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10 Free Online Educational Game Sites

10 Free Online Educational Game Sites | Technology for school |
Web-based games can prove to be a treasure trove of learning opportunities, and there are a variety of content-areas, age ranges, and skill levels to choose from. The true pay dirt for browser-based learning games can be found on large online digital game hubs. Here are 10 game hubs players that teachers can use to as one tool in their arsenal.

Via Beth Dichter
Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 27, 2014 9:41 PM

Finding games that you can use in the classroom is not always as easy as one would like it to be. This post shares 10 websites that are "game hubs" and the games range from one for students as young as preK to students in high school. The list of the sites is below and additional information is in the post (as are links to each). Have fun exploring them and sharing them with your students, and if you know a site that is not listed leave in the Comment section.

* Shepperd Software

* PBS Kids Games

* Mr. Nussbaum

* National Geographic Kids

* Poptropica

* Funbrain

* BBC Schools: Games

* Primary Games


* Arcademic Skill Builders

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 28, 2014 1:08 PM

Some wonderful resources here. 

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 2, 2014 12:41 PM

The ages range from Pre-K to High School.

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How Do We Make Learning Relevant to Students? (from GOOD Video)

How Do We Make Learning Relevant to Students? (from GOOD Video) | Technology for school |

A look at ways we can make learning more relevant to students with conversations from a number of education technologists including Sugata Mitra and Sal Khan. 
The video is just over 12 minutes and explores where education is going. Eli Kaufman (the producer of the film) notes that the people interviewed may not have taught in a classroom and recognizes that there are "real limitations to tech-based solutions." He also notes that "a computer can't teach 'those life skills that only a master teacher can teach' - and which require people to be in the same room - 'how to become a citizen, how to problem solve, and learning how to be a collaborator.'"

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