Great post Nancy.
A really cool site I use a LOT is http://www.what2learn.com. This is free to access and has literally thousands of ready-made interactive learning games to use right across the subject spectrum.
As well as the games-based learning, the students love the feature which gives them a virtual farm to buy things for and to care for and manage. Doing anything on this farm requires them to spend credits that can only be earned by beating learning games - a great motivational tool that keeps them coming back for more.
As a teacher, my favorite bits are that it is easy to add your own games and that I can quickly and easily see the scores my students get, making it suitable for homework tasks.
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