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Fun educational tech and computer games you can play in class

Fun educational tech and computer games you can play in class

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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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Eyal Kaminka, Phd.'s picture
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.

NeuricLearning's picture

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.

Eyal Kaminka, Phd.'s picture
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 :-)

Holly Dornak's picture
Holly Dornak
Instructional 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.

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