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Contents

Introduction

Mind map

PBS kids’ game 

National Geographic Kids 

Funbrain

Primary Games

Arcademic Skill Builders

Best educational game

Time estimation

Conclusion

References

Introduction

For the last many years, it is heard that the time of computer screen or mobile screen should be limited to the students as they get isolated because of the mobile screen or computer screen. Student also lost the connection socially and emotionally as they don’t like to interact much with the other people. All the elder people or parents think that the time of students when they play game should be cut off so that the students can become a successful in their life. However, in the recent time, it is evident that recommends that students can use online game to learn more and to become more intelligent. There are various kinds of games present online that help the students to participate in different activities and students become very quick in answering different kinds of questions as they play these kinds of games online. All thanks go to the educational online games (Author, 2016).

The child development experts and the educators are doubling the time of students on screen so that students can become more intelligent, more expressive by playing the educational online games. These online games also help the students in developing the critical thinking and boosting the educational performance. This study describes some educational online games that helps in improving the overall personality of the students (VanEck, 2017).

Mind Map

The selected topic is, “Research the different kinds of educational online games, aimed at children, and suggest which are the most useful”.

 list of games that helps kids and students to learn something and to improve the way of thinking

Figure 1. Mind map

Here is the list of games that helps kids and students to learn something and to improve the way of thinking. The educational online games also help the students in developing the critical thinking.

PBS Kids’ Game

The PBS kids prepares the curriculum for kids and it is based on the entertainment and learning. The site of the game hosts various browser-based gaming experiences and all the based on the popular work of the literature and the media like sesame street, curious George, the cat in the hat, hide and seek, dance party, treehouse trouble, little red riding hood and many more. All the games and books are organised according to the subject that contains maths, science, reading, healthy habits and teamwork. This is very good online educational game. The kids can come, they can play the games and they can and have fun simultaneously. This helps in improving the critical thinking and logical reasoning of the kids. Tv times also available on the website and there is a full schedule given on the website so that parents can take a look about the schedule and everything. There is a tab for parents also where parents of kids can come and take the tips on raising the children and activities of kids (Nisbet, 2019).

National Geographic Kids

It is the world-famous website and it is based on national geographic that has more than 100 funs, interactive science and engaging, puzzle games, adventure games, quiz games, action games and many more. It is a hub of learning. It does not matter which type of game kids play; kids will definitely learn something for any game. It is free game hub and all people can afford it because parents don’t have to pay for it. There is magazine that also published with the same name and annually, almost 10 magazines published. There are different kinds of games such as Trail of captain John Smith, Bug bash, Cute baby animal personality test, Gross out quiz and many more. The website has personality quizzes also that helps the kids in enhancing their personality and enhancing all the other skills. This website the kids around 360 different experiences. All the people across the world can access this website and the website and games for kids are available in 4 different languages. So it is great hub for making the kids smart and kids can also having fun and can also enhance the learning (Alavi, 2016).

Funbrain

Funbrain is the interactive games website which is created for the kids aged from preschool to class 8th. The website offers more than 100 interactive and fun games. With the help of these fun games, students and kids can learn and develop the skills in reading, maths and literature. Moreover, kids can also read a variety of books that help in improving their communication skills. The kids can read the variety of books, comics books and other kinds of books containing, Amelia Writes Again, Brewster Rocket, potropica, the cat that broke the internet’s back and many more fun books and comic books available. All the classes stuff is organised in a particular row, kids can select according to its class and can read and learn. The site contains, games, videos and books and everything is organised so well that any kid can select without the help of their parents. The most interesting feature of this website is that this website also contains a math zone. This page has lots of mathematical games so that children can come and enhance the mathematical skills and can learn a lot of things in mathematics. There are different kinds of quizzes available such math baseball, cake monster, rock the boat and many more (Lepper, 2015).

Primary Games

This website is having more than 1000 games. All these games meet the curriculum of the kids for mathematics, science, social studies and language arts. Primary games were created by primarygames, Inc. it is the one of the best company of games that offers most interactive and fun games. This company was founded by a teacher named Susan Beasley. This teacher creates the games to keep the students engage in school so that kids can learn all the things while learning. After some years this company can break into many websites and people from across the world is using this website for the kids and learning a lot of things. The website also gets a lot of awards because it is one of the fastest online education websites (Amory et.al, 2019).

Arcademic Skill Builders

Arcademic skills builders are one of the most popular educational video games website that provides a powerful method and approach to kids to learn elementary and basic mathematics, vocabulary, language arts and thinking skills. It has various games challenge through which kids can enhance their scores by attempting the quizzes repetitive times, and the website is very much interactive that provides the result of the quiz immediately. If the kids get low score then they get to know about thus immediately and they can attempt the quiz again and can score more by attempting the quiz again and again. The website also has a scoreboard and this scoreboard mentions the name of the kids who scores high marks in different quizzes. The main philosophy of this website is to provide inspired video games and arcade among the game and the player. The main aim of the website is to make every aspect of the classroom in an interactive way so that kids don’t get bored and follow all the instructions of the games effectively. It helps the kids in creating persistence and engagement in the games. It helps in increasing their concertation power and accomplish high rate of learning and can increase the efficiency to attempt the time-based tasks (MindShift, 2016).

Best Educational Game and Website

The best educational website out of all is Arcacademic skill Builder because of various reasons; first is, it immediately gives the result and kids can analyse the result and can re attempt it to enhance the performance, second the tasks and quizzes are time based that help in improving the concentration and focus of the kids. Third it has the list that displays the name of kids who received got scores, so the other kids who don’t get good scores also push themselves so that their name can also display on the list.

Time Estimation

table represents the average between best time and worst time

Duration =D= ((1 * OD) + (4 * ED) + (1 * PD))/6

Task 1, D= 35 sec

Task 2, D=81.7 sec

Task 3, D=63.33 sec

Conclusion

This paper described the different kinds of online education website that help the kids in learning and playing as well. The above stated websites are the most popular website across the world that helps increasing the skills of all subjects of the kids. These websites are based on the curriculum of the kid’s classroom. These websites make the student and kids learning very interactive. Kids think that they are playing but they are learning some thing new and different and in a different way. The above stated educational websites help the students and kids in improving the communication skills, the reading skills, the mathematics skills and develop over all personality.

References

MindShift. (2016, 27 March). 10 Free Online Educational Game Sites. Retrieved from https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/34761/10-free-online-educational-game-sites. [ Accessed on 25th sept 2020]

Author, G. (2016, 26 Dec). 7 Great Educational Online Games. Retrieved from https://www.gettingsmart.com/2016/12/the-7-great-educational-online-games/. [ Accessed on 25th sept 2020]

Nisbet, J. (2019, 1 October). 27 Best Educational Games for Kids Who Get Bored Easily. Retrieved from https://www.prodigygame.com/main-en/blog/educational-games-for-kids/. [ Accessed on 25th sept 2020]

Alavi, M. (2016). Computer-mediated collaborative learning: An empirical evaluation. Management Information Systems Quarterly, 18(2), 150–174

Amory, A., and Naicker, K. (2019). The use of computer games as an educational tool: Identification of appropriate game types and game elements. British Journal of Educational Technology, 30(4), 311–321.

Lepper, M. R., & Cordova, D. I. (2015). A desire to be taught: Instructional consequences of intrinsic motivation. Motivation and Emotion, 16, 187–208

VanEck, R. (2017). Building artificially intelligent learning games. In D. Gibson, C. Aldrich, & M. Prensky (Eds.), Games and simulations in online learning: Research and development frameworks. Information Science Publishing

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