Sunday, April 15, 2012

Educational Gaming Online

I was curious to see what type of educational websites were out there to help older students learn or review various lessons or concepts outside the classroom. One of the websites I found was MarcoPolo, a site that offers a number of educational games and tools. They have games such as Comic Creator, Printing Press and Literary Graffiti. Each game is linked to one lesson plan. Another site is PowerProofreading. It lets you review grammar concepts in a variety of ways such as letters, emails, scripts, etc. If you can't find any sites you like there is a site called Hot Potatoes which allows you to create your own puzzle or games using their free software. I'm not sure if students would use these sites outside the classroom without being told to do so but these websites could be really helpful to students who go to online charter schools.

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