Educational Video Games Create Engaged Learners

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I came across a blog, Tech the Plunge, that listed hundreds of resources, ideas, and videos for Ed Tech included a list of 60 educational games sites from a post on the blog, Tech Happy. I felt like I had hit the mother lode and kept bouncing back and forth between these two blogs. I began to compile a list of some of the sites, not nearly all that I saw, but some I thought I would share. Check them out...there is bound to be something of interest. By the way, Kim Bull, a second grade teacher told me that Scholastic is sponsoring a virtual field trip to Plimoth Plantation, but you have to sign up; click here for the link. These opportunities really enrich the curriculum and provide engaging activities students will remember forever.

Math:
http://www.xpmath.com/   (higher level)
http://www.gamequarium.com/math.htm
http://www.decimalsquares.com/dsGames/
http://www.mathcats.com/index.html#contents
http://www.multiplication.com/interactive_games.htm
http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/Ghostblasters1/gbcd.html
http://www.learn-with-math-games.com/index.html

Science:
http://www.kineticcity.com/
http://www.kineticcity.com/mindgames/warper/ (elementary earth science)

History/Geography:
http://playinghistory.org/ (Personal favorite history site!)
http://www.history.com/games
http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/games/fling/
http://www.geosense.net/
http://www.planetinaction.com/playlist.htm (uses Google Earth)
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/historyofus/tools/scavenger/game2_flash.html

Spelling/Grammar:
http://www.gamesgames.com/games/spelling/spelling.html
http://www.manythings.org/cts/
http://www.kwarp.com/portfolio/grammarninja.html

Problem Solving Skills:
http://forensics.rice.edu/index.html
http://www.fitbrains.com/

Various Subject Areas:
http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/math_games.html
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/
http://www.quiz-tree.com/index.html
http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/
http://www.theproblemsite.com/default.asp

PowerPoint Games:
http://facstaff.uww.edu/jonesd/games/

Additional Resources:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/historyofus/teachers/index.html
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