Playing a sorting game can be a fun way to review a set of vocabulary words and terms. This week I came across two templates that you can use to create your own online sorting games. Both are free and relatively easy to use. The first template is Vortex from ClassTools. The second template is Google Sheets template from Flippity called Manipulatives.
Vortex by ClassTools lets you create an online sorting activity that has up to four categories. You specify the categories and the vocabulary terms that players have to sort. Your game is assigned its own unique URL. Give that URL to students to play your game. Watch the following video to see how the whole game creation and play process works.
Flippity is a site that I’ve used for many years to find Google Sheets templates to make things like multimedia flashcards, word games, and timelines. Flippity recently added a new template called Manipulatives. The Manipulatives template lets you create an online sorting activity from information that you enter into a Google Sheet. Watch my video below to see how it works.
Flippity’s Manipulatives template offers more flexibility and design options than the Vortex template from ClassTools. However, the ClassTools Vortex template does provide a true game experience with points and instant feedback for students.