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Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Welcome to the inventory of freely available online tools and open educational resources for language teaching and learning developed by the ICT-REV project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with specific criteria in mind. Read more
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Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generator for teachers and students. With this tool you can create and print word searches, criss-cross, maths puzzles, and many more. It is very quick and easy to use. You can create your own lists of words or cut-and-paste a block of text in for Puzzlemaker to generate the selected puzzle type.

Evaluation: Puzzlemaker is a very simple, yet effective puzzle generator. It offers a variety of puzzles to create, allowing teachers and students to make puzzles for a fun activity. You can select to make an easier or harder puzzle. There is no need to register with the site. The only drawback would be having to immediately download the puzzles you create in order to not lose them.

Cost: Free

Website: https://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/



Principal function(s)
  • Games apps
  • Crossword puzzle creator
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work
  • You supply
  • Website/other users supply
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary


User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: High
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Interface language(s): English
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Low. For more information visit: https://www.discoveryeducation.com/privacy-policy/
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: No
Possibility of the tool to be used for a  range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool) Tailorability (If so, how?) Yes, you create any puzzle you want from scratch


Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatibility/Operating System: All operating systems
Other tech requirements:

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This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission