Here are two sites that let you create more arcade-like games: FlowLab, which only lets you create a few games for free, and GameFroot, which seems much more accessible and, as far as I can see, lets you do a lot of creation for free (let me know if I’m wrong on that score, though).
Quiznetic is a Kahoot-like tool that lets you create learning games in various racing forms. Students can then “race” each other in answering the questions and see their positions.
It appears to be free, and seems simple to use.
However, they seem to be having some technical issues today so it wouldn’t let me confirm my email address (which is required in order to create a game). (I have since received a message from them saying they fixed that problem)
Google just unveiled AutoDraw, a free site that uses artificial intelligence that provides a series of guesses about what you are drawing. You can choose the right “guess” to pretty-up your artistic creation, write up some description, and then download it or share the link. The image above is an example.
This is perfect for English Language Learners – instead of spending tons of time getting their drawing “just right,” they can, instead, have fun drawing quickly and spend more time on the language part of the exercise.
And it’s great for ESL teachers, too – no more working hard trying to draw images of scenes for vocabulary items to support language acquisition. Now just draw a few lines, project it onto the screen, and you’ll be able to show a masterpiece.
Kupiter lets you easily create Asteroids-like games – without having to register. All you have to do is create some questions. Unfortunately, the answers have to spelled out – so it takes awhile to play. I’m going to try having my English Language Learners use it to develop games for their classmates and see how it goes. It’s a nice tool, but, at this point, not good enough to be added to The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games. I learned about Kupiter from Richard Byrne.
It’s billed as a video-editing tool, and it seems like an excellent and simple one. I’m always on the look-out for one of those since I have my IB Theory of Knowledge students periodically make videos, so Clips definitely gets added to the Not The “Best,” But A List… Of Online Video Editors list.
But it’s much more than just a video-editor. It has the “stop-action” ability of Instagram video (press to video, stop, press again), it provides flowing text you want to display by recognizing the words you say (a particularly useful tool for English Language Learners) and, even though it’s an Apple product, it’s easy to share videos to whatever platform you want to use.