Thinking Tools:


Samorost 1

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Walk through an alien space ship and work out how to make it change its course.

Samorost 2

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Sequel to Samorost 1

Machinarium

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An independent puzzle / adventure game developed by the makers of popular web-games Samorost and Samorost2.

Questionaut

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Journey through strange worlds and test your knowledge of English, Maths and Science on this magical mission to recover your friend’s hat.

Invention at Play

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Thinking games and puzzles.

Solvr

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Solve your problems step-by-step

DecideAlready

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Makes it simple for groups to come to a decision about anything.

Diffen

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Compare, contrast and find the difference between any two things.

Puzzles4You

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Critical thinking puzzles

Games:


Class Tools

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Create free educational games, activities and diagrams in a Flash!
Host them on your own blog, website or intranet!


MagicPen

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A physics-based drawing game inspired by Crayon Physics. Guide the red ball or square to the flags by drawing shapes and dropping them.

Atmosphir

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Free video game / creation tool for Mac & PC. Design mode lets you create enormous 3D platforming levels filled with fun gameplay elements like power-ups and fireballs, while Play mode lets you explore through the thousands of diverse user-created challenges being uploaded every day.

Braingle

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Brain Teasers, Riddles, Trivia, Brain Exercises, Games, Forums and more...

Iminlikewithyou

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A lot of games including jigsawce, dinglepop, blockers, tracism and a really great one called draw my thing which is like online Pictionary.

SecretBuilders

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Quests, games, activities.

PlayAuditorium

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Maths and problem solving game

FantasticContraption

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Physics puzzle game

PlayCrafter

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Create your own games.

The Lure of the Labyrinth

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A digital game for middle-school pre-algebra students. It includes a wealth of intriguing math-based puzzles wrapped into an exciting narrative game in which students work to find their lost pet - and save the world from monsters.





Simulators:


Golems

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3D Physics and Artificial Intelligence simulator. Build anything at all, turn on physics, and watch it go. Add hinges, motors, hydraulics, joints. Make your machine smart. Give it a brain, give it sensors, timers, switches, buttons.

Powder Toy

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An awesome physics simulation game, similar to some Java games online.
To get started, just download it. Registration is not required.
Cheats and Codes

Lego Digital Designer

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Download the programme that lets you build with LEGO bricks on your computer.

Classroom Activities:




Classroom Architect

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Outline your classroom floor plan. This tool provides an opportunity for experimentation with the layout of your classroom without any heavy lifting

Edheads

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High quality, free educational activities for your classroom. Conduct an operation or explore simple
machines, plus more.


Shidonni

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Create your pet, see it pop to life, and play with it. Needs Microsoft Silverlight

Eyeballing

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A series of geometries that need to be adjusted a little bit to make them right. A square highlights the point that needs to be moved or adjusted. Use the mouse to drag the blue square or arrowhead where you feel it is 'right'. Once you let go of the mouse, the computer evaluates your move.

Bomomo

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Creative art work
example

Blender

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Free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems - model • shade • animate • render • composite • interactive 3d

PsykoPaint

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A photo painting tool which uses the colors of an image to paint creative works of art

SculptyPaint

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A low polygon 3D creation tool original written for creating sculpts; 3D low polygon models for SecondLife. But currently it can also export to .obj files that can be read in Blender, wings3D etc.

LiveBrush

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Free download. Easy-to-use brush tool that reacts to your gesture by combining simple motion controls with brush styles. Toss graphics around the screen or elegantly swing the brush around your cursor.

Yourfonts

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Online font generation service that allows you to create your own fonts within a couple of minutes. Your own handwriting turned into your own font. Use your fonts on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Personalize your digital scrapbook pages. Make your own "family handwriting history. Make as many fonts as you like.

FlipText

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Write upside down.

Robert Sabuda Popups

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Making pop-ups for cards and crafts.

Place Spotting

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Use Google Earth to find places in the world. Create your own quiz.

ArSights

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Watch Google™ Earth models on your desktop. Download and Install ARSights
Download and print the Marker. Browse our GE Network Link and choose a 3D model. Download the 3D model and run the application

CB Model Pro

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3D modelling download.

What2Learn

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Interactive learning solution which provides effective educational resources and revision games. A great tool for students with learning difficulties and literacy difficulties. It is also a great resource for students looking to work independently to get ahead.

Adventure Island

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Explore the island and complete the tasks, or create your own island.

PaperCritters

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Online application for the creation and storing of digital paper toys.

Animations:


Go Animate

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Create and share animations in minutes

Clay Animator

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Create your own claymation or stop motion animations.

Samanimation

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SAM Animation is software designed to give students the power of making stop-action animations to share their ideas and understanding. The environment provides a unique experience for students to grapple with challenging problems in mathematics, science, engineering, and more as they engage in the process of generating animations.
tutorial

Fluxtime

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Create your own animation, save it to your webspace, share and reuse artwork, collaborate with others, show your animation




Aniboom

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Create frame by frame animations using only 4 geometric shapes. Or create animation using your webcam and embed as a widget.

Create own games and applications:


Sharendipity

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Web based creativity suite where anyone can build and deploy engaging and interactive web applications. Create custom tools to learn, explore, and collaborate. No coding is necessary to create these games or activities and they can be embedded in websites.

Scratch

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Free download, a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music and art, and share your creations on the web. Learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.