Showing posts with label Online Game Creation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Online Game Creation. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Two Ways to Make Your Own Wordle-style Games

Last week I wrote about Strive Math's new Custom Wordle game creator. That little tool can be used to create Wordle-style games based on words of any length. Flippity.net also offers a free template for making your own Wordle-style games for students to play online. Both are easy to use and don't require registration in order to use them or to play the games created with them.

In this short video I demonstrate how to create your own Wordle-style games with Strive Math's free tool and with Flippity's template. 

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Five Ways to Create Online Drag-and-Drop Activities

Last week I wrote about TeacherMade's new drag-and-drop online activity creation tool. It's a nice tool for turning documents into online sorting and matching activities for your students. Of course, there are other ways to create online drag-and-drop activities for your students to complete. I've written about a handful of them over the last couple of years. Those are highlighted below.

Google Drawings
I've created drag-and-drop activities for geography lessons by using Google Drawings. To do that I put a map in Google Drawings then created a bank of labels that students drag onto the map. I share the activity in Google Classroom with the "make a copy for each student" option so that students aren't affecting each others' work. Watch this video to see the whole process.



Google Jamboard
A couple of years ago a reader named Chuck asked me for suggestions on how to create a virtual philosophical chairs activity. My suggestion was to try using Google Jamboard. The idea is to have students move their avatars around the Jamboard to indicate their positions on a given discussion topic. Here's a video explanation of how the activity works.



Wizer.Me
Wizer.me is a tool that I've used periodically over the last half-dozen years. In Wizer you can create online worksheet activities that include drag-and-drop activities. This tutorial is a little bit dated now, but it gives you an idea of what's possible in Wizer.

TinyTap
I recently wrote a lengthy post about using TinyTap to create online puzzle games for students. Those puzzles are all solved through the use of drag-and-drop. Watch this video to learn more.



TeacherMade
TeacherMade's latest feature lets you create drag-and-drop activities based on your existing PDFs and Word docs. Read my full post about it here or watch the tutorial video as embedded below.



Disclosure: TinyTap and TeacherMade are advertisers on FreeTech4Teachers.com

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

How to Use Pictures in Flippity Templates

Flippity is a free service for making games, flashcards, and timelines with Google Sheets. I've been using and recommending it for years. In fact, my posts about using it to make board games and memory games were two of the most popular posts in all of 2020. That's probably why I get a lot of questions about using Flippity. Yesterday, I answer questions from two readers who were looking for help using images in Flippity templates. To help them, I made this short video

The important thing to know about using images in Flippity templates is that the images must be publicly available at URLs ending in PNG or JPG. It's because of that requirement that using images stored in a Google Drive folder or a private Flickr album won't work (a public Flickr image can work, however). In this short video I give the examples of using Pixabay and Wikipedia as the sources of images to use Flippity game templates.