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