Taking Flight in Pittsburgh
Soon Pittsburgh will boast four classroom flight simulators across the city. These immersive classrooms require participants to master the latest technology and work together to solve complex problems.
Beyond the Bubble Tests
How will “big data” transform assessment? Rather than waiting to assess students at the end of a unit, can technology help give educators more nuanced information about learning while it’s happening?
Can the Power of Citizen Science Help Save the Environment?
How innovative technology is making it easier than ever before for ordinary citizens to become climate scientists.
Why They Love to Learn
What does it take for today’s students to succeed? What is it exactly that makes some learners so self-directed, while others lack motivation? Pittsburgh students let us in on what keeps them engaged, and why it’s not all about grades.
Remaking Math Education for Young Children
Making math concepts click with students is more important today than ever before. We take a look at innovations in teaching mathematics for today’s younger learners.
Beyond Playing: How Games Work for Learning
Games-based learning is about much more than playing. Experts say when used well, games can give students powerful learning experiences in and out of school.
Pop City Media speaks to Adam Nelson of the City of Play
Pop City Media features a profile of Adam Nelson of City of Play, discussing the history of his organization and the City of Play Festival this weekend.
Parenting Media Savvy Kids
WQED’s iQ:smartparent helps parents keep up with the tools and research they need to guide 21st-century kids.
WQED is looking for a Coordinator & Coaches for Gaming Events!
WQED is searching for a Game On Coordinator and several Game On Coaches to assist at education video game events! Apply for either position today!
White House Pursues Gaming Research
The White House is pursuing research into the potential civic benefits of video games. USAToday offers insight into this investigation.
EA Starts Gaming with The Institute of Play
The Electronic Arts’ Headquarters in Redwood City, CA announces the establishment of an unprecedented research and development facility. This facility, the Games, Learning, and Assessment Lab (GLASS Lab), will be managed by the Institute of Play. GLASS Lab is exploring the potential for digital games to serve both as potent learning environments and as real-time […]
Weekly News Roundup December 23
Check out these interesting articles on kids and technology! National Wildlife Federation Introduces Game Apps for Kids With apps for the iPad, iPod, and iPhone, the National Wildlife Federation hopes to encourage children to explore the great outdoors by capturing their curiosity at home. (prweb.com) Give Kids The Gift Of Gaming. Seriously. The “gamification” of […]
Take a Walk Down Sesame Street with Xbox Kinect
Do you have a child that watches Sesame Street? If you do, you’ve probably watched them respond to questions or commands from their favorite characters. Children naturally want to interact with what they see on screen, but the depth of that interaction has always had strict limitations–until now. Enter the Xbox Kinect, Microsoft’s answer to […]
Weekly News Roundup August 5th
Check out these interesting articles on kids and technology! 7 obscure children’s books by authors of grown-up literature (brainpickings.org) McDonalds recruits Mom bloggers to smooth over healthy Happy Meal rollout (cnn.com) Toys R Us to carry Kindle (reuters.com) 16 Must-have apps for a healthy pregnancy (parents.com) Cell phone use doesn’t alter kids’ cancer risk: study […]
Play Unplugged covers LEGO Kidsfest
Recently, LEGO KidsFest came to Pittsburgh. If you couldn’t make it to the gathering, you can catch up on the fun by watching Play Unplugged’s coverage of the event. Play Unplugged is a new Pittsburgh-based blog that focuses on offline gaming. “Play Unplugged’s primary missions are to provide in depth product reviews (allowing gamers to […]