Solutions for Educators
PuzzleMe™ games can be used in education by schools, companies, universities, libraries, and public policymakers.
Encyclopedia Britannica is a major site for students across the world. Britannica’s content editors create crossword and word search puzzles on topics of general interest to make learning fun. The puzzles span a wide range of topics from Shakespearean characters to important world battles, iconic car brands to types of fish.
Crosswords are great tools to help students build their vocabulary. Merriam-Webster uses the PuzzleMe platform to engage kids with crossword puzzles related to its words-of-the-week newsletter.
PuzzleMe can directly integrate with Google Classroom so that puzzles can be used as assignments in a class. Student scores can be reviewed and imported directly into Classroom.
PuzzleMe is used by several science publications including The Scientist (Canada) and New Scientist (UK). Depicted on the left are some beautiful puzzles by the JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) website. You can solve them on the JAMA crosswords page.
Multimedia puzzles are a great way to teach about countries, states, cities or any other physical feature. For example, publishers like AAA (accessible in the US) and Wilderness Magazine in New Zealand use PuzzleMe to run regular crossword puzzles about the world of their readers.
On the left is a visual puzzle on U.S. national parks in which players identify the park based on an iconic image.The use of a green theme in the grid illustrates how puzzle creators can use PuzzleMe to adjust the design, including colors and fonts, to make the games special for different ages of students or different communities. Click here to play the live puzzle.
Crosswords are a great tool for language learners. With PuzzleMe, you can easily create vocabulary puzzles where students can identify the words matching images of objects from everyday life, from animals to cooking. Teachers have created a wide range of puzzles on topics like idioms and proverbs, numbers, sports, salutations and greetings, holidays, everyday objects and grammar.
Shown alongside is a Spanish-English puzzle which you can play here. We created a directory of crossword puzzles to help with language learning. Try these puzzles to learn French, German and Spanish from English and vice-versa. Click on a button below to begin.
Amuse Labs can help customers generate such puzzles easily, graded by level of difficulty of words. PuzzleMe’s creator provides a way for users to include a list of words which can be converted into a crossword puzzle format. This could be used as a basis for a personalized language learning system, where PuzzleMe creates puzzles for each user based on their past performance.
LA-based comedian Zach Sherwin and ace constructor Will Nediger collaborate on some brilliant and fun crossword puzzles with a lot of rhyming and punny clues. (What’s a capital that is in Czechoslovakia, but not in Czechoslovakia?)
The puzzles are solved on stage (with a lot of music and comedy!) in front of a live audience in different cities. For such live events, PuzzleMe can be configured to project the puzzle on the big screen with a popup-clue mode, so that the audience can focus on one clue at a time, while keeping the whole grid in view.
PuzzleMe has many more use cases. We can provide other word or logic based games on request. Please contact us to discuss how PuzzleMe can help you.