These free sites provide students an opportunity to learn in a fun, interactive environment.

I searched out and visited a bunch of sites with free educational games and selected the ten I thought were most useful and appropriate to education. In addition to a brief overview of each site, I have also attempted to define the grade range that each site is applicable to. I made my own judgement for most sites since it often wasn’t indicated (feel free to weigh in if you think I’m off target on any of these). Most of these sites are geared towards K-12 (with many leaning towards K-6 or so), but some do have fun games that will challenge the Higher Ed student and adults as well. Take one for a spin today!

- Funbrain (Grades K through 8): This popular site from Pearson Education features ‘Arcades’ specific to Math and Reading, along with the ‘Classic Funbrain’ games such as Math Baseball and Grammer Gorillas. Funbrain also has resources specifically for teachers, organized on this Teacher’s home page.

- Discovery.com’s Games (Grades 3 and up): Dozens of activities, organized into 4 categories: Games, Quizzes, Puzzles, and Interactives. This is a high quality site, and it was recommended by several instructors in my children’s classes. I enjoyed trying out some of these games, and the site is part of the overall Discovery.com site, which is rich with informative and fun content.

[Please click here to continue reading the complete post at EmergingEdTech.com, where I blog regularly about the use of Internet tools in education. Thanks!]

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