While on Prac I found some amazing educational games that are available as software or online.  These are: Millie’s Math House, Sammy’s Science House, Trudy’s Time and Place House. PM Readers are also useful.  Children engaged with these games and increased their Maths, English and Science skills.  They also increased their skills in handling the computer mouse and listening to directions and instructions. There is such a range off amazing educational games for children and many of these are free online.  I was pleased to hear that educators are starting to value games for education and that, according to the Horizon Report, these will be more and more integrated into the mainstream classrooms.

http://www.nmc.org/publications/2012-horizon-report-k12

Rikki has included some helpful links:

http://u1029219.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/games/

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