I created this blog to document the activities of our Computer Club at Sunridge Primary School in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It also serves to keep the parents of our club members involved and up to date as to what we get up to during our club meetings.
Monday, August 13, 2012
We looked at how to create our own online educational computer games tonight. There are various such websites available but Classtools.net is the one we used. Classtools.net has many templates available for you to simply add your questions and answers before turning it into a game. What's great about this website is that you do not need to register or log in at all.
These games have great educational value as teachers can copy and paste questions and answers into the website and have it generate an exciting game with one or two clicks of the mouse. The games can even be password protected so that the questions are not meddled with. This way the same game can be used over and over for different classes.
The templates on offer take many different formats. You can shoot, catch, pick, and match the answers to name but just a few.
We tried the Classtools.net out by creating a "30 seconds" type game. We had a long list of clues (with descriptions), and a second list with all the SCC members' names. A Jackpot slot machine-like game picked teams of 2 at random. One team member was made to sit down with his/her back towards the projector screen while the other stands in front of them describing the clue (which was also randomly produced) with hand movements and actions. Another website acted as the countdown timer. The rest of us played the part of the audience as we sat back ...and laughed team members frantically tried to get their message across before their 30 seconds were up.
Our next club meeting will be on 20 August 2012 @ 17:15 in Mr. Williams' computer lab.