A new report released today reveals the results attempting to answer the question: do digital games and simulation help students studying science, technology, math, and engineering achieve better learning outcomes?
GameDesk By Andrew Miller GameDesk, an organization that’s developing a variety of game-based learning initiatives, is venturing into new terrain with the opening of a new school and the development of new digital tools, with millions of dollars in funding from both the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and AT&T. The PlayMaker School, funded by … Continue reading GameDesk Opens New Game-Based School →
By Betsy Corcoran, EdSurge Teachers who want to use technology in the classroom to its best potential typically face a problem dealing with computers that’s weirdly reminiscent of dealing with a roomful of bright but disruptive students: It can be too much of a good thing. With sophisticated high-tech tools comes a deluge of data, … Continue reading Drowning in Student Data? Two Companies Offer Solutions →
Today, the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC), an education technology grant program funded by the Gates Foundation, announced the 19 winners of its latest wave of project funding aimed at the K-12 level. Last fall, the Gates Foundation announced its NGLC initiative, a multi-year project to help support programs that boost college preparedness and college … Continue reading $7 Million Grants Awarded to Help Boost College Readiness →
The creatives at Good have come up with an interesting challenge. Hoping to make a strong case for going to college, they’re asking for submissions from the public for “stories success and frustration as a nontraditional student trying to obtain your post-secondary degree.” Submissions can come in the form of videos, emails, photos, or any … Continue reading What’s Your College Story? →