How I Use It
I use this product to reinforce concepts that are taught in the classroom. Students have created word clouds to show me all of the different vocabulary words they learned in a unit. Early in the year, in the computer lab, I used this website to help students learn where the letters are on the keyboard (Keyboard Zoo, Cup Stacking, etc) and practice using the mouse (Alphabet Slider, Magnets, etc). Students love playing the different games because they are fun.
I love using ABCYA with my elementary school students! This website has a range of different games and activities that students can use. I would not use this everyday, but as an incentive or a reward for good behavior. My students beg to go on it! I really like that they have games for holidays. Most curriculums have cut out learning about holidays, so sometimes around a holiday I will discuss it and then tell students to play the holiday game (most holiday games are centered around the vocabulary).