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The STEM Challenge at Remake Learning Days

by Heather Mallak
June 9, 2016

The synergy in Pittsburgh that extends across three rivers, regional institutions, learning spaces, and communities in support of local youth was in the spotlight during May 9-15, 2016. Remake Learning Days was a bold vision to bolster over 300 events that took place throughout Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia with … 







Celebrating the Winners of the National STEM Video Game Challenge

by Allison Mishkin
June 30, 2015

What do virtual reality innovators, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Mr. Roger’s studio have in common? All three were part of an amazing weekend honoring the winners of the 4th annual National STEM Video Game Challenge! Ten students and their families celebrated their achievements this past weekend in Pittsburgh, PA, home … 







Excitement and Energy at a STEM Challenge Workshop

by Emily Kundrot
March 5, 2015

In an education setting, video games are often dismissed as mindless entertainment. This was the opposite in the National STEM Video Game Challenge Workshop hosted at the Science Museum of Virginia (SMV), where Barrie Adleberg and I helped students to critically think about the mechanics of a video game and … 







Games for Change 2015

by Meghan Ventura
February 17, 2015

The Games for Change Festival (April 21-23 & 25), the largest gaming event in New York City, celebrates the positive power of games, again as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. From the most successful mobile games to cutting-edge virtual reality projects, this year brings the best Festival line-up yet. … 







Games in Education Conference

by Sam Zelitch
August 6, 2014

Games in Education is a multi-day symposium which focuses on the topic of using video games to supplement and inspire in-classroom education. Participants span early childhood through post secondary educators in New York’s Capital District and surrounding regions who are interested in finding ways to use video games and related … 







From Mars to Minecraft: Teachers Bring the Arcade to the Classroom

by Jordan Shapiro
July 21, 2014

Part 11 of MindShift’s Guide to Games and Learning. Teachers have found many different ways of using digital games in the classroom. But what kind of games are these students playing? And how are teachers incorporating them in the classroom? Last year’s report from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, “Games … 







Can Games Make High-Stakes Tests Obsolete?

by Jordan Shapiro
June 6, 2014

Part 5 of MindShift’s Guide to Games and Learning. Nobody likes high-stakes testing. The problems are well documented. But maybe games can help to change the way we approach assessment. At least since John Dewey, educational theorists and scholars have been clear about the inherent shortcomings of thinking about education … 







Winners of the 2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge Honored at the 11th Annual Games for Changes Festival in New York

by Sam Zelitch
April 24, 2014

  The photo above was taken last night at NYU’s Skirball Center at the 11th Annual Games for Change Festival Awards Ceremony as these fourteen young people from all over the country were being honored for their achievements as winners of the 2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge. Gaming has … 







Lessons from Different Games

by Sam Zelitch
April 21, 2014

The Games for Change Festival starts bright and early tomorrow morning in New York City, where game designers, investors, journalists, and researchers will gather for a four-day investigation of the current state of serious gaming. The Joan Ganz Cooney Center will be there, hoping to engage with a community who we believe … 







Sandbox Summit 2014

by Administrator
March 24, 2014

Sandbox Summit, an idea forum focused on the intersection of play, learning and technology invites educators, researchers, developers, and innovators of kid-centric media to this annual event at MIT. Presented by MIT’s Comparative Media Studies and Education Arcade, Sandbox Summit@MIT will highlight some of the minds behind – and in …