Tools for Creating Educational Games

Games are key to an interactive and engaging learning. They have the potential to increase students motivation and enhance their learning. Through engaging students in a wide variety of multimodal activities, games can foster a number of essential learning skills that include  critical thinking, collaborative learning, strategic thinking, time management skills and many more. We have already reviewed several web tools teachers and students can use to create educational games. In today’s post, we are sharing with you an updated list of some of the best game designer tools out there.

1- Minecraft Education

‘Minecraft: Education edition is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination.’2- Scratch

‘With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.’ 3- Puzzlemaker by Discovery Education

‘Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more-using your own word lists.’4- PurposeGames

‘PurposeGames lets you create and play games. Students, teachers and rockstars alike all come here to create and learn.’5- Gamestar Mechanic

‘Gamestar Mechanic uses fun, game-based quests and courses to help you learn game design and make your own video games!’6- GameSalad

‘GameSalad teaches Computer Science by enabling students to easily and rapidly build great games.’7- Construct 2

‘You can now make advanced games without writing a line of code. Construct 2 does the hard work so you don’t have to. Our highly intuitive event system makes putting your games together quick and easy.’8- JeopardyLabs

‘JeopardyLabs allows you to create a customized jeopardy template without PowerPoint. The games you make can be played online from anywhere in the world.’9- Sploder

‘Sploder makes it super easy for you to make your own free games online. Make your own arcade games, platformer games, spaceship shooters, or space adventure games.’10- ProProfs Brain Games

‘ Play exciting online puzzles and brain games at ProProfs or create a unique one. You can also make your own brain teasers, trivia or online puzzle games and share it with friends. Combine fun with learning, challenge and enhance your brain’s processing speed and performance.’Sources:http://www.gamesforchange.org/learn/game-development-tools/https://gamesined.wikispaces.com/Game+Creation+Toolshttp://classroom-aid.com/play-and-learn/game-building/http://freegameslist.weebly.com/game-creation-tools.html#toolshttp://www.pixelprospector.com/the-big-list-of-game-making-tools/First appeared here

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