ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

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Game-making in the primary classroom with 2DIY from 2Simple


2DIY from 2Simple (now part of Purple Mash online suite of tools) provides the means for teachers and primary pupils to create their own interactive resources, activities, games, puzzles, quizzes. With this software teachers and primary school children themselves can create cross-curricular, personalised resources and use them on whiteboards, websites, blogs or a learning platform like Glow. Learning is embedded as children plan, design, create, publish and play.  Drag items to a picture, create  interactive screens, make jigsaws, sorting & grouping activities, picture quizzes & even create your own multi-level games.

Click on the link below for a video introduction to 2DIY


Click on the link below for the user guide for 2DIY from 2Simple:


Click on the link below for instruction sheets by Sean Harding and Gideon Williams for making a catching game in 2DIY

Click on the link below to see work created by pupils from Dunipace Primary School using 2DIY;


2Simple have a wide range of videos on their 2Simple YouTube channel which show how users are using the software.  Click on the link below to go to 2Simple YouTube Channel and enter 2DIY into the search box for all 2DIY videos:


Below you can try playing the maze game created using 2DIY (use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move).


In addition to supporting learning across the curriculum, the use of 2DIY game-making tools can contribute to the development of programming skills and the logical problem-solving sequencing of mathematics. And it's fun!


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  2. Looks good and easy to use

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