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Gudli: learning games for math, language, science, puzzles and fun

What it is: Gudli is a collection of games for kids that makes learning fun.  Students can play these interactive educational games while developing skills in math, logic, memory, words, creativity and more.  Gudli is free to use and a fantastic learning space for students in kindergarten, first and second grade. Learning games include: Math Color Addition Learn Shape Color Subtraction Number Series Number Wheel Add Numbers Match Shape Minus How Many Number Writing Spider Counting Color by Number What Number Missing Billing Counter Time Zone Table Memory Mission Subtraction Tick Tock Time Quick Match Math Story Pattern Match Counting Coins Mission Addition Language Simple Sentences Lead the Way Rhyme Time ABC Words Word Rhyme ABC Jigsaw Word Trail Sight Words Labeling Save Panda Letter Blox Word Hunt The Blank Opposite Adjectives Spellathon Scramble Phonic Train Googly Balloon Alphabet Writing What Letter Missing Word Search English Memory Puzzle Connect Pipe US Map Jigsaw Wonders Stardoku Shape and Shadow Jigsaw Puzzle Tetris Mania Tricky Shuffler Tic Tac Toe Sliding Puzzle Science Butterfly Life Cycle Grow Plant Water Cycle Animal Quiz Jigsaw Safari In the side bar student will learn fun “did you know” facts, Math tricks (like “Multiply by 9: Multiply by 10 and subtract the original number”) and grammar hints.  Each game is labeled with the grade level and has a short description of the game and learning goals. How to integrate Gudli into the classroom: Gudli is a fun way for kids to practice learning in math, English and science.  These games make great center activities to support learning.  The games are short enough that they can be set up on classroom computers and students can take turns reinforcing learning and skill practice.  Gudli has enough games that students can play several in a lab setting where each student has a computer.  Students can choose the games that best meet their learning needs. Gudli is a great site to share with parents looking for some ways to reinforce learning over the summer! Tips: Gudli has a brand new virtual world coming soon!  Students will be able to explore a fun virtual world, “chat” with their friends, play in an interactive environment, challenge friends to games and of course learn! Please leave a comment and share how you are using  Gudli in your classroom!

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Inspiration

Posted by admin | Posted in Character Education, inspiration, Teacher Resources | Posted on 11-09-2008

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 Some school years start out much bumpier than others.  This year has definitely been a bumpy one for me.  Nothing seems to be working the way it should, the kids are disappointed that in the first 4 weeks of school they have not had computers available in computer class.  I am feeling frustrated at the lost teaching time (so many things to fit into a 35 min. once a week class!)  This weekend one of my professors from my college (Colorado Christian University) days spoke at church.   Sid Buzzel was/is one of the most influential educators in my life and one the I deeply respect.  He came to teach about education.  It was exactly what I needed, I loved hearing his passion for education and his explanation to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, children why he is an educator.  He reminded me of why I am an educator.  I miss being taught on a regular basis by Sid.  The church recorded Sid’s inspirationalwords.  I highly recommend this podcast.   I’m sure it won’t take long to figure out why this man made such an impact on me and my teaching career.  I’m ready to press on through the problems and teach my students…with or without computers! :)  Take a break, put your feet up and get renewed.  Let me know what you think and tell us about the influential educators in your world.   

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