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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Graspable Math Activities

    SBC: GRASPABLE INC            Topic: 91990018R0006

    Through previous grant awards from IES, researchers developed Graspable Math, a tablet-based intervention where middle and high school students create and manipulate complex expressions for basic operations as well as equations and equations systems and inequalities. In this project, the team will develop a prototype of Graspable Math Activities, an app with novel kinds of algebra practice and ass ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. CTE School-to-Work Mastery Learning

    SBC: CORE LEARNING EXCHANGE, INC.            Topic: 91990018R0006

    In previous research and development, the developers created Core-LX, a platform that hosts videos and resources for high school students to learn about educational topics and to gain skills in career and technical education (CTE). In this project, the developers will create a prototype of a dashboard with specific career-oriented pathways that integrate local opportunities for internships, appren ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  3. StepWise Virtual Tutor for Common Core Algebra I

    SBC: QUERIUM CORP            Topic: edIES15R0005

    This project team will develop and test a prototype of the StepWise Virtual Tutor, designed to be an artificial intelligence software tutoring program for Algebra I students. The tutor will track students as they answer questions, catch algebraic and arithmetic errors, provides hints, and aggregate reports in an instructor dashboard. In the Phase I pilot research with 100 Algebra I middle and high ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  4. Interactive Exploration of Real World Math

    SBC: MATHALICIOUS, LLC            Topic: EDIES15R0006

    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 platform through which students will need to demons ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  5. Mobile Connect: A Cloud-based, Universally Designed Text Messaging and Email Program to Facilitate Social Connectedness and Community Inclusion for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    Efforts to increase independence and enhance quality of life for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) have been increasing throughout American society. As this population continues to make strides in achieving greater independence and access to the community, there is an increasing need for remote communication, e.g. “I made it to work OK” or “I just took my medication.” Smartph ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  6. TWYLA (Test What You Learned- Assessment): A Cloud-Based Cognitively Accessible Testing Extender For Special Needs Learning Apps

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    Mobile devices and cloud-based services are transforming the world we live in and bringing significant change to everyday technologies for those with and without disabilities. The explosion of Apps and mobile devices is revolutionizing the software industry as a whole and special education technology in particular as individuals with disabilities, families, and teachers are provided direct access ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  7. Development and Evaluation of a Cognitively Accessible App to Facilitate Social Networking for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    The social isolation issues of individuals with intellectual disabilities are well documented in the literature. New social networking technologies have served to provide a popular format for increasing human socialization opportunities world wide. Challenges to independent access to social networking sites for individuals with intellectual disabilities include excessively featured, cluttered inte ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  8. Development and Evaluation of a Universally Designed App to Support Self Directed Diabetes Education and Self Management for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    While research shows there is an increasing incidence of diabetes in Americans, there is also a compelling body of research showing that individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) are even more likely to suffer the effects of diabetes, which include increased risk of heart disease, stroke, infections, blindness and kidney failure. The World Health Organization reports that 50% of people with ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  9. Engaging Students in STEM: International Social Collaborative Exchange Network for Education: iSCENE

    SBC: Active Joint Venture            Topic: N/A

    The project team is developing a prototype of iSCENE, a website to increase the use of project-based learning through data exchange, resource sharing, and real-time communication. The virtual learning environment will support increased student engagement and motivation in STEM with a goal to increase workforce readiness. The prototype will include a series of project-based learning modules for mid ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  10. Development and Evaluation of an Independently Usable Digital Story Telling App with Video Outputs for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: 84133S1

    There are a significant number of people in the U.S. whose literacy deficits significantly limit opportunities for written self-expression, including individuals with intellectual disabilities. While this population can offer revealing insights given their unique perspectives, self-expression often occurs in the dependent context of transcription by another person, or, perhaps too often, not at al ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Education

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