By Teachers, For Teachers
What are we as parents and teachers most worried about over the summer? We are worried that kids will lose that sharp learning edge. It will be dulled by sun and sand and something else.
Worry no more. Here's your cure: Learning disguised as play (inspired by the fascinating website Playful Learning). Kids will think they're playing games, but they'll actually be participating in some of the leading (mostly) free simulations available in the education field.
A note: Some must be downloaded and a few purchased, so the link might take you to a website that provides access rather than play:
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. She is webmaster for six blogs, CSG Master Teacher, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, a columnist for Examiner.com, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer.