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  1. Mission US: TimeSnap

    SBC: ELECTRIC FUNSTUFF INC            Topic: 99190018R0005

    Purpose: This project team will fully develop and test Mission US TimeSnap, a game integrated within a Virtual Reality (VR) headset. This VR environment will provide an immersive exploration and analysis of events in U.S. history. In the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress, only 17% of grade 8 students performed at or above the proficient level in U.S. history. The discipline o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. Teacher Dashboard 2.0 for Learning Creative Computer Programming

    SBC: Vidcode Inc.            Topic: 91990018R0006

    In previous research and development, the developers created VidCode, a platform for students in grades 4 to 12 to learn computer science skills by using digital media assets (e.g., photos, audio, graphics) to create special effects in videos while learning about the code responsible for the action. In this project, the developers will create a prototype dashboard to provide teachers tools to mana ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  3. Modernizing the Reading Roots Intervention

    SBC: SIRIUS THINKING LTD            Topic: 91990018R0006

    In previous research and development, researchers developed the Reading Roots, a non-technology delivered intervention for grade school that alternates teacher- delivered instruction with activities where children practice content and skills while working with a peer partner. In this project, the team will create a prototype of a technology-delivered version of Reading Roots, by integrating multim ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  4. A More Perfect Union

    SBC: GIGANTIC MECHANIC LLC            Topic: 91990018R0006

    In this project, the developers will create a prototype of a More Perfect Union, a role-playing game for high school civics and history. The technology-facilitated intervention will provide a library of simulations on a range of topics and historical moments inspired by the AP U.S. History Curriculum and the Common Core History Standards. In the game students will be cast in the roles of leading p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  5. Telesculptor Live

    SBC: Kitware, Inc.            Topic: SOCOM173003

    Special Forces need a clear, timely understanding of their operational environment.Imagery from unmanned aerial vehicles can familiarize a warfighter with a location but simply looking at videos or still imagery can be confusing.What direction is the UAV looking fromWhich of many similar buildings is in viewIn intelligence, speed of collection and processing can be just as important as accuracy. 3 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  6. Cloud Data Synchronization with Limited Bandwidth Communications

    SBC: BLACK RIVER SYSTEMS COMPANY INC            Topic: SOCOM163005

    As the DoD continues to develop applications backed by cloud-based data and enterprise infrastructures, remote-sites will require on-site data caches to permit operation during periods of disconnect from the enterprise.To address this challenge for SOCOMs Chimera system, Black River will develop a stand-alone Chimera system that is independent of Amazon cloud software; develop bi-directional data ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  7. Toddler App and Cane System: An Innovative Program for Teaching Orientation and Mobility to Toddlers with Vision Impairment

    SBC: Safe Toddles, LLC            Topic: edIES17R0005

    With this Phase I funding, the project team will develop and test a prototype of the Toddler App and Cane which is intended to improve functional and adaptive school readiness skills for toddlers with visual impairments. The prototype will include a wearable hardware-based cane that wraps around a child's waist and provides tactile and audio cues to facilitate walking, a curriculum with game activ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  8. Advancing Technology to Prevent School Violence

    SBC: Happy People Games, LLC            Topic: edIES17R0005

    With this Phase I funding, the project team will develop and test a prototype of a game-based application, Keeping It Real, to promote healthy relationships and prevent sexual misconduct among high school students. The prototype will include a game-based storytelling structure with branching narrative where students' choices determine how the story unfolds, a component to promote individual and gr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  9. Mission US: TimeSnap

    SBC: ELECTRIC FUNSTUFF INC            Topic: edIES15R0005

    In prior research and development (in part supported by a 2014 ED/IES SBIR award), the project team developed Mission U.S., a series of web- and app-based games for topics in U.S. history. With this Phase I funding, the team will extend Mission U.S. by developing and testing a prototype of a virtual reality (VR) platform to immerse students in transformational moments in U.S history and to guide d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  10. Cloud Data Synchronization with Limited Bandwidth Communications

    SBC: BLACK RIVER SYSTEMS COMPANY INC            Topic: SOCOM163005

    The DoD trend towards enterprise hosted cloud infrastructures for data storage, processing, and analysis coupled with the reduction of forward-deployed assets generates the need to maximize efficient communication of critical intelligence between our forward-deployed units that operate in austere environments and reach-back, enterprise systems. A solution must overcome the bi-directional dataflow ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command

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