How do I create games and interactive worksheets in Interacty?
The operation of Interacty is simple and easy. It’s like playing in a children’s constructor. Dozens of ready-to-use blocks are at your disposal, from static blocks like text, image, audio and video to interactive blocks like slideshow, before and after sliders, timelines or games. You can easily combine blocks, swap them and modify the content and design. For example, you can easily add a text explanation to your game, incorporate text, video, and a timeline, or run an entire lecture by adding a game and a self-test at the end.
One of the benefits of the service is that you can combine a variety of blocks into spreadsheets, adding audio and YouTube videos for full topic analysis.
How to use educational games in lessons at school and online?
There are several ways to use Interacty in education. You can play interactive games in class, online (eg via Zoom) or send a link to students for freelance work. For classroom play, you can quickly prepare a game around the topic of the lesson and check how attentively the students are listening to the material.
But you can also create an interactive worksheet with necessary information, interactive images, slideshows and videos, add tests or games for self-examination and send a link to such a worksheet to students. To share the project created with the students, click on the publish button, and the service will offer you a link, a QR code, or a code to integrate into your LMS.
Interaction offers accessibility features for playing on ZOOM. For example, you can number the backs of flashcards and have students take turns naming the pairs they think are correct. Students are not required to register or leave their data to work with materials in Interacty.
Free Image Templates and Libraries
Teachers often need help creating an educational game that is as aesthetically pleasing to appeal to discerning students. Interacty offers many ready-to-use templates with pre-installed layouts that you can take as a base and modify only the necessary information.
Unsplash’s free photo libraries and Pixabay’s artwork with millions of images will save you time and effort, while the easy-to-learn, user-friendly editor will automatically scale the project to the device format you want. whether it is a student’s desktop computer, tablet or mobile phone.
Which educational games are the most effective?
Of course, it depends on the task, but several universal learning games have proven to be excellent.
Teachers can use this versatile game to test their knowledge of almost any subject, from learning a foreign language to math. With Interacty, you can create a matching game using text, images, and audio.
Memory is an exciting game in which the need to make the right pair is organically combined with the intrigue associated with finding and memorizing cards. You can add additional information that will be displayed after opening each correct pair. Interacty offers layouts with different number of cards – just choose the appropriate template and create your own memory game for classroom play or Zoom.
The hidden object game can be used to test geography knowledge, find errors in text or as a mindfulness game. As a teacher, you can place hidden labels on any image and invite students to find them. You can also make a Spot the Difference game with this game mechanic. Upload one image as a static image and the second one as a hidden object game block.
One of the valuable features of Interacty is the ability to work with audio formats. You can not only record your voice directly in the editor and add voice explanations to projects and worksheets, but also create games where you can associate a word with its pronunciation or a piece of music with the author of the ‘work.
How do I create a time trial training game with a leaderboard?
Students love to compete. With Interacty, you can create a game with a timer and a leaderboard and invite students to complete the game with the maximum result and reward the best. The best results will be displayed in the leaderboard at the end of the game, and all detailed statistics with the number of moves and attempts will be available in your account.
Interacty has a community of authors where you can find engaging free project templates, as well as share your projects with other teachers as templates.
Look at these video tutorials to learn more about using Interacty.
How much does Interact cost?
Interacty offers a free plan with all blocks and games but limited features and several advanced subscription options including leaderboards, teamwork with other teachers, premium templates and more storage for your content.
This is a guest post by the Interacty team.