Free Websites for Skill Practice: Arcademics

Have your students practice basic math, literacy and typing skills using a free website. This website combines academics with arcade like games! Students love it and teachers approve!
My students love practicing their basic skills using a variety of websites (all free of course). I constantly change up the websites so they remain engaged. My students practice various skills throughout the week. Keep on reading to see more about how I use the app/website Arcademics to help my students practice! 

Arcademics is a great website that has skillfully combined academics with fun arcade like games. Students do not need an account to play any of their 60+ FREE games that practice a variety of skills (both language arts, math, typing and more). Check out some of the games!

Did you look closely at those pictures? You can select games based on a skill or based on a grade level! There are times when I will tell my students to pick a multiplication practice game. They select "multiplication" and up pops 7 different games for them to choose from. All of which practice multiplication. Sometimes I just want them to focus on language arts games but only focus on fourth grade standards. They would then select "Language Arts" and "Grade 4" and the website narrows it down for them!

Here are some shots of some of the games in progress. All of the games are played with multiple players so students can play against friends, or they can just play against a computer player.




Those last couple games are spelling games which my students just LOVE. The computer tells you a word to spell. You type them out (they don't even realize that they are practicing their typing skills at the same time) and if you get a letter wrong it gives you another chance before quick flashing the letter. This allows some of my lower learners to still feel successful!

Another bonus to Arcademics, it is available as an app too! If you are 1:1 with student devices or if you have access to devices at your school, this is a great tool to use.
I thought I would throw it out there that there is also a paid version of the website (I think the pricing is $100 a year for a classroom or just $20 for homeschool or small group). The paid version (Arcademics Plus) allows you to data track your students and customize game content. The data looks pretty fabulous and it is something my students could work on at home if they have internet access or access to smart devices. However, the free version is great for what I am looking for right now.

Check out Arcademics, you seriously won't be sorry that you did!
Have your students practice basic math, literacy and typing skills using a free website. This website combines academics with arcade like games! Students love it and teachers approve!

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