Jigsaw Explorer is a free site that hosts tons of online jigsaw puzzles. It also offers a free tool for creating your own online jigsaw puzzles. To create your own puzzle simply visit the Jigsaw Explorer Create a Puzzle page then enter the URL of the image that you want to use as the basis of your jigsaw puzzle. You can specify the number of pieces that you want your puzzle to have. It can have as few as six pieces or as many as 1056 pieces. In the following video I demonstrate how to create your own online jigsaw puzzles with Jigsaw Explorer.
Applications for Education
Using Jigsaw Explorer could be an easy way to create puzzles for your students based on topics that they’re learning about in geography or science. Jigsaw Explorer makes it easy to create puzzles based on pictures of landmarks, pictures of plants, and pictures of animals. As I demonstrated in the video above, Pixabay is a good place for you to find images to use in your custom jigsaw puzzles.