19 Great Websites to Inspire 5th Graders

Here’s a great list of age-appropriate, safe websites that will inspire 5th graders whether they’re in your classroom or at home (check here for updated links):

  1. Animals
  2. Wolfquest—simulation–DL
  3. Civics games
  4. FBI Games
  5. Looking Glass—animated story
  6. Snap!—runs in your browser
  7. Tynker
  8. Wolfram Alpha widgets
  9. Dig hole through the earth with Google Earth
  10. Whyville–Social Media Sim
  11. Spent
  12. Earth science animations
  13. Geography for Kids
  14. Geography Games
  15. Geography Games II
  16. Geography—geonet game
  17. Geography quiz—Seterra
  18. Maps—Make them
  19. States games

Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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