October 19, 2011 § 4 Comments
Do you have any favorite academic game websites? We’re hoping to put together a list of such sites for use in study hall when [students] are finished with homework. Please send me the names of any FREE websites that are fun, academically enriching, and aimed at 5th-8th graders.
@dancallahan Need “favorite academic game websites” for 5th-8th gr. Preferably an existing list. Any help? #edchat #5thchat #6thchat
- http://pg.symbaloo.com This page was put together by an educator I know and respect – Dan Callahan. It is both browsable and searchable.
- Another page from Dan, this one on Diigo: http://www.diigo.com/user/dancallahan/games?type=all
Dan also recommended, along with several others [@ginkiy] on Twitter, the following sites:
- kerpoof.com and SpellingCity.com, and there’s also coolmath-games.com.
- Coincidentally, Dan stumbled on this list of top 10 sites for educational games while we were flinging tweets back and fourth.
- Someone I don’t know personally, @mrsd5107, tweeted this list of 5th grade sites that might be helpful: http://www.teachersclass.net/douthard/learninglinks.htm I wish I could say that I have vetted it, but I have not. In general, I find that the best lists of apps/links are sorted by categories and how you might use the tools, and this is organized that way – that’s a plus, so I’m impressed. It’s an extensive list, and I know a lot of the sites, but not all of them.
- Here’s a list of math game sites (from @saraallen91): http://pvroom121.blogspot.com/p/math-links.html I found it harder to browse than the one on “TeachersClass” but still worth perusing.