For some reason, educational games are getting an increasingly bad rap.
Educators are questioning their merits on social media. Studies are popping up saying they don’t help. Psychologists are cautioning parents about impact on attention span.
Part of this could be over-inflated expectations. If we expect a game to teach children anything other than what that games simulates, we’re setting ourselves up for disappointment.
And if we use them as babysitters–and then soothe ourselves by downloading literacy apps–we’ve also got a problem.
But if you’re using educational games as a part of an intentionally-designed, open-ended, or even self-directed learning experience, then they suddenly make more sense. And the following list–100 Of The Best Educational Games For iPad–is a great place to get started.
Just know what the app “teaches,” and what it doesn’t.
100 Of The Best Educational Games For iPad
Top Educational iPad games
Here are some educational games that are popular with Middle School Students.
Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Math Fight - Fun 2 Player Mathematics Duel Game for Free on the App Store. Download Math Fight - Fun 2 Player Mathematics Duel Game for Free and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Math Claw Machine - Addition, Subtraction, Division and Multiplication Game for Kids on the App Store. Download Math Claw Machine - Addition, Subtraction, Division and Multiplication Game for Kids and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
DragonBox - the multi-platform Algebra game
Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshot, and learn more about Zeus vs. Monsters- Cool Educational Math Games for kids grade K-5 and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
★★ PROUDLY NOMINATED BY APPLE IN "BEST OF 2012 - HIDDEN GEMS: GAMES" ON APP STORE
My students love this and say its VERY educational!
Do you want to teach your child numbers from 1 to 10? It’s very simple with our application. With the application, your child will be able to easily say numbers, show numbers on fingers and write numbers. The application is perfect for homeschooling.
First, your child can learn all ten numbers by performing simple tasks. Later, it can learn how to write numbers using special templates.
App is designed for all children (ages 3 to 7) to start their adventure with the alphabet.
The combination of letters with pictures and a readers’ recording is a very effective method to quickly and enjoyably learn the alphabet.
Flow Free is a simple puzzle game.Connect matching colors with pipe to create a flow. Pair all colors, and cover the entire board to solve each puzzle.
★ Voted Best Kids App for iPad! -Best App Ever Awards★
Embark on Gameloft's refreshing revisit of the classic game you used to play on Apple II now. My students LOVE this game!!
Learning is just about having fun.
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Guide the ship out of the port. Similar to the board game Rush Hour, your goal is to move the ships up and down and left and right to create a path for your ship to escape.What separates TapOut from other similar games?- A world class musical score- 100 challenging levels-
Draw shapes with a crayon that come to life on your iPhone / iPod touch. These shapes interact with the wheel, causing it to move according to physical laws. When it reaches the star, the level is complete.Beware, this is not as simple as it sounds! Levels progress in difficulty, do you dare to compete? "Game of the Year Award for iPhone" -
Have fun learning vocabulary and parts of speech while you shake up silly sentences on your iPhone or iPad. For ages 8+.
Welcome to the world of gliders, X-15's, F-22's, airliners, light planes, aircraft carriers, fighter jets, and much much much more, all in hi-res, and all in ONE HUGE APP
My male students LOVE this app!
Hit the gas and head out on the highway in the fact-packed game that turns textbook geography into an exciting cross-country adventure. In Geography Drive USA™
Understanding vocabulary plays an important role in reading comprehension and is a focal point of the new Common Core State Standards. But sometimes it can be a challenge to engage kids to learn new words.
"Tessellate will keep you thinking for hours as you try to solve this 2D rubik’s cube." -
Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Kids Planet Discovery - games and videos to travel and learn about the world's geography, nature and cultures on the App Store.
Description *** One of the best educational apps of the year - Apple (iTunes Rewind) ***Now you can learn to speak & read Spanish, all by playing games on the go.
Download kibo360° and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about BridgeBasher on the App Store. Download BridgeBasher and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about SimplePhysics on the App Store. Download SimplePhysics and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Math Games Grade K - 5 on the App Store. Download Math Vs Zombies - Math Games Grade K - 5 and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
100 Of The Best Educational Games For iPad