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Friday, July 1, 2022

Technology Favorite Learning Websites



Great games and activities for kids in the K-5 range based on PBS programming.

A fantastic learning website for kids with games broken out  by  grade level.  It lists games by type as well: letters, numbers, holiday, etc.

Renaissance Place is where students can take an AR quiz, work on Freckle or do Star Math or Reading tests. is a website where students can learn the basics of coding using block-based programming.

XtraMath is used a lot by our 2nd and 3rd grade students  

A fantastic game for the K-3 age range with games that focus on reading. 

Super Solvers: Outnumbered is a great game with addition and subtraction word problems and drills. For Grades 2-4.
Teach your Monster to Read is an excellent website for K and 1st grades. Students design their monster and then teach it to read while gathering spaceship parts so it can go home.  Each student has their own login.
A great website for kids based on Canadian programming.  There are games and activities for kids in the 5 & Under range and the 6-11 age range. 

Try not to die of dysentery as you travel 2,000 miles from Missouri to the Oregon Territory in this old-school game.
Interested in Hangman?
Play some puzzles created by our 6th, 7th and 8th graders. 

NetSmartzKids is a program from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Kids that helps children learn to "use their netsmartz."  This site features games, e-books, videos and activities for students in the 5-17 age range.


TypingWeb is an excellent website that tracks student progress.  Students in grades 5-8 have their own login and password.  

DanceMat typing is a wonderful introduction to typing that can be  very helpful to the primary grade kids when first learning where to find the letters of the keyboard. 


This website reinforces the Superkids program the kids learn daily in grades K-2. There are interesting books and great games to help practice reading skills.


Chase Carmen Sandiego and her team of VILE henchmen around the world. This is archived old-school software at it's best.  

Another fantastic old-school software game from 1994 - great for 4th grade.

Mario Teaches Typing in 2 minute segments and you can choose your character. 
Festisite is a website that allows you to manipulate text in new and interesting ways. My favorite is the heart spiral.

A super-fun math based game that is a lot like Pokemon. 

Kids in Grades 3 - 8 love to play Sumdog because it allows them to get competitive about math. Who can resist when there are coins to earn, houses to decorate and classmates to crush? 

Splash Math is a fun game for K-2 which requires students to use their school login. Practice math facts while earning coins and buying animals for your aquarium or safari!

Mixed Up Fairy Tales is another wonderful game for young readers by Sierra from the mid-90s. Determine who goes with which fairy tale and find items necessary to the story.

This is a living book. It takes the classic story by Mercer Mayer and enhances it with adorable clickable animations. Excellent for mouse skills and for encouraging an early love of reading. 




Technology Just for Fun


I played Commander Keen when *I* was in grade school.  Use the arrow keys to control Keen, spacebar to shoot and Ctrl to jump.
Lion King is a Sega game classic! Use the spacebar to jump, Ctrl to roar and the arrow keys to move Simba. When it asks for a passcode to play enter the name Simba.

Mixed Up Mother Goose is another great game from Sierra. In it, you help Mother Goose by finding all the missing bits to the nursery rhymes.