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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. A Collaborative Interface for Teacher-Student Interaction in Virtual Environments

    SBC: STRANGE LOOP GAMES INC.            Topic: edIES17R0005

    In prior projects, including a 2015 ED/IES SBIR award, the team developed two immersive multiplayer virtual game environments. In Eco and Colony, middle school students collaboratively apply scientific practices within the virtual worlds to address challenges, such as the availability of resources and energy and maintaining clean water. With this Phase I funding, the team is developing a prototype ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. AlphaBear

    SBC: Spry Fox LLC            Topic: 1

    In prior research and development, the team developed AlphaBear, a mobile gaming app where students are challenged to spell words which are then used to create humorous sentences. This project will develop and test a prototype for use specifically by English Learners. The prototype will formatively assess students' vocabulary, adjust gameplay to the skill levels of individual students, and provide ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Education
  3. Computer Science Curriculum for First Grade Students Using a Robot Games Platform

    SBC: Play Works Studio            Topic: EDIES15R0005

    The project team is developing and testing a prototype of a computer science game-based intervention intended for Grade 1 students. The prototype will include physical robots that will be designed and controlled on a game board by students through a blue-tooth enabled smartphone app. The product will include teacher resources and suggestions to facilitate classroom integration. In the Phase I pilo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  4. LifeSim

    SBC: Spry Fox LLC            Topic: edieS15R0005

    This project team will develop and test a prototype of LifeSim, intended to be a financial literacy game app for high school students to strengthen mathematical skills and practical life knowledge. In the game, high school students will manage hypothetical investment funds and be challenged to understand compounded interest and debt. The app will include materials for math teachers to integrate th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  5. Eco: An Online Virtual World for Secondary School Environmental Literacy and Collaborative Problem Solving

    SBC: STRANGE LOOP GAMES INC.            Topic: N/A

    The project team is developing a prototype of Eco, a multi-player game to prepare high school students to be environmentally literate citizens with 21st century skills. To play the game, students will enter a shared online world featuring a simulated ecosystem of plants and animals. Students will co-create the civilization by measuring, modeling, and analyzing the underlying ecosystem. Students ad ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  6. MenuChoice:Nutrition Program for Community-based Group Homes for Persons with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

    SBC: GOOD NUTRITION IDEAS, LLC            Topic: 84133S1

    This project develops a nutrition program, MenuChoice©, for community-based group homes for persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD). Adults with IDD experience poorer nutritional health and more nutrition-related secondary conditions than adults without disabilities. These conditions are preventable and modifiable through a safe, healthful diet, but multiple challenges precl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  7. Haptic Feedback Improvements for Prostheses

    SBC: Orthocare Innovations LLC            Topic: N/A

    Haptic feedback improvements for prostheses tactile sensory feedback or haptic is a fundamental element of life.  While vital for interaction with the outside world, current prostheses do not have a mechanism to convey sensory information, making it difficult for users to feel connected to their environments through their prostheses, and to engage in active grasping and exploration tasks.&nbs ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Education
  8. Tools and Materials for Hands-On Climate and Weather Science Education

    SBC: Anasphere, Inc            Topic: N/A

    The majority of students and educators would probably agree that students are better able to grasp scientific concepts from the use of hands-on activities and other inquiry-based educational practices than from typical lecture problem solving methods. Anasphere, Inc is working to make inquiry based tools and materials for weather and climate education more readily available for students and educat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  9. Anautics CourseBook Project

    SBC: ANAUTICS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The Anautics CourseBook Project will address three national critical issues in mathematics education the need to support standards based instruction, the need to raise student achievement scores through effective teaching, the need for instruction management through electronic curriculum guidance, assessment and collaboration.

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  10. HigherLearning at Higher Speeds in Biosciences Using Time Compressed Animated Delivery

    SBC: Current Conceptions, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    TheoverallgoalistoestablishanefficientTCADinstructionaldesignandtovalidatethatenhancedlearningoutcomesoccuramongdiversetopics.InPhaseI,wewilldeveloptwoTimeCompressedAnimatedDeliveryprototypesthatwillpresentcomplexphysiologicconceptsinreproductivescience.TheincorporatedtechnologiesoftheTCADare:stepanimations,3Danatomicalreconstructions,streaminganimations,voiceoverandscriptmessaging.ThePhaseIexperi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education

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