Web-based Educational Games
The best way to get your students to embrace learning is to make it fun. With so many educational games available on the Internet, you can integrate them into your teaching practice that your students can enjoy playing and learning from it. Designed to simultaneously teach and entertain, many games feature concepts created by teachers and presented on a vibrant, professionally animated platform that appeals to children in all grade levels.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
- identify different online games for learning
- describe how to integrate games into their teaching practice
- understand how to manage their classes effectively when integrating games into their classrooms.
Web-based Educational Games
The following websites provide a wide rage of educational games for your classroom adoption. Play as many as you can and pick a few that have great potential for your classes to use. While you are playing them, put on your “critic” eye glasses. Evaluate them from the perspectives of school administrator, classroom teacher, students, and parents. Can playing the games help students obtain the academic goals or learning outcomes you set forth for them?
Classic arcade games online
- Pick Cat Studio
Fun games site for grades K-5 has lots of learning choices.
- Reflex: Math Fact Fluency
Fun games, friendly guides help kids build math fluency
Engaging games give kids safe, smart civics lessons
- Educational Games for Kids’ Early Learning
- Funbrain: Games, Videos, and Books for Kids
- Games | PBS KIDS
- Knowledge Adventure: Educational Games
- Educational Games for Kids
- Kids Games – Educational Computer Games Online
“To Do” List
My Top 5 Educational Games (Web-based)
In this module, hundreds of web-based educational games are introduced. Given the plethora of the online games, making informed decision about the educational games is a vital skill for a teacher. Please identify five games that are appropriate for your subject discipline and justify your choices by citing sources introduced in this course.
Due to the nature of this learning log, this entry is not limited to 250-300 words. Please add more if needed. Your entry should answer all parts of the prompt, and should incorporate evidence from this module’s content. Compose your log entry in M.S. Word and paste it onto a Weebly page. Post your Weebly page (URL) onto the corresponding link inside Moodle before 11:59 p.m. U.S. EST/EDT on the next Monday.
Submission Example: Learning Log – Module 6: My Top 5 Educational Games (Web-based)
Game Evaluation A
Select a game from this module and play it for at least 2 hours. After that, complete an evaluation by following detailed instruction at Game Evaluation page. Evaluation A is due on the 1st day of Module 8.
Submission Example: Game Evaluation A (DOCX, 275 KB, by Dona Bledsoe)