Monday, September 21, 2015

Help Teaching - Create Puzzles and Quizzes Online

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Help Teaching is a service that offers some good tools to help teachers write tests and create puzzles online. The free plan on Help Teaching allows you to use their Test Maker, Game Creator, and printable Worksheet Generator.

In the Help Teaching Test Maker you can create tests and quizzes by selecting questions from a massive bank of pre-made questions, many of which are aligned to Common Core standards. You can also write your own questions and save them in your personal bank of questions to re-use in multiple tests. After selecting and or writing questions to add to your test, you can save it online and or print it.

The Help Teaching Game Creator and Worksheet Generator provide a handful of formatting options. I chose to try the word search template. To use the word search template I simply pasted a list of words into the template then Help Teaching generated the word search scramble for me. I was then able to print the word search as well as save it as a PDF.

Applications for Education
Using Help Teaching could be a time-saver for teachers who like to have things like word searches and bingo games on hand for students.