|Day 15 of 31 at TWT!|
However, this week I had some time to play and decided I really needed to add some new vocab games to my Moodle sites. I was kind of tired of ProProfs games since I'd already created and embedded several word searches, crosswords, word scrambles, and hangman games for the kids to practice with. They're cute, fun, and my students enjoy them, but I wanted to add something totally different.
So I opened up my Evernote and started scrolling through my "student resources" notes, looking for ones that were tagged "games". I found (and finally had time to peruse) a link to games from the Spanish Techbook by Adventures with Technology. After some playing around, I decided I'd try the embeddable arcade games at ClassTools.net, because they are really fun and NOT covered in ads like most things on the site!
And I LOVE them! One really neat feature is that once you enter the questions/answers, the kids can choose from 5 Flash-based activities: 4 games and 1 flashcard activity. The games are a blast too -- I honestly enjoyed myself trying them out! My favorite was"Word Shoot", and I know my husband would love "Manic Miner" (a retro-style platform game). I love the fact that kids could choose the games they like best or play several games to practice with the same vocabulary in different ways!
Want to see for yourself? Here's the set of games I created for practicing numbers 1-30. (It's embedded; just click on the name of the game to try it out!)
So fun, right? Plus, they're really easy to create -- just go to the Arcade Game Generator and enter your questions & answers in a box:
|screenshot of the game creator: so easy!|
I just got them up on Moodle yesterday so I haven't heard from any students who have played them yet, but I think they will be a hit!