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Fun tool for the classroom – simple Crossword Puzzle maker!

by Kelly Walsh on June 3, 2009



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 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:

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


Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer at The College of Westchester, in White Plains, NY, where he also teaches. In 2009, Walsh founded As an education and instructional 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, regularly running Flipped Class Workshops online. His eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book is available here. Kelly also writes, records, and performs original music ... stop by and have a listen!

[Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, or those of other writers, and not those of my employer. - K. Walsh]

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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 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 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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