Thursday, February 5, 2015

Cool and Useful Website: PurposeGames

Students love to play games online. The problem with most games teachers find online is that they are not perfectly suited to the material presented in class or adequately address the topics students need to master. PurposeGames is a website teachers can use to create their own games that covers all the material they want or need.

The easiest way to get started is to simply go straight to the site, choose a game and start playing. Registration is not required to play the public games.

Creating an account is easy and free. After creating an account teachers will be able to create a few different kinds of games, any of which can be based on a picture uploaded through the website.

  • Quiz Game (dots) Create an image based quiz game using dots. Just upload an image, place dots for questions. 
  • Quiz Game (shapes) Create an image based quiz game drawing your own areas, using shapes instead of dots. Upload an image and get started.
  • Multiple-Choice Game

With an account teachers can also create groups and invite students to join their group. This is a perfect way to let classes practice, get assignments and take tests!

Teachers and students can also create playlists to keep their favorite games in one location.

Teachers can also create tournaments within their group. This lets students play agains each other to see who knows the material better.

Playing games is an excellent way for students to practice material and determine mastery of content. Let me know in the comments when you create your games so I can check them out.

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