Interactive Games made great starters and plenaries in the classroom as well as being an excellent revision tool.
This popular set of quiz generators is free to use by public funded education institutes as long as the games that are created are made freely available on the web. The Hot Potatoes generators can be downloaded here.
What can be created?
- Multiple Choice Quizzes
- Short Answer Quizzes
- Matching / Ordering
- Gap Fill Exercises
Again – students can be encouraged to create their own quizzes to share with each other.
Content Generator Games
Andrew Field has produced an excellent set of easy to use interactive game generators www.contentgenerator.net which students love. There are a number of games as well as some great revision tools – here are some examples:
- Penalty Shootout (example)
- Multiple Choice (example)
- HoopShoot (example)
- Walk the Plank (example)
- Fling the Teacher (example)
- Match up Quiz Generator (example)
- Practice Paper (example)
The content generator software can be purchased as a personal or school licence and once purchased allows you to produce unlimited games for your website, classroom etc. They can be purchased as individual game generators or in a bundle and the prices are very reasonable. If a school licence is purchased students are also able to create their own games which in itself is a useful revision exercise and of course these games can then be shared via the learning zone or department websites. Fling the Teacher and the Multiple Choices generators are actually free of charge. There is an excellent support forum as well. The generators are very easy to use – simply enter the questions and answers and the games are automatically generated.
There is a growing collection of these games available on the internet for many different subjects – see some of the following links:
- ICT - Revise ICT
- MATHS - Congleton High School
- BUSINESS STUDIES – Business Studies Online
Other Tools for creating Quizzes:
Of course you can also design and create your own games using Flash (see the flash pages for links to tutorials)