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 Warzone 2100 Portable online, real-time strategy Warzone 2100 is an open source real-time strategy game similar to Command and Conquer. The game offers campaign, online multi-player and single-player skirmish modes. Version 3.1.5 for Windows, Multilingual 95MB download / 113MB installed (Details)
Web 2.0 Resources for BYOT Programs 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! The Legend of Edgar Portable 2D platform adventure game The Legend of Edgar is a platform game, not unlike those found on the Amiga and SNES. Edgar must battle his way across the world, solving puzzles and defeating powerful enemies to achieve his quest. Version 1.24 for Windows, Multilingual 91MB download / 97MB installed (Details) - Support PortableApps.com's development and hosting 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.
Cockos Incorporated LICEcapsimple animated screen captures LICEcap can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to .GIF (for viewing in web browsers, etc) or .LCF (see below). LICEcap is an intuitive but flexible application (for Windows and now OSX), that is designed to be lightweight and function with high performance. LICEcap is easy to use: view a demo (output is here). Scorched 3D Portable overpowered artillery in 3D Scorched 3D is a turn-based over-powered artillery hardware game based on the original Scorched Earth game. Version 44 for Windows, Multilingual 35MB download / 96MB installed (Details) - Support PortableApps.com's development and hosting
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
GDevelop: Open source game development software to create HTML5 and native game without programming. Bring your ideas to life! GDevelop allows beginners as well as experienced game developers to create awesome games without programming The software is bundled with several examples and templates SuperTuxKart Portable multiplayer kart racing SuperTuxKart is a Free 3d kart racing game. It's more about being fun than being realistic. You can play with up to 4 friends on one PC, racing against each other or just try to beat the computer. Version 0.9.1 for Windows, Multilingual 408MB download / 622MB installed (Details) - Support PortableApps.com's development and hosting
The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) You've got every device under the sun in front of you. Now what apps are you going to use? Here are the apps or app categories that I recommend you test for your school. There are lots of apps, and these are just my opinion based on what I've used with my students or successfully tested. Formative Assessment Sauerbraten (Cube 2) Portable first-person shooter Sauerbraten (Cube 2) is a free multiplayer/singleplayer first person shooter, built as a major redesign of the Cube fps. Version 2013.02.03 for Windows, English 562MB download / 725MB installed (Details) - Support PortableApps.com's development and hosting Sauerbraten (Cube 2) Portable works best with the PortableApps.com Platform
Secrets of Lost Empires by Dennis Gaffney The trebuchet was one of the most devastating weapons of the Middle Ages. During medieval sieges, this destruction machine crushed castle walls. Using trial and error, medieval engineers adjusted the trebuchet to make sure its missile hit the castle wall—and destroyed it. NOVA's science game, "Destroy the Castle," is very much like the real thing. Apps/Dia Welcome to Dia's new homepage. Dia is a GTK+ based diagram creation program for GNU/Linux, MacOS X, Unix, and Windows, and is released under the GPL license. Dia is roughly inspired by the commercial Windows program 'Visio,' though more geared towards informal diagrams for casual use. It can be used to draw many different kinds of diagrams.