Menu<br />There is an importance to making school fun. This can be accomplished in schools through using technology and games. They can be combined by using online games. By the use of online games young students learn both how to better use a computer and the subject of choice.<br />Sites being used:<br />Funbrain.com<br />Primarygames.com<br />Pbskids.org<br />
FunBrain.com <br /><ul><li>This site has educational games that help students master certain subjects.
Family Fun magazine voted Funbrain one of the top ten kids websites in September 2010.
Click on the picture to play Math Baseball at funbrain.com</li></li></ul><li>Funbrain.com<br />This site is for pre-school ages all the way up to eight years old. <br />It provides many different ways to learn including a new section with Diary of a Whimpy Kid and Brewster Rocket to entertain the kids. <br />
FunBrain.com Conclusions<br />Even though this site says it is only for preschool age to age 8 as I am doing this project my brother (who is 11) is playing math baseball. It makes a good review for kids who are older. <br />Once again using the math baseball example this site helps to promote memorization.<br />Ah-ha: Getting kids to have fun during while studying makes studying easier!<br />FunBrain.com - The Internet's #1 Education Site for K-8 Kids and Teachers . (n.d.). FunBrain.com - The Internet's #1 Education Site for K-8 Kids and Teachers . Retrieved May 2, 2011, from http://www.funbrain.com <br />
<ul><li>This site can help students learn math, social studies, science and language arts.
This site also has coloring pages and print activities.
Click on the picture to play Eat Your Words.</li></ul>PrimaryGames.com<br />
PrimaryGames.com<br />Some games are puzzle like for a more interesting way to learn.<br />The designer of the site originally designed it for her students but as it became more popular she expanded it.<br />
PrimaryGames.com Conclusion<br />There are many different approaches with the different techniques of getting to the children so they can learn.<br />The site is well organized and easy to navigate through.<br />Ah-ha moment:realizing that not everychild learns in the sameway and different techniquesare good for multiple students<br />Games at PrimaryGames | Free Online Kids Games | The Fun Place to Learn!. (n.d.). Games at PrimaryGames | Free Online Kids Games | The Fun Place to Learn!. Retrieved May 2, 2011, from http://www.primarygames.com <br />
PBSKIDS.org<br /><ul><li>These games cover more than just the basics. They cover everything from the normal school subjects to music.
These games are also well known because most of them are tied to popular children’s television shows.
Click on the picture to play Martha Speaks: Make the Band.</li></li></ul><li>PBSKIDS.org <br />Not only does PBS have a kids site with games but also a parents site and a teachers site that help provide information to the adults. <br />
PBSKIds.org Conclusion<br />These games cover everything and were made to bridge the gap between the television and the computer.<br />Ah-ha moment: having the games connect with the television shows provides more background and can keep the kids more interesting. <br />PBS KIDS: Educational Games, Videos and Activities For Kids!. (n.d.). PBS KIDS: Educational Games, Videos and Activities For Kids!. Retrieved May 2, 2011, from http://www.pbskids.org <br />
In conclusion having online games is great for our students!<br />They cover the basics subjects but also cover subjects such as music and art<br />They allow for more work to be done offline.<br />They provide connections between television and books to computers and education.<br />