Interacty is an online platform that allows teachers and educators to create learning games and interactive worksheets to work with students at school and online. In a sense, Interacty works resembles Kahoot, Blooket, Quizlet, Quizizz, and other services that allow you to create game-based learning materials. However,  there are also several differences that set Interacty apart.

First, is not only about creating games, it also enables teachers to create interactive lessons. As a teacher, you may need a test, an interactive map, a timeline, a slideshow, a before and after slider, and flip cards for a lesson – you will find all this on Interacty. And, of course, you can create fun learning games like memory, puzzle, matching game, treasure hunts, hidden object searches, and more. All existing resources are available to teachers, regardless of whether you use the free version or an advanced subscription.

How to create games and interactive worksheets in Interacty?

The way Interacty works is simple and easy. It is similar to playing in a children’s constructor. Dozens of ready-made blocks are at your disposal, from static ones like text, image, audio, and video, to interactive ones like slideshow, before and after sliders, timelines, or games. You can easily combine blocks, swap them, and change content and design. For example, you can easily add a text explanation to your game, incorporate text, video, and timeline, or organize an entire lecture by adding a game and a self-test at the end.

One of the advantages of the service is that you can combine a variety of blocks into worksheets, adding audio and YouTube videos for the complete analysis of the topic.

How to use educational games in lessons at school and online?

There are several ways to use Interacty in teaching. You can play Interactive games in class, online (for example, via Zoom), or send a link to students for independent work. For class play, you can quickly prepare a game around the lesson’ s topic and check how attentively the students listen to the material. 

Universal games like matching games are great for this. It is enough to demonstrate QR to students on a TV or a projector screen so that students can launch the game on their phones and compete to see who can complete the task better.

But you can also create an interactive worksheet with the 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 created project with students, click the publish button, and the service will offer you a link, a QR code, or a code to embed in your LMS.

Interacty offers accessibility features for playing on ZOOM. For example, you could number the backs of the Memory cards 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.

Templates and free picture libraries

Teachers often need help to create an educational game that is also aesthetically beautiful to please demanding students. Interacty has many ready-made templates with pre-installed layouts that you can take as a basis and edit only the necessary information.

Free photo libraries from Unsplash and illustrations from Pixabay with millions of pictures will save you time and effort, while the easy-to-learn and user-friendly editor will automatically fit the project to the format of the device, whether it is a desktop computer, tablet, or student’s mobile phone.

What educational games are the most effective?

Of course, it depends on the task, but several universal learning games have proven excellent.

Matching game
Teachers can use this versatile game to test knowledge on almost any topic, 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 remembering cards. You can add additional information that will be shown after opening each correct pair. Interacty offers layouts with a different number of cards – just choose the appropriate template and create your own Memory game for class play or Zoom.

Hidden Objects
The Hidden Object game can be used to test knowledge of geography, find errors in the 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 create a Spot the Difference game with this game mechanic. Upload one picture as a static image and the second as a Hidden Object game block.

Audio lessons
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 match a word with its pronunciation or a piece of music with the author of the work.

How to create a training game against the clock 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 shown 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 attractive free project templates, as well as share your projects with other teachers as templates. Watch these video tutorials to learn more about how to use Interacty .

How much does Interacty 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.