Read this article, "Now Teachers Encourage Computer Games in Class", from the Wall Street Journal and see how Angry Birds and Guild Wars 2 are used in physics, writing, and other subjects.
"MasteryConnect has created a new education service that takes a pinboard-based approach to social sharing, with a focus on tools and tips for teaching Common Core State Standards.
The service, Resource Pins, is a free tool for K-12 teachers modeled on Pinterest. It allows teachers to create and share individual teaching resources and build collections of tools like lesson plans, visual aids, tips and techniques and a range of other materials. The service had been running a limited pilot prior to this rollout. According to the company, more than 10,000 posts had been made within the first few weeks of the pilot."
You can experiment and find which resources work best with your students. You can share resources for specific standards, thus making it so much easier to find the lesson materials you're looking for without sifting through endless resources. You now have a social platform just for you and for your fellow teachers. You can narrow your search down by grade and subject, and then to the individual standard,
From their website, grab the bookmarklet below and pin from anywhere on the web to your account.
ManyThings.org is "for people studying English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL). There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer assisted language learning activities. Even though the primary focus is for ESL, native English speakers may also find some interesting things on this site. This site is non-commercial and has no advertising. TESL/TEFL teachers may want to recommend this site to their students."