Create crosswords easily with Instant Online Crossword Puzzle Maker

November 16, 2010

Instant Online Crossword Puzzle Maker requires no registration and places no limits on the length or amount of words. Once the words and clues are entered, it auto-sizes the crossword to fit on one page and prints right every time. It also produces a printable answer key.

FutureU lightens the load of SAT Prep

November 10, 2010

Kaplan Test Prep has released a gaming app for the iPad/iPhone called FutureU. FutureU contains reading, writing, and math games. A handful of SAT-style quizzes also help students get into the mode of the standardized SAT test.

Build a social network with BuddyPress

October 26, 2010

With BuddyPress, a plugin for the WordPress blogging platform, you can create your own social networking site for your school or classroom.

Take a trip to SpellingCity

October 21, 2010

SpellingCity presents a multitude of activities students can use to practice spelling. A teacher simply enters the spelling words, and SpellingCity presents several options for what to do with them, utilizing audio, context, and games.

Death in Rome: Turn your lesson into a crime thriller

September 15, 2010

What plot could be more alluring than a murder mystery? Whether you’re teaching about the Roman Empire or just want to give your students an exercise in logic, the BBC game Death in Rome will bring CSI-style detective drama into your classroom.

Quest to Learn makes gaming central to its curriculum

August 31, 2010

Quest to Learn is a school that views teaching with video games as an integral part of the curriculum, utilizing everything from problem solving to teamwork to actual game design to engage students.

Etymologic game challenges you to identify word etymology

August 26, 2010

The origins of words and phrases from the English Language gets a nice twist with Etymologic, a fun online quiz that can be difficult to master. You have to show an uncanny knowledge of English (or be incredibly lucky with your educated guesses) to get all the questions correct.

Get elected president (virtually) by playing eLections

August 4, 2010

Free to play and requiring only an internet connection, eLections takes you step by step through the presidential election process, from declaring candidacy to getting your party’s nomination to landing the most difficult job there is.