Fun educational tech and computer games you can play in class Related Tags: Classroom Technology More Related Discussions Eyal Kaminka, Phd. , Leading Educator at Joytunes Posted 09/07/2011 9:50AM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM 15 Shares 9 2004 Views There are many tech gadgets and games you can use in class. I think it would be wonderful to have a list of those things available for all of us. I'll share the first one... :-) Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Share 9 Share Comments (9)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Posted 9/7/2011 10:05am Eyal Kaminka, Phd.Leading Educator at Joytunes As promised, I want to share the first item on the list, and its very easy since I consider myself to be part of the visionary team that developed the concept. It's called JoyTunes recorder game, and it is a set of games that kids play while playing the... recorder. They control the games (web-based) with the real instruments and while playing they are actually practicing and improving their music skills. I know of music teachers that use it in class to teach kids not only the recorder but to read music, listening etc.; I also know of schools that used the game (free, by the way) as a motivational tool to encourage the kids to play an instrument. The tool, I think, is good for ages 6-11 (I know, big age difference...), and you can read about it more here. Enjoy, and share more ideas. Sign in to vote! Posted 11/21/2011 1:42pm NeuricLearning I'll continue the list and add an item that I also helped develop. It's a web-based game called Prepositions Master. The idea was to create a tool for English learners to get extra practice with areas of English that often prove to be difficult. Prepositions seemed like a good place to start. It's a neat application that has games, flashcards, lessons, and quizzes. Pretty cool I think. You can check it out here. Sign in to vote! Posted 11/22/2011 1:36pm Eyal Kaminka, Phd.Leading Educator at Joytunes Well done, NeuricLearning. I loved the fact that you are tackling the difficult parts of the English language and offer solutions. I invite you to try also the JoyTunes tool and send feedback... Good-luck :-) Sign in to vote! Posted 11/23/2011 2:21am Richard Wood http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/43175/sponsored-global-spelling-challeng... Sign in to vote! Posted 12/6/2011 12:42pm Holly DornakInstructional Technology Specialist - Lamar CISD http://freerice.com/ is a great online game for building vocabulary. (Watch out - your class will be addicted!) We also love http://www.bigbrainz.com/ Timez Attack - for practicing basic math skills. Timez Attack is free - but you do have to download and install it. It's worth the hassle though. The free version is great. A paid version is available as well. Sign in to vote! Posted 12/21/2011 8:17am Richard Wood You may like to consider this free resource for practicing spelling. Kids from over 90 countries are playing and practicing. http://www.spellathon.net Sign in to vote! Posted 1/4/2012 5:00pm M MorrisseyCo-Founder of Robotics And Beyond We have developed what we think is a fantastic game/lesson for introducing K-4 students to computer science. Please take a look; here : http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/716984033/step-by-step or here : http://www.roboticsandbeyond.com/education/stepbystep.php Your comments are welcome!! Sign in to vote! Posted 1/23/2014 9:07am Adam FortTouch typing enthusiast and educator Some typing games at http://www.typingweb.com/ Sign in to vote! Posted 2/26/2014 5:15pm TobyTeacher Liaison For younger kids, there's a great Math Racer game for iPad. They can insert their face and race to solve math problems (which automatically scale to keep kids challenged, but not overwhelmed). https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/math-racer-by-storybots-fun/id719826985?... Free access for educators: http://www.storybots.com/educate Sign in to vote! article Tech2Learn: Success Stories of Technology Integration in the ClassroomLast comment 6 months 1 week ago in Technology Integration blog The Power of Digital StoryLast comment 6 days 9 hours ago in Arts Integration blog Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk TechLast comment 3 days 10 hours ago in Flipped Classroom blog What Edtech Can You Trust?Last comment 4 weeks 3 hours ago in Technology Integration blog Design Challenge: DIY Assistive Game ControllersLast comment 1 month 6 hours ago in Assistive Technology Sign in and Join the Discussion! Not a member? Register to join the discussion. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?