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Free Software / Website for crw, wrs, scramble, reading GAMES



moravc
Czech Republic

Free Software / Website for crw, wrs, scramble, reading GAMES
 
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE FREE SOFWARE PROGRAMS for making INTERACTIVE games?
(or editable crosswords, editable wordsearches etc)
Can your software IMPORT txt vocabulary lists? Or do you have to type each word separately one by one??

Is there a free software which makes SEVERAL games from ONE reading article?? I know these:

Hot Potatoes - http://hotpot.uvic.ca/ - VARIOUS GAMES
Task Magic MAKES 18 GAMES from ONE text!!! in one minute. http://www.mdlsoft.co.uk/
Quandary free, making story mazes - makes an interactive webpage
Teachers īs Pet - macro for MS WORD http://www.teachers-pet.org/

CROSSWORDS: Crosswordweaver, Crosswords EWL,
Eclipse Crossword http://www.eclipsecrossword.com/
wordscrables from lists of vocabulary can be made on this website: http://www.theteacherscorner.net/printable-worksheets/make-your-own/word-scramble/word-scramble-form.php),
WORDSEACHES: http://www.armoredpenguin.com/wordsearch/
editable wordsearch made by a webpage, copiable to MS WORD, have to type in each word :-(
Spellmaster.com =makes 5 games from a TXT list of voc

Finding similar words - http://www.morewords.com/
scan + OCR reading of pdf/jpg http://www.newocr.com/ -works fine

28 Feb 2011      



moravc
Czech Republic

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE FREE SOFWARE PROGRAMS for making INTERACTIVE games?
(or editable crosswords, editable wordsearches etc)
Can your software import txt vocabulary lists? Or do you have to type each word separately one by one??

Is there a free software which makes SEVERAL games from ONE reading article?? I know only these:

Hot Potatoes - Various games: - makes online/offline webpages
http://hotpot.uvic.ca/ free, makes SEVERAL games which run in internet browser
see examples: http://wwwedu.ge.ch/cptic/prospective/projets/anglais/exercises/welcome.html#beg

Task Magic - the Home version for home use of students is FREE, Task Magic Create - free for 30 days. Vocabulary must be typed in one by one (tedious work), but it ALSO Uses short texts (500 words each) then it can be easily prepared. Ctrl+c, ctrl+v and save. The sofware MAKES 18 GAMES from ONE text!!! in one minute.
http://www.mdlsoft.co.uk/mixandgap.htm - see games made of text (500 words max.)

Quandary free, making story mazes - makes an interactive webpage

Teachers īs Pet - macro for MS WORD http://www.teachers-pet.org/ matching exs and many more exs

CROSSWORDS:
Crosswordweaver,
Crosswords EWL
Eclipse Crossword http://www.eclipsecrossword.com/


wordscrables from lists of vocabulary can be made on this website: http://www.theteacherscorner.net/printable-worksheets/make-your-own/word-scramble/word-scramble-form.php),

WORDSEACHES:
http://www.theteacherscorner.net/printable-worksheets/make-your-own/word-search/word-search.php
editable wordsearch DESIGN (make a house wordsearch, a tree wordsearch...)

http://www.armoredpenguin.com/wordsearch/
editable wordsearch made by a webpage, copiable to MS WORD, editable. But you have to type each word in a textbox, you cannot send a ready made list of words.

Spellmaster.com
=makes 5 games from a TXT list of vocabulary - matching, spelling, wordsearch, pairgame - online/offline - GREAT!

Finding similar words - http://www.morewords.com/
scan + OCR reading of pdf/jpg (free website: http://www.newocr.com/ -works fine

28 Feb 2011     



moravc
Czech Republic

I wrote the full list and my notes in the reply, so I don īt use up too much space.
For full information, please read the second "part"....

Your suggestions? FREE tools for teachers?
Which software/webpage do you frequently use???

28 Feb 2011     



edrodmedina
United States

Hello. I haven īt had a  chance to check these sites out yet but thanks for sharing. Ed 

28 Feb 2011     



mariagarcia
Spain

Very useful, thanks very much for sharing

28 Feb 2011     



Olindalima ( F )
Portugal

Hi dear friend,
As said before, thank you for sharing - I īm between classes now, so don īt have time to check them, but they look rather interesting.
In a hurry, another one for crisscross, wordsearch,fallen phrase, mazes, cryptograms, hidden messages...

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/free-puzzlemaker/?CFID=11186227&CFTOKEN=25822546

http://www.toolsforeducators.com

http://weblist.me/Creative-tools-for-my-students

http://www.carnegielibrary.org/kids/storymaker/storymaker.swf

http://www.mes-english.com/worksheets/comicstripmaker.php

http://www.xtranormal.com/makemovies/

Well, this is not probably what you are looking for, but you wrote Free and these came to my mind.

Enjoy, Have a nice day
Linda

28 Feb 2011     



martinasvabova
Czech Republic

http://www.festisite.com/text-layout/
www.puzzlemaker.com

28 Feb 2011     



moravc
Czech Republic

Thanks a lot! Really interesting! I have had used the text-layout, it is amazing, especially the wavy text and the spiral!

Does anybody know a macro or a website which divides the text (the story) into several segments (automatically) and shuffles them? So the outcome it something like 3x3 tables with shuffled editable text?

28 Feb 2011     



baiba
Latvia

Great idea, Moravc!

I don īt know any tools which you are looking for but when I need something special I go to http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/

Look at the menu, you can find literally everything there!

28 Feb 2011     



edrodmedina
United States

Nika..Thank you for starting this thread. What a gold mine!!!! Thanks Baiba, Linda and Martina. ed

28 Feb 2011     



lisa.weix
Austria

Hi Moravc,

thereīs a tool called WebSequitur that splits up text into sequences of about 6 words.
In the exercise you have to pick one in three sequences to continue the story. Is that what you are looking for?

Another one (WebRhubarb) allows you to guess the words of the text. Both can be found here: http://www.cict.co.uk/textoys/index.php

To see what these tools can do, have a look at http://www.listenaminute.com/ Quiz1: WebSequitur, Quiz2: WebRhubarb - great listening exercises, too ... :)

All the best to everyone! =)

28 Feb 2011     

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