Tech Tools: Blended Play
Written by Debbie Harris, Tech Tools brings you excellent technology tips to inspire you and add creativity to your teaching.

The Technology

 Blended Play is a free website that allows you to create fun games that can help your students review content.

The many game options offer engaging themes, such as outer space, medieval castles, and sushi making. Each game presents a goal for students to strive for as they review the content that you input into the game. For example, in one castle game, students try to be the first to build a ladder and get over the castle wall. Each time a student (or a team of students) answers a review question correctly, the ladder grows taller until they finally reach their goal.

To create your own game, visit the website and click the red section in the middle to set up an account. Then, choose the type of game that you’d like to work with, and select the number of players for it. Finally, enter your questions and answers. The game will then be saved to your account, and you can share it with your students when you’d like.

In Your Classroom

  •  Invite your students to create their own games. They can share them with their classmates and play each other’s games.

  • Want inspiration? Check out games that others have created, by viewing the “Community Games” page on the Blended Play website.

Debbie Harris is the Director of Educational Technology at Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago and blogs at Reach her at


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