Saturday, March 27, 2010

What 2 Learn - Create and Play Educational Games

What 2 Learn is a website offering more than two thousand educational games for middle school and high school age students. What makes What 2 Learn particularly useful though is the capacity for teachers to create accounts in which they can monitor their students' scores. Teachers can create custom games using twelve different templates provided by What 2 Learn. What 2 Learn is a European based website so some of the games, particularly the math games where money is expressed as Euros and Pounds, may not be appropriate for US students. Aside from that most games are appropriate for use with US students.

Applications for Education
Teachers and students can create accounts on What2Learn to track their progress as they go. The teacher account is good way to see how your students are doing. Teachers can create their own games or modify games to fit the needs of their curriculum. The games you create as a teacher can be embedded into your classroom blog or website.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
35+ Educational Games and Games Resources
25 More Educational Games and Games Builders

Week in Review - New Page Views Record!

It's Saturday morning in Maine and time for another look back at the most popular posts of the week. This week Free Technology for Teachers reached a new high for page views in a month. Thank you to everyone that has helped make that possible by sharing links, following on Twitter, and being a fan on Facebook.

Here are the seven most popular items of the week:
1. Save the Date for a Webinar with Sir Ken Robinson
2. Mac for Beginners
3. Google Bookmarks Get Collaborative & How to do it
4. Webinar - Google Apps Lessons from the Classroom
5. Print Your Own Wall Size Poster
6. Free DVD - America, The Story of Us
7. That's Not Cool - Learn About Cyber Stalking

If you're new to Free Technology for Teachers, welcome, I'm glad you've found this blog. If you like what you see in the links above, please consider subscribing to the blog via RSS or email.
To subscribe via RSS, please click here.
To subscribe via email, please click here.

Join more than 3,100 fans of Free Technology for Teachers on Facebook.

Kids' Vid - Video Production Tips for Kids

Kids' Vid has been around for a while, but it's worth revisiting. Kids' Vid provides great information and ideas about how students can make their videos into something that others will want to see and, in turn, somthing that your students can be proud of. Kids' Vid provides tips on lighting, sound, sequencing, scripting, and more.

Applications for Education
Kids' Vid provides a nice list of teaching ideas and methods for incorporating video production into the classroom. The methods and ideas presented on the teachers' page of Kids' Vid are appropriate for any content area above the third grade (8 years-old) level.