10 Best Educational Online Games for Students

This post is from our series on Virtual students and how school has become more and more online.  See our other posts from the Virtual Student series here.

Online games can be good!  In fact, some educational games are making school fun again.  Here we review some of the best educational games and websites for students of all ages:


Best Educational Games for Elementary School Students

Kids’ Pages This website can be used by teachers, parents, and kids and has games, stories, puzzles, flashcards, coloring pages, a printable alphabet, riddles and jokes.

Math Playground Math Playground has tons of games, puzzles and hundreds of interactive word problems for elementary school students.

PrimaryGames.com Love the coloring pages, interactive e-books, holiday activitis, musical postcards, crafts on this site.

Gamequarium Great games on helping kids to read and tons of other choices.

Best Educational Games for Middle School Students

It’s My Life This is a bit less schooly and more life-y by PBS.  Love the message.

Kids Domain these are games to be downloaded by age and subject for special needs of your kid.

Ology is by the American Museum of Natural History, and has a large collection all subjects including a ton of science activities. They even have biology and astronomy.

Zeeks has a lot of trivia type questions like of interactive logic and reasoning games. There is a free registration.

eSchool Online Lots of interesting games on DNA and common topics in science and history.

Quiz Hub Kids love quizzes so this site is for them.

Best Educational Games for High School Students

Free Rice This is a great website that donates rice for every question you get right! You have english, math, languages and even art history to choose from!

20Q: This seems like regular twenty questions but I challenge High School students to play it in their foreign language and practice reading comp with a game!

Brain Pop: Animated Science, Health, Technology, Math, Social Studies, Arts & Music and English movies, quizzes, activity pages and school homework help for K-12 kids.

The more we can make education fun, the more we are teaching our kids to love learning.

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6 Responses to “10 Best Educational Online Games for Students”

  1. Rumio
    September 18, 2010 at 11:14 pm #

    Excellent games posted here.

    Here is a new one:http://thegreatflu.com/
    In this game, the player acts as the head of the World Pandemic Control during the outbreak of an unknown flu due to a virus.

    There are a couple of viruses to choose from depending upon the difficulty level. It teaches kids as well as adults about the basics of containing virus outbreaks.

  2. Luther Love
    April 28, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    Hello there,

    Thanks for sharing such a nice list of online games, being a
    father I always search for these games for my kids. I believe playing online
    games is an effective way of learning.
    While searching online I found a site which has a huge collection
    of educational games for children and that Bgames website.
    give it a try and enjoy.


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