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Top 10 Sites for Educational Games

Top 10 Sites for Educational Games
There's no denying the appeal that online games have on kids. While this might come w/ a negative stigma there are a lot of online educational games that can be found to not only enhance the joy of learning but strengthen skill sets as well. That being said I've decided to create a list of my favorite educational gaming sites on the web. Top 10 Sites for Educational Games Funbrain - One of the most popular educational gaming sites around.

Teach with Portals Teacher Lesson Plans, Printables & Worksheets by Grade or Subject - TeacherVision.com Games, Contests & Puzzles: Entertaining Ideas for Educating Students Teachers can take heart in the good news that students are likely to make meaningful progress toward instructional goals when they engage in regular drill, practice, and review of academic material. Instructors must also face the bad news, though, that students often find such activities to be tedious and unmotivating. One powerful strategy that successful teachers use to lend interest to academic drill, practice, and review is to structure these learning opportunities so that they contain elements of 'fun.' Read on for some ideas on how to adapt common games to promote student learning, to change quiz formats to make them more enjoyable, and to introduce other classroom activities that educate students in an entertaining manner. Games Students (Will Want to) Play(adapted from Maguire, 1990) Magazine Scavenger Hunt. Password: Academic Edition. The teacher puts together a list of course-related terms that students should know. The student reads the word on the slip. Review-Question Bingo.

30 Old PC Ads That Will Blow Your Processor | Information Technology Schools Posted by admin in technology Mar 31st, 2010 Many people today either are too young to have ever seen some early pc’s or have forgotten what they looked like and how much they cost. Today we complain about the cost of a laptop running 2Ghz with 4GB ram for a cost of $ 400.00, however it wasn’t that long ago that laptops and pc’s were priced quite a bit higher. 10MB Drive for $ 3398.00 Today you can get a 1TB drive for $ 85.00 1TB is about 100,000 times larger than 10MB — This is an early Laptop, with 64K of memory Today laptops have 2 to 4 Gig of memory 4GB is about 64,000 times larger than 64K — Here are two disk systems, 80MB for $ 12K and 300MB for $ 20K Today you can get a DVD that holds 4Gig for $ .75 each A 4GB DVD is about 14 times larger than a 300MB Disk — Here is a 16K RAM Memory Card, $ 495.00 Today you can get 4GB RAM for $ 99.00 4GB Ram is about 256,000 times larger than 16K — This is an early modem, delivering 4800 BPS Modems today deliver 56K 56K is about 12 times faster —

Web 2.0 Resources for BYOT Programs | A Teacher's Coda As my school district prepares to implement BYOT in the 2012-2013 school, I have collected Web 2.0 tools that students and faculty (grades 7-12) could use. Because of the sheer number of apps for mobile devices, I have not included any apps. Recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Leave a comment with your recommendations! Agriculture: “10 Best Mobile Agriculture Apps For 2012″ Art: Audio: Audacity (Audio editor and recorder)Cepstral Text to SpeechVocaroo (Online voice recording) Blogging: Business: Cloud Storage: Collaboration Tools: Collections of Resources: Communications: Cel.ly (Many uses communications, polling…) NEWCreateDebateGoSaopBoxGroupMe (Send one text message to a group)Make Beliefs Comic (Create a comic strip)Remind 101 (Send mass text messages to students)SkypeTodaysMeet (Create a temporary site to promote discussion)Voki (Create speaking Avatars) Flash Cards: Foreign Language: General Information on Education and Educational Technology: TED-Ed Lessons Google, Google Apps & Docs:

Tracing Preschool Printables: Alphabet Printables, Tracing letters, tracing numbers & name tracing Preschool printables, including tracing worksheets for kids are essential tools for children to learn to trace and print letters, numbers, shapes, and their name. Use the shape tracing printables as a precursor to printing letters and numbers. The number and alphabet letter printables are both preschool printables but are also appropriate for kindergarten kids to practice printing skills by tracing letters, tracing numbers, tracing the alphabet and tracing their own name. These tracing worksheets are fun preschool printables which are also educational activities for children. at a young age are vital to developing cognitive abilities. Tracing the Alphabet Printables These tracing preschool printables are the whole alphabet in either uppercase or lowercase. Capital Letter Tracing: All the letters of the alphabet in uppercase.Small Letter Tracing: All the letters of the alphabet in lowercase. Letter Tracing Printables Preschool Numbers Worksheets Shape Tracing Worksheets Related Articles

CristinaSkyBox Does the Apple fall far from the tree? – Sharing one iPad among many users 2012 K-12 Horizon Report The 2012 Horizon Report identifies mobile devices and tablet computing as technologies expected to enter mainstream use in education within one year or less. The mobility of these devices, their almost instant accessibility, the ease with which the touch screens promote interaction and the huge range of educational apps available for very reasonable prices appeal to both teachers and students. Research has found that the use of iPads and other mobile devices in the classroom improves engagement, supports multiple ways to access the curriculum and enhances assessment practices (Government of Alberta, 3 October 2011). The flexibility of mobile devices is undeniable. cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by flickingerbrad This scenario, of having one iPad shared among multiple users is likely to be far more common that the 1-1 scenario in most schools, as the technology is still relatively new, and education budgets grow increasingly tight. Logging in: Deployment:

iTeach with iPads | Innovating learning and literacy with iPads in kindergarten Google for Educators - Resources for using Google in school I am a huge proponent and user of Google tools, both for myself and in my classroom. Here are some great resources for educators who want to learn more about using Google's many tools in their classroom. Last week, Kathy Schrock posted a great interactive image of Google tools listed by Bloom's taxonomy levels. Google for Educators Mind Map is an interesting site that has resources for educators for using Google tools in the classroom. Google For Educators - Google's official page for educators. Google Accessibility - Google's page with tips, links and resources for using accessibility features in Google tools. Google List of Tools - this page has a listing of the major Google tools available. Google Tools for Schools - tutorials, links, resources, and tips on using Google tools in the classroom Google Tutor - how-to's, tech tips, and more on Google tools Guide to Google for Educators - free 33 page guide on Google for Educators from Richard Byrne.

Excellent Resources on BYOD for Teachers Mobile technology is making explosive growth into our schools and classrooms.There is now a growing trend towards taking advantage of mobile devices to inspire learning and promote students engagement, but the problem is that school districts can not cover the costs of these devices and to provide every student with a gadget would be out of their affordability particularly with the shrinking budgets being allocated for high tech materials.However, several initiatives have been taken to counter this financial block facing the implementation of mobile technology in classroom and one of these initiatives is called BYOD ( Bring Your Own Device). BYOD is all about students bringing their Mobile gadgets from home ( like smartphones, tablets. laptops etc ) and use them for educational purposes inside the classroom. In this way students will be learning using the technology they are already familiar with and the shortage of mobile technology will be covered. 1- Getting Started with BYOD

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