Game Creation Apps, Tools, and Resources That We Love

Are you looking for game creation apps, tools, and resources that you can use with your students? If so, we have you covered. Check out our list below. Let us know if there are any that we missed.

Sketch Nation Create– From kids to adults, Sketch Nation Create allows users of all skill levels to design, create, and play their own online video games. By letting kids explore, investigate, and create games with multiple levels and settings, this app builds game design and coding skills in a fun and interactive manner. Students can design all the characters, obstacles, challenges, and stories in their games and even share them online with family and friends. Budding artists can include their own artwork and photos, bringing their ideas to life. Sketch Nation Create can be used with success in a variety of classes, from art to literacy and beyond!

Scratch– Scratch is a free open network made available by MIT to assist young folks in learning to think and reason systematically. Scratch makes room for students to design and share their coding work with others around the universe. It allows them to create stories, games, and animations to assist in sharing their vision with others on the platform. On this platform, you can program your own interactive

Stick Around– Stick Around is an app where students can play and design sorting and labeling puzzles. Although Stick Around comes with some pre-loaded puzzles such as ordering decimals and classifying rocks, the true value of the app is in its ability to design new puzzles. In three easy steps, students and teachers can create individualized puzzles to review classroom content, create study guides for upcoming tests, and make games for cooperative learning. Stick Around can be used from Pre-K through college by simply adjusting the content of the puzzles: from sorting colors to categorizing powers of different government branches.

The Infinite Arcade by Tinybop– The Infinite Arcade by Tinybop truly provides students the ability to create an infinite variety of games. Students can create platformer games, adventure games, pinball games, paddle and ball games, text puzzles, mazes, and more. The app makes it easy to get started with options, to begin with, a classic game and update it or create a completely new game from your imagination. Games can be small and contain only a single level, or massive. Students can choose from a library of prebuilt characters or build their own. Once games are built, students can play their creations or share them with friends and family. This is a good app for indoor recess, good behavior reward time, or to develop technology literacy.

TinyTap – TinyTap allows teachers to create their own educational games based around their students’ needs, current classroom learning, or simply for fun. Teachers also have access to thousands of games and lessons created by other teachers. With the ability to assign games, lessons, or quizzes as homework and track, which students completed the assignment, including real-time analytics, TinyTap’s content can also be used to teach and support new skills. Teachers can access TinyTap’s learning plans, which are created based on student age and learning needs. These learning plans suggest coursework and games to develop and teach new content and skills. Finally, students can also use TinyTap to create their own content from games to interactive final projects.

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