"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 www.gamequarium.com, for
example, and notice how many differing levels the activities can
address in the same classroom. No one-worksheet-fits all here!
Gamequarium.com 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
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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:
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:
"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
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."
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
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
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. gamequarium.com 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