You can upload any image to create a digital puzzle that you or someone else can solve. This tool was mentioned in 2013 and I wanted to return to it after I received a question from my Facebook page asking if there was any way to create digital jigsaw planet puzzles using a photo. It is easy to do and it is YES!
Here is an example Jigsaw Planet puzzle. I made an easier one just for you. This is a Google Drawing that a student created of cv technology the Water Cycle. It was made using my Digital Directed Drawing Of The Water Cycle Activity, which I uploaded to Jigsaw Planet. These puzzles can be embedded on any website or blog! You can put it together! When you connect two pieces together, it will be easy to see how they fit together.
Jigsaw Planet’s Terms of Service state that users must be at least 13 years old to use the site. Jigsaw Planet was kind enough to answer my questions about classroom use. They also said that it was okay as long as students were supervised. This tool is better suited for elementary teachers to create digital puzzles that students can put together. While students could create the image the teacher transforms mangasee into a puzzle, they are not allowed to create an account or upload a photo of their choosing without parental permission. Educators may also create puzzles with no account. These puzzles can be embedded in blogs or websites. Students can still access Jigsaw Planet’s website by clicking on the puzzle icon at the bottom toolbar. We don’t recommend students running into some questionable puzzles on Jigsaw Planet.
How to Make Your Own Digital Jigsaw?
Jigsaw Planet allows you to upload any photo or image that you wish to be turned into a digital puzzle.
This tool has my favorite feature: the ability to create jigsaws of different difficulty levels. You can choose to have fewer pieces for younger students. You can also alter the shape of the pieces. You can find 20 pieces in the puzzle above.
- I can see it being used in the classroom in a few ways, but not limited to:
- Digital Breakout Clues
- Students: Uncover a top-secret mission
Anticipatory Set: After assembling the puzzle, have students speculate about what your next unit might be. An image of a desert, or industrial engineering technology pyramids from Ancient Egypt.
Answer a Challenge Question of the Day
- Special Announcements
- Anything that builds excitement
It’s simple, intuitive and requires no login! Share with a link or embed on your class’s blog/website. You also have other sharing options, such as email and social media.