H5P is a plugin for WordPress that allows you to make interactive games and other content to place on your website. It can also be used to place these items into other platforms like Blackboard. In this post, I’d like to share my first attempt at making a matching game using the plug-in.
I have been thinking about doing this for quite a while, but imagined that it would be much more difficult than it actually was. It was very easy. The whole process took less than 15 minutes. (To be fair, I already have this website, I have installed plugins before, and I had most of the images pre-made.
I had previously created some images of sawtooth, square, sine, and triangle waves that I use in my lectures and in my question bank. The plugin prompts you to drag in the images, and allows you the option of matching the same image or a different image. To complete the card set, I created a set of images that were just words, for example “Sine Wave”. In this way, I can test the student’s understanding of the term rather than just their ability to remember where a particular card is located.
I would imagine that this could be a fun way for students to test their understanding. I am planning to create cards for different equations, different variables, and other concepts.