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Fun educational tech and computer games you can play in class

Eyal Kaminka, Phd. Leading Educator at Joytunes

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... :-)

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Leading Educator at Joytunes

Music online: use it in class or during recess

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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.

Prepositions Learning Tool

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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.

Leading Educator at Joytunes

Well done!

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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 :-)

Instructional Technology Specialist - Lamar CISD

A few of my favorites

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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.

SPELLATHON

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You may like to consider this free resource for practicing spelling. Kids from over 90 countries are playing and practicing. http://www.spellathon.net

Co-Founder of Robotics And Beyond

Step By Step - a gentle introduction to computer science

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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!!

Touch typing enthusiast and educator

Some typing games at

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Some typing games at http://www.typingweb.com/

Teacher Liaison

For younger kids, there's a

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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

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