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  • 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 ... »
  • A Game-Based Intervention to Promote Executive Function and Reasoning in Early Learning
    Date: 05/07/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Purpose: This project will develop and test Kiko's Thinking Time, a series of game apps designed to strengthen children's cognitive skills related to executive functioning and reasoning. A principle objective of preschool is to prepare children for later success in school. Most programs focus on activities to support children's social and ... »
  • Eco: An Online Virtual World for Middle School Environmental Literacy and Collaborative Problem Solving
    Date: 05/07/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Purpose: This project will develop and test Eco, an online multiplayer virtual environment and game designed to enhance middle school students' knowledge of ecology and environmental literacy. This is important because according to the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress, students in the United States ranked 17th in science among the ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Mobile Learning and Assessment-Game Based Apps with Direct Representation of Mathematics
    Date: 05/01/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    In prior research and development, the team developed WuzzitTrouble, an iPhone and iPad gaming app where players solve problems using number sense mathematical strategies. This project will develop and test a prototype of an adaptive engine for this game, intended to tailor gameplay to the skill levels of individual students and to provide support ... »
  • Interactive Exploration of Real World Math
    Date: 05/01/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    In prior research and development, the team developed the Mathalicious intervention for middle and high school students to improve mathematical thinking. Each Mathalicious lesson revolves around applying a real world example to learn math (e.g., Is college worth the cost). In this project, the team will develop and test a prototype of an adaptive ... »
  • Computer Science Curriculum for First Grade Students Using a Robot Games Platform
    Date: 05/01/2015
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The project team is developing and testing a prototype of a computer science game-based intervention intended for Grade 1 students. The prototype will include physical robots that will be designed and controlled on a game board by students through a blue-tooth enabled smartphone app. The product will include teacher resources and suggestions to ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Teachley Analytics Library: A Collection of Educational Apps Personalizing Gameplay and Reporting Insights
    Date: 05/01/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project team is developing and testing a prototype of the Teachley Analytics Library, a platform intended to host third party-developed mathematics game apps for students in kindergarten through Grade 8. The prototype will include a dashboard to host games and generate formative assessment data to inform teacher instruction. In the Phase I ... »