Monthly Archives: August 2013

Meet the Winners: Noah Ratcliff and Pamela Pizarro-Ruiz

by Allison Mishkin
August 27, 2013

As we gear up for the long Labor Day Weekend, most are planning to relax and unwind, or perhaps to attend a barbecue or two. After all, how much can get done in a weekend? The answer: a whole lot if you’re High School team winners Noah Ratcliff and Pamela … 







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Playing Games in School: When games make a difference in education

by Allison Mishkin
August 23, 2013

EdSurge has assembled a great primer on  games and learning Playing Games in School: When games make a difference in education. This online resource takes a high-level look at Games and Learning and features insights from leading scholars and practitioners in the field, including James Paul Gee and Joel Levin. … 







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Meet the Winners: Lexi Schneider

by Allison Mishkin
August 21, 2013

Lexi Schneider is an artist, basketball player, and incredibly curious about the world around her…so curious in fact, that on her first foray into game design, she won the Best Written Middle School Game in the National STEM Video Game Challenge. “Head of the Class,” a written entry, takes place … 







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SXSWEdu: We Need Your Vote!

by Administrator
August 19, 2013

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve submitted two panel proposals to SXSWEdu. We’ve lined up some great speakers, and can’t wait to share their insights with you. 

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Kieran Luscombe

Meet the Winners: Kieran Luscombe

by Allison Mishkin
August 13, 2013

Continuing our spotlight on the STEM Challenge Winners, we are pleased to introduce you to Kieran Luscombe, winner of the Gamestar Mechanic High School prize. When presented with a set of tools, Kieran says that he always “finds a use for everything and then I use it to the best … 







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New York City Video Game Design Workshops Full of Creative Energy

by Administrator
August 8, 2013

Now that the 2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge has wrapped up, we are busy analyzing the results of this year’s competition and the activities that surrounded it. One of the areas we’ve been digging into are the game design workshops that took place around the country with the support … 







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Brad Schmitz

Meet the Winners: Brad Schmitz

by Allison Mishkin
August 2, 2013

Each week, we are introducing you to a winner of the STEM Challenge. Last week, we profiled Brianna Igbnosun, the Scratch High School Winner, and this week we are thrilled to introduce you to Brad Schmitz, the Scratch Middle School winner. An 8th grader from Glandorf, Ohio, Brad Schmitz is … 







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Questimate

Questimate! Makes Learning Estimation Skills Fun

by Jacob Klein
August 1, 2013

Back in 2010, Motion Math was a finalist in the first Cooney Center Prizes for Mobile Learning. They’ve continued to make some amazing apps since then, including Motion Math Zoom, Motion Math: Hungry Fish, and more.  CEO and co-founder Jacob Klein shares some of the inspiration behind the creation of … 







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