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Friday, August 23, 2013
Review: PowerMyLearning–Educational Website
Powermylearning.org is a new FREE website that gives you and your child access to loads of FREE educational games and activities on the web.
Each of the games and websites are categorized by subject and grade, making it easy for you or your child to find something perfect to play and/or learn about!
My son (age 7, 2nd grade) had no problem finding fun and engaging educational activities the moment he logged into the program.
This program works great for all school age children (public, private, or home), and can be managed by either a teacher or a parent.
As EDUCATOR (teacher or parent) you can give assignments, view what sites (games or activities) your child has visited, how much time they have spent playing and how many play points they have earned. Students in a classroom setting can compete with other classmates (or homeschoolers can compete with siblings) to see who gets the most points!
As Educator you make playlists and assignments, for instance…next week we are covering dolphins. I made a dolphin playlist which I assigned to my ‘class’ (you receive a code to add your ‘student’ to the class), then I put in the playlist a few games and educational sites that were dolphin related for my son to explore.
You can pick websites based on subject matters currently being covered, areas they need some extra help, or allow them to just explore on their own.
You have the ability to link the assignments to common core standards (if you so wish), but most likely this would be more important to a public school teacher.
Each child has their own login, so that the program is able to properly track their participation.
What I like most about PowerMyLearning is that they are free to explore a wide variety of games and activities SAFELY! These sites have been approved by the Power My Learning team, there are no Google searches necessary, and no fear of stumbling upon something, or ending up somewhere they should not be.
My son enjoyed furthering our Titanic Unit by visiting Titanic Movie Maker
and also had a blast play Martha Speaks – Word Play
The site is designed for school aged children of all ages (K-12th), and best of all it’s FREE!! You can’t beat FREE, so head on over and try it out!
It’s a great tool and resource for parents, teachers and children alike!
*If you are a homeschooler, make sure you register as an EDUCATOR in order to make assignments.
**A new site will launch on September 3rd, classroom currently scheduled will NOT transfer to the new site design. You will need to re-invent them after the 3rd of September.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, I am receiving a small compensation for posting this review. This factor, however, has not influenced my opinion in any way.