Educational Games from Funbrain
Nov20

Educational Games from Funbrain

Funbrain – Funbrain offers several interactive educational games for use with IWBs s well as online books and comics. These fun games cover a range of subjects and grades. Funbrain, is suitable for children from preschool age up to through to upper KS2. The site contains more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in maths, reading, and literacy. Plus, there are also a variety of popular books and comics available...

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Room Recess : Educational Games for Primary Numeracy and Literacy
Nov14

Room Recess : Educational Games for Primary Numeracy and Literacy

RoomRecess is a free website which provides flash-based games for Primary/Elementary age children. RoomRecess.com was developed entirely by an elementary school teacher with the goal of reinforcing fundamental learning concepts in math, reading, spelling, language arts, and basic problem solving. The games are fun and engaging. Although I wish there was a way of turning off the rather annoying music! A full-screen option would also be...

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Create online quizzes for any device with Kahoot!
Oct28

Create online quizzes for any device with Kahoot!

Kahoot is a new quiz and survey creation tool that will work on any device. It allows teachers to set up and run multiple choice quizzes which their students can then answer via any device that has a web browser. In many ways it’s a lot like one of my favourite tools, Socrative. The teacher creates a quiz using the web interface. Questions are multiple-choice style, and it’s pretty straightforward to get these set up,...

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GameUp UK : Educational Games from BrainPop
Mar04

GameUp UK : Educational Games from BrainPop

Games add a new way to captivate students and help them learn in a manner that’s meaningful for them. The already excellent BrainPOP UK have taken this on board, and added gaming to their repertoire through GameUp UK – their new gaming area. GameUp UK matches high quality BrainPOP content with great learning games – their resources underpin the learning and the associated games actively engage students and extend the learning. From...

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PlayBrighter – Educational games for your class
Sep19

PlayBrighter – Educational games for your class

PlayBrighter is an interesting website that lets teachers create educational games for their students to play. Each game is presented to the students as a “mission” which they can play online as homework or self-study, or could play during a lesson. There are lots of different syle “missions” that you can choose from with games that let you build up a business empire, record a hit single, play with magic gems...

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Axon – neuroscience game from Wellcome
Mar30

Axon – neuroscience game from Wellcome

AXON is the latest addition to Wellcome Collection’s growing portfolio of free online games which has been commissioned to accompany their latest exhibition Brains: The Mind as Matter. It’s made by Preloaded, who I’ve written about before. AXON is set inside a foetal brain, modelling real biological phenomena found in neural development. AXON offers players a rare glimpse of how the brains is formed and an ‘inside the...

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World Education Games March 2012
Feb28

World Education Games March 2012

This March, hundreds of thousands of school children from around Britain will pit themselves against students from around the world to find the best young Mathematicians, spellers and Science brains during the World Education Games ( 6th- 8th of March). The three-day global competition will test students during a variety of online games set against the clock and the best young brains will be battling for honours during World Spelling...

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Online Educational Games by Preloaded
Feb23

Online Educational Games by Preloaded

Preloaded are a creative studio who have made some great online educational games for other websites, and you can find them all in one place on their own site. For example science teachers might be interested in Wondermind which is a game about the brain/neuroscience written for Tate Liverpool, inspired by the works of Lewis Carroll.  Thingdom is a fun science game written for the Science Museum which I’ve written about on the...

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Interactive Flash Resources from Sandfield School
Sep19

Interactive Flash Resources from Sandfield School

Sandfields School has produced some rather useful Flash resources that can be used on your Interactive Whiteboard. These include clocks and timers plus games such as Who Wants to be a Millionaire. These come as downloadable Flash files which you can run offline.There are also some useful PowerPoint templates for games such as Blockbusters. Check out the site here: http://www.sandfields.co.uk/games/ Thanks to Rob Chambers (@RobGeog)...

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Educaplay – a multimedia resource creator for teachers
Jul05

Educaplay – a multimedia resource creator for teachers

Educaplay is a free website which lets teachers create a wide variety of different educational interactive resources. These can then be linked to, or embedded into your blog/VLE Activities that you can create include: Listen and read dialogues Jumbled Words Jumbled Sentences Matching Quizzes Image Maps Riddles Crosswords Wordsearch Puzzle Fill in the gaps Educaplay is free to register. Once you are registered you can create any of the...

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12 Puzzle and Quiz Creation Tools for Teachers
May09

12 Puzzle and Quiz Creation Tools for Teachers

There are many different sites on the internet that allow you to create your own puzzles and games to use either directly in class, or which can be linked to/embedded into your VLE. I’ve been doing some trawling ahead of a training session I am running soon, and here are a few of the best ones that I’ve found. There are others out there, but the focus specifically for my session was KS4 and 5, so these links are aimed at...

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Cyberkidz
Apr04

Cyberkidz

Cyberkidz is an educational platform for primary/elementary pupils. Designed for classroom use if a smartboard or interactive whiteboard is available, it can also be played individually by the children, both at school and at home. Games are provided for Maths, Literacy, Science, Geography, plus some creative games. You can browse by subject and age. There’s no search, but there’s not really enough here yet to need one....

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