The following is a sponsored post on behalf of PowerMyLearning.org. Opinions expressed are that of my own.
I was asked to give my open and honest opinion about a FREE educational website called PowerMyLearning.org and the math games it has to offer.
Before I get started with my opinion of the site, I want to mention a couple of things. When you go to the page, it does give you the option to set up an account for the parent and then administer your child’s account. I did this. FYI, I did have some initial difficulty setting up and found that I needed to go into Internet Explorer.
In addition, my son’s school was not listed, so I was advised to pick a school in my area to finish registering. If you are not interested in having a parent account, your child can just set up an account of their own.
PowerMyLearning.org is said to be “Your destination for the best free online learning activities from across the web!”.
Because this site is beneficial to the child as well as the adults, I decided to let my son who is entering the 2nd grade weigh in on this review. By asking him a couple of questions, I feel his responses fill in some of the important answers that would be of interest to parents.
What do you like about PowerMyLearning.org?
“Finding games from different websites that I have never seen before. They are FUN games.”
Have you learned anything?
“Yes, I learned about fractions and odd and even numbers.”
Is it easy to log in and is the website easy to use?
Does this website make learning fun?
What are your favorite games so far?
“Cross the River/ Fractions, Jet Ski Addition, and Odd or Even Monkey Drive.” (These are found in the 2nd Grade Geometry and Operations Algebraic Thinking tab.)
From a parents perspective, I like this site because it has so many games and eliminates the need for me to go out and search. This saves me time and money since it is FREE. I can also go in and see what games my son has been playing and for how long. Plus, if my son’s school was set up, he could access homework assignments through the account.
I do want to point out that it does show ads from the original game sites. It also allows the child to go off-site if they expand the window. My suggestion is to monitor the child’s internet usage and explain to them why they should not click on anything other than the game itself. There is a link at PowerMyLearning.org that discusses Family Internet Safety.
Do you use on-line games to teach your children? What type of games do they like to play?