A Google A Day: Put Students’ Searching To The Test!

"There's no right way to solve it, but there's only one right answer." I'm a little late to the party, but Google's awesome techniques of asking trivia questions that push students to use search skills and operators to find the answer has been ramped up. What used to be slideshow lesson plans (which are still … Continue reading A Google A Day: Put Students’ Searching To The Test!

Order Fractions And Decimals To Boost Your Flower Power!

I have to admit it... I'm obsessed with MangaHigh's Flower Power game. Why? Because it's just plain fun! With the influx of educational games in the past few years, it becomes more and more challenging to find one that manages to hold a student's attention while allowing them to practice skills. That's why Flower Power … Continue reading Order Fractions And Decimals To Boost Your Flower Power!

Google Spell-Up: The Better You Spell, The Higher Your Tower!

A few weeks ago Google released a new chrome experiment that my students have been obsessed with playing, and I can't blame them! Spell Up is designed for Chrome, but also works with Android and iOS. Google worked with game designers and teachers to create a simple but addicting spelling game: spell words correctly and … Continue reading Google Spell-Up: The Better You Spell, The Higher Your Tower!

FlipQuiz: Old Game, Beautiful New Interface

I think one of the most common uses of technology I have seen in classrooms is the ever-powerful review game. From clunky PowerPoint templates to cumbersome online Flash versions, Jeopardy is a tried and true method for reviewing concepts at the end of a learning unit. Plus, let's face the facts: kids love it! If … Continue reading FlipQuiz: Old Game, Beautiful New Interface

3 Sports-Based Fraction Games

Most of my sixth-grade students are obsessed with sports. Whether its watching it or playing it - the conversation always tends to center back around sports. In fact, every time we visit the park for a brain break, it always ends in a heated pickup game! Right now, in class we are exploring different operations … Continue reading 3 Sports-Based Fraction Games

3 Probability Games To Build The Skill of Chance

Currently, our sixth graders are learning about simple and complex probability. Currently, students are working through skill-building problems and investigations with our math coach, but seem to be craving something more. So, in an effort to encourage them to work through problems, we've compiled a list of games that they can play as a reward … Continue reading 3 Probability Games To Build The Skill of Chance

Spent: Learn About Life on Minimum Wage With This Game

SpentĀ is an online game designed to teach players about the challenges of living on minimum wage employment. Throughout the game, players must make choices that determine their survival for one month on their meager salary. Choices include things like which job to take, how much to pay for rent, and whether or not to take … Continue reading Spent: Learn About Life on Minimum Wage With This Game