This Week’s WWW (Weekly Wednesday Website) is….
A couple of my teachers mentioned to me last week that their students really needed a review of basic math skills, so I’m recommending Academic Skill Builders as a fun site for kids to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, as well as money, fractions, time, and more. There are some geography and language arts games, too.
There are both single-player and multi-player games available. Multi-player games can be public, allowing anyone to join in; or they can be protected by a password so that only selected students may play.
These games can be played on student computers, on a class set of netbooks, or on the interactive whiteboard. The graphics are bright and cheerful, and the instructions are easy to understand.
The games are (and according to the site, always will be) free, but additional features are available for a fee. If you’d like to be able to customize game content, track individual student progress, and print reports, you can sign up for a subscription.
Right now, the site is in beta testing, and they are waiving the usual $199 subscription price in return for your feedback. Once the site is ready to launch fully – and I don’t know when that will be – beta testers will receive half off the first year’s subscription price.
As always, a link to this week’s WWW is posted at http://www.netvibes.com/weeklyweb, along with all of the previous WWW websites.