I absolutely LOVE using online educational games with my students because, if they’re fun enough, the kids end up learning something without even realizing it. I’ve talked about quizlet and scatter, but my new favorite site for online educational games is called classtools.net.
This site was created by Russel Tarr, the head of history at the International School of Toulouse in France. It’s completely free, you don’t even have to create an account! And he’ll let you store your games on his site as well as save them as html files. As long as you access the site at least every 12 months, your games will never be deleted.
With this site you create your own set list and then five different games are created for the students to review vocabulary or grammar points. What makes this so fantastic is the games are really fun and addictive. There’s a space invaders type of game and there’s another game that looks like an old nintendo game (like a Donkey Kong or Mario Bros).
There are only two bad things about this site:
1. My students now want to play these games all the time.
2. I can’t get past level 7 on the space invaders game but my students can and boy is that frustrating