Fun! Students can build and launch virtual rockets on NASA's website. Very cool!
This game scores a 19 out of 30 and is a fantastic way to teach students to find the equation of the line slope intercept form. It is highly rated by students and educators. Look at the review to see if it fits your classroom. The game is browser based.
Use the buttons on the left to play this interactive whiteboard set of tools for some of the best things you can find for interactive whiteboards. This list was made by Theresa Allen and you should share it with all your teachers who use IWB's. GREAT games and tools. Thanks, Theresa.
Very interesting RFP.
"The Pericles Group (TPG) seeks proposals for a game-based curriculum in English and/or English Language Arts, at any level or over several levels, in TPG’s practomimetic curriculum model. The successful proposal will feature:
An index of educational dinosoar games - hat tip Stephen Anderson.
A Jeopardy template for creating a self scoring game. You can download these free powerpoints and make your own. (They are fun on the interactive whiteboard.)
A ton of resources for the IBoard for these last few days before Christmas. Bookmark them and have them ready to go for next year. Meanwhile, parents at home with kids may find something for a child to play that reinforces a topic that kids are having trouble with at school. We always do math facts over break with my youngest.
These amazing 12 free games would be great for interactive whiteboard or laptop. I've played a few of the. I love #3 which lets you teach coordinates. You can choose one quadrant (x,y - positive numbers only), 2 quadrants (xy - positive and negatives) or 4 (xyz positive and negatives) - great game for reinforcement.
All of the games are math / numeracy games so spread this like crazy for your math classes. TES is a great site out of the UK for free stuff and is the largest network of English speaking teachers in the world.
A great website with a lot of games for elementary age children. Some of them are flash so test before using on the ipad.
This is an INCREDIBLE website that NSharoff (http://twitter.com/nsharoff) from New York has shared with me!
New games. The big hit is Word-O-Rama, a game show format for vocabulary practice that works great on a big screen or for individual use. The game mixes practice with definitions, usage, antonyms, and synonyms. The other new learning activities are a vocabulary test, a definitions match game, and a parts of speech game. Everyone can use these activities on the site’s hundreds of resource and sample lists. Only premium members can use them on their own lists.
New resources. We have incorporated definitions for forty thousand words. We have written definitions for EACH major usage of a word so some words have many usages. For instance, the word scale has five usages (for a device that weighs, climbing, fish skin, musical, proportion like on a map). We have a sentence, spoken by a human, for each definition illustrating its use. Each use has a part of speech identified with it. And we have added synonyms and antonyms.
Excellent article on designing a game based learning e-course. There are a lot of links and great ideas. Since hearing Jane McGonigal speak at Microsoft HQ I have using Interrobang and other games as a priority for integrating into my classroom. (Hat Tip @juandoming on Twitter)
A game to teach students how to pick foods that they like to have a healthy plate.
This iTunes app is free an dteaches the rewards of saving. From Mass Mutual, this is a game designed for kids.
Here is the information they E-mailed me:
"Springfield, Mass., June 23, 2010 – Children’s habits are formed at an early age, and a 2009 study by Forbes Consulting Group for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) revealed that two-thirds of parents think financial education should start then, too. That’s one of the reasons why MassMutual is now offering a free downloadable interactive game, Save! The Game, to help kids learn the value of separating wants from needs when it comes to spending. "
Very nice article about using Games in the Classroom from Todd Bryant. (Hat tip to Jo McLeay's plurk about this one.)
This is the location for getting the Mango game that Lorraine Leo recommends so highly. Mango looks like a really cool game to play on those Kindergarten smartboards.
There are a lot of free interactive reading games to use with your interactive whiteboard. Pass this along to your elementary teachers!
Cool website from a professional developer in australia with a lot of links to websites he's tested.
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