I thought I would write a quick blog post following a request via the activity feed.
Any chance you could create a 3 by 3 grid for a noughts and crosses game?
The easiest way for me to do this was to use the Word Magnet resource.
I began by creating a background image containing the grid and uploaded this to the resource using the ‘Add Image Background’ option.
When an image is loaded as a background it cannot be dragged around the screen. This is perfect in this case – I want for the O and X symbols to be dragged, but not the grid.
Next, I created an O image and an X image and added each to the board five times using the ‘Add Image Magnet’ option.
I then arranged the symbols ready to be dragged by each player during the game.
That’s it – I saved the board and the activity was ready to use. Here is a short animation showing the activity in action:
You could use the same idea to create lots of different types of games or to create activities of your own (matching words to a photograph uploaded as a background, for example).
Word Magnets is a really versatile resource and it is one that teachers have found lots of different uses for.
I wrote a blog post a while ago containing sixty ideas for using this resource. Noughts and crosses was not on the list, but you can view all those that were by clicking here.
Thank you to Andy for posting to the activity feed – I hope that this new activity and blog post will be helpful.
Triptico users can view the completed ‘Noughts and Crosses’ activity by clicking the link below:
You can also view a series of tutorials about using the Word Magnet resource by clicking here.
Thanks for visiting the blog.
My next post will hopefully be ready in a couple of days with news of yet another brand new interactive resource for teachers to use called Find the Answer.
Here is a preview picture of my progress so far: