As my second (and last) week of favorites nears its closing, I wanted to give you my three Favorite Educational Game Sites:
#3: Brainpop for Kids Gameup – The only reason this is #3 for me right now, instead of #1, is that it’s relatively new, and still building its catalogue of games. I predict that it will definitely move farther up on my list next year.
#2: ABCya – If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you will know that I’ve actually never reviewed this one. I have been reading about it on several different blogs, and on Scoopit.com, so I finally checked it out. I think that it’s a great site for kids in grades K-5.
#1: Mensa for Kids – I love the variety of games on this site, and the different types of thinking it targets. It isn’t a well-known site, so students generally like the novelty.
Many educators already know about BrainPop, a subscription site that offers animated videos on a variety of educational topics. It includes quizzes and downloadable handouts, as well as ideas for lessons. BrainPop is also available as a free app for iOS. For free, one can watch select videos. Recently, BrainPop also made their subscription videos available with this app, so you can log in to that as well on your iDevice. The new feature some of you may not know about, however, is “Game Up“, which is the BrainPop games area. Partnering with a few other websites, BrainPop is continuing to add interactive games which tie in to their videos. They are also offering resources for students and teachers to develop their own games.