Resource: Purpose Games

Purpose Games is another game-creator. It basically has similar elements to Wizer, but is a little quicker and simpler. Account creation is free, and the site has a user agreement that stipulates NO offensive material may be posted, so you can assume it’s relatively safe.

No Google connection, but school email was “pre-screened” and signing up was easy.

There are several game options: matching, typing the answer, labeling an image, etc. There is a timer and students can log in to join the game rankings (because what kids don’t like competition??).

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Resource: Wizer

This is my new favorite thing. Wizer allows you to create interactive worksheets that self-grade. You can add as many different modules as you like to your worksheet, and it can be assigned through Google Classroom.

The modules include things like matching, fill in the blank, tables/charts, labeling, video embeds, audio uploads, and more.

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Resource: SpeedMatch

I was looking for one of those “drag and drop” matching games to teach some basic conversation vocabulary to my Spanish 1 students. I couldn’t find anything pre-made but did come across and super basic make-your-own site.

Powered by “SuperTeacherTools, Speed Match was super fast and easy to make, and the kids enjoyed doing something different vocab-wise.

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Resource: Discovery Education Puzzlemaker

Discovery Education is a very hit and miss resource for me. They aren’t super strong in the world lanugage department, but there are some gems.

Their Puzzlemaker page has generators for every kind of puzzle, which for Spanish is great for last minute, time-filling vocab activities.

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Each one is easy to use and easy to print. Highly recommended!

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Resource: BlendSpace

BlendSpace is a great, FREE, resource that makes computer time easy in the classroom, or in the lab.

You can create a free account, and start creating instantly. BlendSpace allows for the dragging and dropping of links into the boxed templates, as well as the embedding of YouTube videos and more.

I used this to set up a series of tasks for my students to learn about Día de los muertos. The only problem I ran into was YouTube links not working because of the blockers we have set up in our district. Otherwise, it was wonderful. Everything was self-explanatory and students knew exactly what to do next.

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