Touch screen tech is now even saturating schools, libraries, and institutions for learning.
These are the top 8 sites for interactive, educational, touchscreen learning programs.
1. Interactive Learning Sites for Education
If you’re looking for a one-stop, this is the site. From multiplication problems to quick brain teasers that jump start the cognitive process, you’ll find it all here. The site even has games in Spanish. While the site is rather plain aesthetically, the games are vibrant and function smoothly with little lag. However, all content is online-based, and it must be noted that the site functions as a portal to content on other websites, and does not produce its own original content.
Funbrain is a vibrant and intuitive website full of rich learning content for grades K-8. What it lacks for interactive game diversity, it makes up for in original content. Funbrain offers interactive flash cards, a newsletter and links to teacher resources. This site excels in the teacher based classroom resources.
While we mostly think of gaming when it comes to interactive learning sites, Scholastic.com is much more than that. The site has daily starters, which are prompts to start students off on the creative track while taking some of the pressure off of educators. The site also dedicates an entire page of resources to interactive touchscreen use, another staple of interactive learning.
4. Smart Exchange
SMART Exchange is a website where educators can download a plethora of interactive resources. The site provides games, lesson planes and even virtual-workspace templates to facilitate interactive learning. The website itself is stark and simple, which makes it easy to navigate. Educators can download and share resources easily. There is a community section to facilitate collaboration between educators. Smart exchange is a free membership-based service, which means that to take advantage of the community and training services, you have to sign up. However, the benefits are worth it as you will have access to a global community of educators.
PBSKids is an incredibly rich and vivid site with a focus strictly on game-based learning. Featuring both original games and those based on popular PBS series, the site demonstrates a good balance between games that solely serve to entertain and those with educational value. PBS Kids is an excellent way to have fun and learn at the same time!
Much like PBSKids, ABCya! is focused on game-based learning, providing options for grade levels Pre-K to 5. With family as well as classroom login access, it facilitates game-based learning via classroom or parental collaboration.
7. e-learning for kids
e-learning for kids has many of the same features as the previously mentioned websites. Educators can access interactive and engaging lesson plans that cover a range of subjects such as life skills, computer skills and the standards like grammar and math. Where e-learning for kids sets itself apart is with its offline access. Educators can download the e-learning course-ware and access some of these lessons offline, which can be beneficial for students who can’t always rely on internet access.
8. ABC Mouse
One of the most Intuitive and fun interactive learning sites on the web today. This site give students and teachers a full games site along with many reading aids and teacher resources. This site is subscription based website, but is well worth the money.