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  • Mission US: Time Snap
    Date: 05/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    In prior research and development (in part supported by a 2014 ED/IES SBIR award), the project team developed Mission U.S., a series of web- and app-based games for topics in U.S. history. With this Phase I funding, the team will extend Mission U.S. by developing and testing a prototype of a virtual reality (VR) platform to immerse students in ... »
  • Development of an Online, Multi-Challenge Platform for K-12 Students
    Date: 05/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Purpose: This project team will fully develop and test an open online platform that posts student-led engineering project challenges for Kindergarten to grade 12 classrooms. Research demonstrates that improved attitudes towards engineering in elementary and middle school are imperative to increase the pursuit of STEM degrees and careers. This ... »
  • SuperChemVR: A Immersive Reality Chemistry Game
    Date: 05/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Purpose: This project team will fully develop and test SuperChemVR, a virtual environment integrated within a Virtual Reality (VR) headset for an immersive exploration of a chemistry lab. While chemistry labs offer the benefits of hands-on experimentation to help students learn abstract concepts, they are costly to maintain, supervise, and pose ... »
  • Development of an Online, Multi-Challenge Platform that can Host Multiple K-12 Engineering Design Challenge Competitions Simultaneously
    Date: 05/01/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project team will develop and test a prototype an online platform to facilitate engineering project challenges within K–12 classrooms across many schools. The prototype will include a content management platform to enable a high volume of challenges for students to conduct projects on a broad range of STEM topics, such as computer coding, ... »
  • SuperChem VR: The Immersive Reality Chemistry Game
    Date: 05/01/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project team will develop and test a prototype of SuperChem VR, a game to support high school students' basic chemistry learning. The prototype will include a set of web-based laboratory modules which will be integrated within a virtual reality headset to allow for a 360-degree visual exploration of the environment. The prototype will also ... »
  • Happy Atoms
    Date: 05/07/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Purpose: This project will develop and test Happy Atoms, a physical modeling set and an interactive iPad app for use in high school chemistry classrooms. Happy Atoms is designed to facilitate student learning of atomic modeling, a difficult topic for chemistry high school students to master. Standard instructional practice in this area typically ... »
  • Building Zaption's Ecosystem to Support Video Learning at Scale
    Date: 05/07/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Purpose: This project team will develop and test Zaption, a mobile and desktop platform designed to support educators in effectively and efficiently utilizing video (e.g., from YouTube, Vimeo, or their own desktop) as an interactive teaching and learning object. Personalized learning devices (e.g., smartphones, tablets) populated with video ... »
  • LifeSim
    Date: 05/01/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project team will develop and test a prototype of LifeSim, intended to be a financial literacy game app for high school students to strengthen mathematical skills and practical life knowledge. In the game, high school students will manage hypothetical investment funds and be challenged to understand compounded interest and debt. The app will ... »
  • Eco: An Online Virtual World for Secondary School Environmental Literacy and Collaborative Problem Solving
    Date: 01/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The project team is developing a prototype of Eco, a multi-player game to prepare high school students to be environmentally literate citizens with 21st century skills. To play the game, students will enter a shared online world featuring a simulated ecosystem of plants and animals. Students will co-create the civilization by measuring, modeling, ... »
  • Zaption Mobile: Develop and Testing a Mobile App for Video Learning
    Date: 01/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The project team is developing a prototype of a mobile platform, Zaption, to support teachers in using video clips to enrich learning. The product’s user-interface will allow teachers to easily add annotations to videos, make short video clips that align to topics, and enhance videos with time-linked elements and assessments that appear at the top ... »

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