Top 100 Sites/Apps for Game Based Learning

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This is going to be one of my most ambitious posts yet, as I have curated a gigantic list of my favorite sites/apps for Game Based Learning (a.k.a One theme I have noticed is that the subject of Math uses the concept of Game Based Learning quite often.

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Prodigy

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Prodigy is one of the best free sites around for teaching Math by using Game Based Learning. This is an excellent site/game aligned to Common Core Standards for Grades 1st-6th. Being browser based, Prodigy works on any mobile device too.

Math vs Zombies

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Math vs Zombies is an excellent mobile (iOS/Android) app for basic Math skills grades K-4th. This game has students solving Math equations in subtraction, multiplication, etc to turn the walking zombies back into humans. For more educational games form Tap to Learn click here.

Prodigy

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Prodigy is one of the best free sites around for teaching Math by using Game Based Learning. This is an excellent site/game aligned to Common Core Standards for Grades 1st-6th. Being browser based, Prodigy works on any mobile device too.

Prodigy

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Prodigy is one of the best free sites around for teaching Math by using Game Based Learning. This is an excellent site/game aligned to Common Core Standards for Grades 1st-6th. Being browser based, Prodigy works on any mobile device too.

Matific

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Matific is a fantastic site/mobile app (iOS/Android) for Math grades K-6. The free mobile app has a wide variety of educational games/activities for El Ed aligned to Common Core Standards. game based learning math

Matific

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Matific is a fantastic site/mobile app (iOS/Android) for Math grades K-6. The free mobile app has a wide variety of educational games/activities for El Ed aligned to Common Core Standards. game based learning math

Lumio

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Lumio is a wonderful site/company for online Math Resources & mobile games. There are 7 easy to use fun iOS games that focus on a wide variety of Math skills such as: telling time, multiplication, decimals, etc. These games are designed for students 5-11 yrs, aligned to Common Core Standards, and generate detailed reports. This is an ideal way to introduce Game Based Learning to the classroom as well as work in a BYOD or 1:1 environment.

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Yogome

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Yogome the company responsible for making wonderful educational mobile games has just released and educational web portal kids. Yogome is a personalized learning experience for each individual that is COPPA compliant and aligned to Common Core Standards. For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here. game based learning

Hop Star

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Hop Star is one of my favorite brand new iOS games for learning basic Math skills. Hop Star reminds me of the popular arcade/mobile game Crossy Roads (think a pixelated Frogger) designed for students grade 1st-5th. game based learning math

Top 50 Sites/Apps of 2015

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The reason for this as not as many new learning tools came out this year compared to years past, while more current tools focused on regular updates. However, that does not mean there are not a lot of new items to look through, as sites/apps for programming/coding, Math/STEM, and Game Based Learning played a predominant role in this year's list. Code Kingdoms - One of my favorite sites for learning how to program (Javascript) by drag-n-dropping blocks of code (i.e

Website, app uses avatars to engage students

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The mobile app was created to mirror the online experience and provide students with a convenient and fun way to work on their assignments and projects. Voki also offers an ever growing library of Common Core-aligned lessons – reimagined as Voki presentations.

50 Math Sites and Apps

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Mobile learning and BYOD (bring your own device) is making it easier students to learn, especially in the subject of Math. 50 Math Sites and Apps 4 Dice: Fraction Games - A great iOS app for learning how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions.

Common Sense Education Resources from ISTE 2015

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The Common Sense Education team just returned from a fabulous four days at the ISTE Conference in Philadelphia. We were thrilled to catch up with long-time users of Common Sense resources as well as introduce our work to many more of you. In the Common Sense Education meeting rooms, we offered two full days of 15-minute lightning sessions. Available online or as an app, learn how to use this new student-guided interactive with students. What a trip!

CodeCombat adds game, web development to coding platform

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CodeCombat , which offers an engaging platform for helping kids learn computer science (CS), has significantly enhanced its platform in time for back to school. CodeCombat has added major new capabilities including Game Development and Web Development, and quadrupled the number of levels available to users of its original Learn to Code module, giving students plenty of runway to keep enhancing their coding skills.

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Getting Started with Minecraft in the Classroom

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Minecraft​ ​is an extremely popular game for kids and​​ adults. Whenever I even allude to the game to a new group of students, their eyes light up and they ask me, “You​​ play Minecraft, too?!” That's why I would like to share with you tips I learned along the way on my Minecraft journey. These tips come from my experience teaching with Minecraft in schools, learning centers, and summer camps. Students are not actually interacting with the game.