Summer Resources

Fun and Engaging Learning Activities to do at Home

Summer Reading Resources

Discovery Education

Students can watch literacy rich programs such as Word Girl, Weston Woods, and Reading Rainbow on this platform. It is located in MyBackpack

The Benefits of Gamification in the Classroom

When fun and learning come together, the result can be better retention, more engagement, and a generally positive attitude towards the process of understanding a new concept. The pursuit of improved student engagement and creating immersive experiences were the catalysts for the gamification movement. Students using gamification to its fullest are actively involved in evaluating and analyzing new concepts, benefitting the reinforcement and absorption of the information. Keep reading and learn more about gamification in the classroom and how you can take it to the next level.

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Arcademics Skill Builders

Arcade + Academics = Fun Learning

Boost student engagement & fact fluency with our free multiplayer educational games, math games, language arts games, and more!

Hooda Math

HoodaMath.com, a free online math games site. Founded by a middle school math teacher, Hooda Math offers over 100 Math Games.

Room Recess

RoomRecess.com is dedicated to providing children with free learning games that are fun. Our online games reinforce important skills that are vital to elementary students and their educational process. RoomRecess.com was developed entirely by an elementary school teacher with the goal of reinforcing fundamental learning concepts in math, reading, spelling, language arts, typing, and problem solving. Because our learning games are free, students do not have to sign up or hold an account with us. Children can simply load up an activity and have fun learning online while they play!

Cool Math

Welcome to the Coolmath network! These sites got started way back in 1997 to make math enjoyable for people who thought it couldn't be fun. We're happy to report that we've convinced millions of people over the years that cool + math is an equation that makes sense.

Here's a quick rundown of what our sites offer.

Coolmath.com

Our first site! Coolmath.com offers "math for ages 13-100" -- explanations that are easy to grasp on topics like algebra, pre-calculus and more. (I started my career as a math teacher, so it's a great pleasure for me to help people finally understand -- and even enjoy! -- doing math.)

Coolmath4Kids

For our 12 and under users, Coolmath4Kids is an amusement park of math, games, and more, designed to teach math and make it FUN.

CoolmathGames

This is our brain-training site, for everyone, where logic & thinking meets fun & games. These games have no violence, no empty action, just a lot of challenges that will make you forget you're getting a mental workout!

Top Marks

Topmarks gives children the opportunity to learn online, through safe, fun and engaging games and activities.

We feature great, educationally sound online resources. Topmarks is a safe environment for children because we only include trustworthy, reliable educational content. A good place to start is our fun learning games area.

ABCya

ABCya provides over 400 fun and educational games for grades PreK through 6. Our activities are designed by parents and educators, who understand that children learn better if they are having fun. Games are categorized by grade and subject, and cover topics such as multiplication, parts of speech, typing, pattern recognition, and more. We even have games that are just plain fun (and safe) to play! With so much variety, there is sure to be something for kids at all learning levels and styles.

Math Games

Math games online that practice math skills using fun interactive content. Over 1000 free skill testing apps and games - tablet and chromebook friendly.

Brian Ashley

Library Media Specialist

Hutchinson Elementary School