10 Tools for Creating Class Puzzles and Quizzes

There are many different sites on the internet that allow you to create your own puzzles and games to use either directly in class, or which can be linked to/embedded into your VLE.

Here are 10 to get you started.

1. Classtools Net

Classtools is already one of my favourite websites, home of the Countdown Timer and Random Word Picker. But there are also several different game templates that you can use, such as Post It and the Dustbin game. Games can be saved and linked to, or embedded into a VLE.

Classtools Quiz

2. Superteacher Tools

SuperTeacherTools is dedicated to providing technology tools for teaching that are quick and easy to download, learn, and start using in your classroom. In the site, you will find a variety of review games, classroom management software, and other miscellaneous tools for educators. Home of the Jeopardy Review Game, which is very popular.

3. Zondle

Zondle enables teachers and students to create games to support exactly their learning needs: phonics games, science games, language games and lots more

5. Languages Online

Download these free programs and create your own interactive games and activities. Follow the simple steps to add your own text, pictures or voice recordings. Suitable for all languages!

6. Puzzlemaker

Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more-using your own word lists. You can’t save the puzzles and link to them – but you could screenshot them (or save the png file it creates) and insert as an image. Alternatively print them out as worksheets.

7. Textivate

Textivate is a simple web tool which allows users to automatically generate a range of interactive browser-based activities based on any text of up to 500 words.

Textivate is free, and if you like it you can purchase Task Magic from the same company which has loads more features : http://www.mdlsoft.co.uk/

Textivate

8. Quiz Busters
Quiz Busters lets you create your own quiz game based on the popular 80’s gameshow Blockbusters. If you don’t want to create your own, you can use some of the other ready-made quizzes on there.

Quizlet lets you create sets of flashcards on any topic, with image and text prompts to help the learning process.
Blubbr lets you create and play quiz games from YouTube videos.  You can play quizzes in different categories, from celebs and music to sport and education. These can then be shared with anyone across the internet.

 

If you have any other favourites, let me know in the comments!

 

Author: Danny Nicholson

Danny is an author, Science teacher, ICT Consultant, PGCE lecturer and computing / interactive whiteboard trainer. He has delivered training courses across the UK, in Europe, and in Canada. Please get in touch with your training requests.

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  1. Hi Danny,

    Nice collection! Just writing to share another great resource for learning languages and vocabulary, the ‘Phrase Maze for Quizlet’ online/mobile game(free too!). It’s a fun game which has various modes with differing degrees of difficulty. It imports vocabulary/phrase lists from Quizlet (with optional pics), has TTS audio and tracks your progress.

    http://www.PhraseMazeApp.com

    Enjoy!
    Oliver

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