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Good Web Tools to Create Educational Games for Your Class

May 1, 2014
In today's post, I am sharing with you some great web tools that you can use with your students in class to create games. You can integrate these tools in different learning tasks. You can, for instance, use them for end of school year review projects or as  a way to boost the textbook activities.

1- Purpose Games

Purpose Games allows you to create, play and share  games. Using Purpose Games you will be able to create your own custom games to use with your students. You can for instance create a quiz game based on an image you upload from your computer and where you place dots for questions or you can create similar game but this time using shapes for questions. Another great feature Purpose Games offers to teachers is the ability to create a classroom group where you can let your students practice, get assignment and take tests.

2- Scratch
With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.

Watch this video to learn more about Scratch

3- Jeopardy Labs

JeopardyLabs allows you to create a customized jeopardy template without PowerPoint. The games you make can be played online from anywhere in the world. Building your own jeopardy template is a piece of cake. Just use our simple editor to get your game up and running.

4- Game Maker Studio

GameMaker: Studio caters to entry-level novices and seasoned game development professionals equally, allowing them to create cross-platform games in record time and at a fraction of the cost! In addition to making games development 80 percent faster than coding for native languages, developers can create fully functional prototypes in just a few hours, and a full game in just a matter of weeks.

Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things. It can also be about adventuring with friends or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean. It’s pretty. Brave players battle terrible things in The Nether, which is more scary than pretty. You can also visit a land of mushrooms if it sounds more like your cup of tea.