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  • Books:
    • "Another advantage of sites over paper is the ability to quickly adapt to the skills and abilities of different users. Take a classroom of third graders, have them explore and practice math skills on, for example, and notice how many differing levels the activities can address in the same classroom. No one-worksheet-fits all here! is the brainchild of Diana Dell, an instructional technology specialist for the Valley Park School District."  EDUCATION FOR AN INFORMATION AGE: Teaching In The Computerized Classroom (6th edition)  Bernard John Poole, Betsy Sky-McIlvain, Lorrie Jackson, Yvonne Singer, 2006
    • Recommended in First-Year Teacher's Survival Kit: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools & Activities for Meeting the Challenges of Each School Day by Julia G. Thompson.
    • Recommended in The Excellent 11: Qualities Teachers and Parents Use to Motivate, Inspire, and Educate Children by Ron Clark, Disney's American Teacher of the Year in 2000.
    • Recommended in Literacy Tutoring Handbook: A Guide To Teaching Children And Adults To Read And Write by Raymond P. Siljander, Jacqueline Reina, Roger A. Siljander.
  • From the Web:
    • "At Diana Dell's entertaining Gamequarium game portal, you'll find engaging online activities providing reading practice for skills such as phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. In addition, there are games that target learning areas such as mathematics, social studies, keyboarding, Spanish, and science. Check out the Gamequarium Brain Teasers for strategy, memory, trivia, and word search games, plus crossword, jigsaw and slide puzzles." ~ The Games Children Play  by Carol S. Holzberg, PhD  published Nov 1, 2005:
    • Recommended by Kathy Schrock:  Site of the School Day
    • Recommended by the Georgia Department of  Education Teacher Resource Center.
    • "A portal to hundreds of free, online learning games and activities for Pre-School through Grade 6 students." One review writes: "There are games and learning tools for students in kindergarten, elementary school, and junior high school. The games and tools are all wonderful and will have your kids glued to the screen for hours." Ron Buchanan's Hyperlink Treasury:
    • " is a portal giving access to thousands of games for pre-school children to Six years of age and over. Subjects covered for pre-school children include: numbers, letters, colours, shapes, time and money."
    • "Great for classroom resources as well as skill review (good page on early childhood activities)."~ Bernie Poole, Associate Professor of Education and Instructional Technology, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Johnstown, PA
    • "Gamequarium is a website that provides interactive games for learning. Using this approach to engage younger children with the numerous curriculums provided, hopes to encourage the learning process. A wide variety of lessons in multiple subject areas are available." ~The Manitoba Teacher's Society:,2003webpicks.htm
    • "At they claim that, “the site swims with learning fun”. And rightly so because this site boasts of a wonderful collection of free educational software of fun and games for free. They offer a really extensive list of activities and lessons that will keep parents, children and teachers occupied for a long time. There’s fun for everyone at the Gamequarium site. Who would have thought that learning could be that fun." ~Ezwan Syah of
    • "Gamequarium can be divided into three areas.  Gamequarium (Grades 3-6), Readquarium (Grades PreK-6), and Gamequarium Junior (PreK-2).  The site also contains games and activities for every subject area:  Math, Science, Language Arts, Spanish, Keyboarding, Holidays, Popular cartoon characters including Dora the Explorer and Blues Clues, etc.  Almost any subject you could think of.  Received a nod from a teacher's association as best web site for teachers, parents, and students." ~Lakeview Academy:
    • "Technology integration is bringing technological skills to the objective of study.  As a reading specialist, I always try to align the technology skill to the reading skill I am teaching.  For example, I use www. for several individualized reading and math skill games that are interactive and tied to the objective I am teaching.  This is always a great thing for kids to use that goes beyond the sitting and listening that so many teachers give them." ~Julie blogging at

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