] I heard that one local Vancouver school has found a novel use for ToD. When a teacher has phoned in sick and a substitute is en route, the receptionist will often deploy ToD to quell the rioting masses. Apparently, if students are already familiar with gameplay they are more than happy to take it from there. I’m sure more than a few substitute teachers will go with the flow upon arrival. I’d hate to see subs replaced altogether, however.
While there’s no substitute for a sub it sounds like ToD can help fill the gap.