Tools to Encourage Learning on the Computer
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ABCya is the leader in free educational kids' computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web. All children's educational computer activities were created or approved by certified school teachers. All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to learn.
FunFonix (it's the pronunciation that counts!) has a variety of early elementary phonics worksheets and online phonics games. Their worksheets are completely customizable!
Phonics Student Online Components
Sadlier Phonics has a number of grade-appropriate online games and activities for students K-6.
Sesame Street has a variety of activities that help students work on basic skills like counting, forming sentences, recognizing different shapes and objects, etc.
Because everyone loves Dr. Seuss… This website is full of interactive whiteboard-friendly games, activities, printables, and ideas for lesson plans focusing on the subjects made interesting and accessible (and discussible!) by Dr. Suess' stories.
Creative Writing Prompts
When your students need inspiration, this site is the place to go. It features more than 300 detailed creative writing prompts, as well as journal ideas. You can also use the writing prompts as great warm-up activities each day.
Forvo is the world’s largest pronunciation dictionary. It’s very valuable for ESL students because they can look up any word and hear it pronounced by an authentic English speaker.
Grammar Ninja Game
This fun game helps your students learn the different parts of speech! There are three levels of difficulty that can be assigned to your students.
This website is a fantastic resource for ESL teachers and students alike. It has an extensive collection of spelling games and activities that are great for non-native speakers. My favorite is the Catch the Spelling Game.
An online English spelling resource that includes free units, games, and word lists.
A+ Math: Money Flashcards
These basic flashcards will give your students the repetition they need to master the very important skill of counting money.
AAA Math features a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons. Unlimited practice is available on each topic which allows thorough mastery of the concepts. A wide range of lessons (K- 8) enables learning or review to occur at each individual's current level. The AAMath.com site contains thousands of pages of Math Lessons. The Fractions portion of the AAA Math website is particularly useful because it provides visual representations and easy-to-understand instructions.
Cool Math 4 Kids
This free website looks like it may have been designed in the early ’90s, but it’s got tons of great content for addition, subtraction, times tables, long division, fractions, decimals, and more.
Free collection of online math games for grades K-8 organized by the common core stand
Math Game Time
Math Game Time has interactive math games, videos, and worksheets that are separated by grade level. Your students will be able to practice everything from counting to decimals.
Detailed information about each of the 50 states including abbreviations and capital cities. Excellent for teaching U.S. geography!
Create your own sharable timeline with images, video, audio, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and PDF files.
Discovery Education Free Puzzlemaker
Puzzlemaker is a tool that helps you create and print customized word searches, criss-cross puzzles, hidden message puzzles, and more, all using your own word lists.
e-Learning for Kids
At e-Learning for Kids, you can search through educational games by grade level or subject. There are materials for grades 1-6 in math, science and language arts.
Education City is an award-winning online teaching and learning resource mapped to your state and common core standards for elementary students in Language Arts, Math, Science, and Spanish Math. The web-based, modular resource features research-based, animated activities designed to support student engagement and achievement. You can use the username 145387 and the password 979543 to log on.