Here are two more games I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween. They aren’t specifically related to Halloween, but they are word games with a spooky theme.
Spelloween is a spooky spelling game from the British Council. It’s a bit difficult and most appropriate for Intermediate English Language Learners or above.
I posted about this next game a couple of months ago.
Mia Cadaver’s Tombstone Timeout is very similar to another BBC game that is a favorite of my students called Gut Instinct, which is ranked very high on my The Best Online Learning Games — 2008.
Both of these games ask questions related to Math, Science and English, and you can choose which subject you want to use. One of the improvements that Mia Cadaver has over Gut Instinct, though, is that Math and Science are divided into levels of difficulty. That makes it more accessible to a larger number of students.
But the big selling point for both of these games is that, within seconds, you can create a private “virtual room” where only your students compete against each other. Everybody just types in the name you’ve given the room, and the questions begin. After each question is answered the screen shows the overall ranking of everybody in the room. Students love it!