Fun tool for the classroom – simple Crossword Puzzle maker!

by Kelly Walsh on June 3, 2009

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This week’s mid week post is a little lighthearted – this is a fun little tool I came across (thanks to Buzz Garwood and his blog at thisweekinedtech.blogspot.com). This tool will allow you to create a simple crossword puzzle by plugging in a bunch of words and clues. The result isn’t exactly NY Times worthy, but it works, and you might find this to be a fun tool to create a topic-specific crossword for your students, or to let them create one.

Create your own simple Crossword Puzzle at: http://www.armoredpenguin.com/crossword/

I’m sure this isn’t the only such tool on the Internet – comments about others you may have used are welcome. Thanks!

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Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer and a faculty member at The College of Westchester in White Plains, NY and is the founder and author of EmergingEdTech.com. As an education technology advocate, he frequently delivers presentations on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. Walsh is also an author, and online educator, periodically running Flipped Class Workshops online. His latest eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book was published in September, 2013 and is available here. In his spare time Walsh also writes, records, and performs original (and cover) songs (look for "K. Walsh" on iTunes or Amazon.com or check out his original song videos on here on YouTube ).

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K. Walsh June 4, 2009 at 9:01 am

Thanks Cindy – I took a quick peek at this tool set on DiscoveryEducation.com and it looks far more robust than the one I’ve posted here. Thanks so much for passing it on!

CIndy London June 4, 2009 at 4:57 am

http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/ also has a great crossword puzzle maker. In the list of options, it is called crisscross. The other puzzles in the list are fun and easy to use. I use the crosswords to reinforce vocabulary as well as another way to get around that boring task of writing spelling words over and over.

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