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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.

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.

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

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.

The National STEM Video Game Challenge aims to motivate interest in STEM learning by tapping into students’ natural passions for playing and making video games.

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 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.

BY AARON FOWLES Have you ever scrambled to find a game or activity for your students to use to practice a particular skill?  Mr. Nussbaum, created by a 6th grade teacher in Virginia, is home to dozens of free games, activities, and online stories that will solve that problem in no time. When you enter […]

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.

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.