Template-based authoring software
TaskMagic is made up of 2 programs: TaskMagic Create is for creating resources. TaskMagic Play is for accessing them. In TaskMagic Create, a series of empty templates allow you to input text, images and sounds. Each template automatically generates a range of games and exercises based on your input. Click on the coloured buttons (above) to see screenshots of the templates and the available exercises. See this blog post for some sample screenshots and worksheets.
All ages and abilities
You decide on the content, so you can create activities which are appropriate for the age and ability range of your class. For this reason TaskMagic can be used successfully with Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form.
All curriculum subjects
Although originally devised for teaching foreign languages, TaskMagic can in fact be used to generate matching, re-ordering, cloze and literacy practice activities for any subject. (NB. TaskMagic only works with roman-script languages.)
Multiple interactive activities
TaskMagic generates a range of stimulating games and practice activities based on your input, so that the same information is recycled and reinforced in many different ways. The number of activities created depends on the template that you choose. The activities are ideal for use with any interactive whiteboard or on individual computers. Click on the coloured buttons above (or below) to see screenshots of the exercises available within each group. Or see this blog post for some sample screenshots and worksheets.
For Windows™ PCs & laptops
TaskMagic works in all versions of Windows up to and including Windows 10 (but not Windows Mobile or Windows RT for the AMD-based Surface tablet). We don't have a Mac or Linux version. You can run TaskMagic on a Mac if you have some way of running Windows on your Mac, such as via a dual boot system, or software such as Parallels, Virtual PC or similar. Please also note that TaskMagic only accepts roman-script text.
Each template / exercise group provides access to a number of worksheets, such as matching, multiple-choice, pairs, dominoes, wordsearch, gap-fill, text re-ordering, etc. See this blog post for some sample screenshots and worksheets.
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Paul Howard, Head of MFL and author of the C'est Possible! & ¡Es Posible! courses based on the Michel Thomas method.
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Diana Kavanagh, St John the Baptist Language College, Surrey