2. Word Twist
is an online version of the popular board game, Boggle. Word Twist comes in two versions a four by four grid and a five by five grid. The purpose of Word Twist is to identify as many words as possible using the letters in the grid.
3. Super Text Twist
is a simple word game similar to Word Twist which asks plays to identify words from a set of jumbled letters. The Super Text Twist
game be played online or downloaded for use offline.
5. Arcademic Skill Builders
offers a collection of twenty-one quality games for sharpening math and language arts skills. All of the games can be played online and six of the games are even enabled for play using a Nintendo Wii remote.
6. The Problem Site
is loaded with great games for students. Some of the games are traditional "hang-man" style games, some of the games are traditional games with a twist
,and some of the games are completely new. Each game is designed to help students develop problem solving skills. The games are categorized as word games, math games, or strategy games.
7. Ghost Blasters
is designed to help students learn to multiply and divide quickly in their heads. To play Ghost Blasters select a multiple of which each"bad" ghost will have a value that is a multiple of that which you chose. Students then use their mouse to blast every "bad" ghost. Forexample, if I select "5" at the beginning then all bad ghosts will display a multiple of 5. I then have to blast all of the bad ghosts to gain points, but if I blast a "good" ghost (a ghost that does not have a multiple of 5) I lose points.
9. Learn With Math Games
is a site that I like because it offers online games as well as PDF templates for games that teachers and students can play in their classrooms. Learn With Math Games
is organized by grade level and by mathematics topic.
developed by Diana Dell
(a great person to follow on Twitter by the way) offers an excellent catalog of mathematics games and video demonstrations of mathematics functions.
11. Primary Games
offers a collection of mathematics games as well as games for other content areas. You can grab some of the games on Primary Games
and embed them into your own blog or website.
12. Grammar Ninja
is a fun game for students to play as they develop a working knowledge of the parts of speech. Grammar Ninja has three levels for students towork through. As long as you answer questions correctly, they continue through the game, but answer incorrectly and the words explode.
14. The World Food Programme's
website offers students a large selection of educational online games and activities. The games are categorized by age group. Some of the games, like Food Force
, are about world hunger while other games are more general in nature.
15. Taking it Global
, an organization for youth interested in global issues, has a smal lgames section that includes a game based on the flags of the world. Flags of the World
asks students to match flags to their respective countries. After matching each flag to its country students can click the "learn more"link to find more information about that country.
16. Shape It Up
is one of many good educational games and activities on Kinetic City
. Shape It Up
is an activity that would be good for use in an Earth Science lesson. The activity presents students with "before" and"after" images of a piece of Earth. Students then have to select the force nature and the span of time it took to create the "after"picture. If students choose incorrectly, Shape It Up
will tell the student and they can choose again.
17. The Houghton Mifflin Company produces Grammar Blast
. Grammar Blast
offers 35 interactive grammar activities for students in grades two through five.
18. The Grammar Practice Park
produced by Harcourt School Publishers provides 12 games for students in grades three, four, and five.
19. The British Council's Learn English
website offers 69 interactive activities
for learning the rules of grammar. The activities are not listed by grade level so you will have to preview them to determine which activities are best suited for your students.
21. The BBC's Skillswise
website is a great resource for a wide variety of content areas. On the grammar and spelling page
there are 21 activities suitable for students of middle school and high school age.
22. Playing History
is a collection of 128 games related to topics in US and World History as well as civics and geography. The games come from a variety of sources across the web. Feedback on every game and suggestions for future additions are welcomed by the hosts of the site. Visitors to Playing History
can search for games by using the tag cloud, by using the search box, or just browse through the entire list.
23. Think About History
is a fun trivia game on History.com. The object of the game is to crossthe playing board by correctly answering a sequence of history triviaquestions. The game has multiple levels that get progressively moredifficult throughout the game. The questions on Think About History
are a mix of video-based and text-based questions. The game can be played as an individual game or a two player game.
24. Fling the Teacher
is a website containing 68 history quiz games. All of the quizzes haveat least fifteen questions and a few of the games have more than 100questions. The average is 30-45 questions per quiz. Prior to startingeach quiz game students can create their own custom game character.
26. National Geographic Kids
has a wide variety of games, puzzles, and activities for students ofelementary school age. National Geographic Kids has nine gamesspecifically for developing geography skills.
27. Learning Together
offers four activities for learning about the geography of the UnitedStates. Learning Together also offers a game about world geography anda game about European geography.
29. Traveler IQ Challenge
has 14 interactive geography games. The activities can be embedded in a blog or website.
is a fun way to use and improve your knowledge of world geography.Players can play against the computer or challenge another player. Geosense
can be played anonymously or you can register and have your scores recorded for you. There are four Geosense
maps (US, World, Europe, or advanced) that players can select from.
31. Smarty Games
features games for developing basic mathematics and reading skills.There are six mathematics games covering basic addition, subtraction,multiplication, and division. The reading section has two alphabetgames and nine animated stories. In addition to the mathematics andreading activities,Smarty Games
offers activities for learning to read a clock, puzzles, mazes, coloring activities.
32. Planet In Action
is a fun website that features three games based on Google Earth. All three games utilize Google Earth imagery and navigation. The three games are Ships, Places, and Moon Lander. In "Places" you navigate,from a helicopter view, five popular places including the Grand Canyon.In "Ships" you become the captain of a fleet of ships to navigate famous ports of call. And in "Moon Lander" you take control of the Apollo 11 moon lander and guide the "Eagle" to touch-down.
33. The National Center for Education Statistics hosts a collection of games and tools for students. Dare to Compare
is a quiz section of Kids' Zone where students can test their knowledge of civics, economics, history, geography, mathematics, and science .After taking each quiz the students are shown the correct answers. Dare to Compare
also allows students to see the national and international average rate of correct answers.
34. Brain Bashers
offers visitors a nice selection of word games, logic games, and puzzles. Brain Bashers
is updated regularly with many games that change daily and new games added every week.Brain Bashers
was developed and is maintained by Kevin Stone. Kevin Stone is a mathematics teacher in England.
35. The Discovery Channel
website lets you test your trivia knowledge while playing the same quizzes the contestants on Cash Cab play. Play the Cash Cab quiz game
and earn fictitious money for every question you answer correctly. Answer three questions incorrectly and the game is over.