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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Story Mode for Teaching Cross-Curricular Coding Projects

    SBC: CODESPARK, INC.            Topic: 91990019R0012

    In previous R&D, the developers created codeSpark Academy, a game that employs a visual and block-based approach with puzzles to teach coding skills to students ages 5 to 9 years old. codeSpark Academy is in widespread use in and out of schools around the world. In this project, the developers will expand storytelling creative tools within the existing game. The pretend-play scenarios will include ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. Online Music-based Game for Children with Speech- Language Delays/Disorders

    SBC: Iqsonics LLC            Topic: 91990019R0011

    The game, which is used by children alone or in tandem with a special education practitioner or caregiver, supports children in understanding and expressing musical patterns, and in learning to sing songs before speaking. This project will extend the existing version by developing a prototype that includes additional songs for increased speech-language learning outcomes, an animated onscreen singe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  3. LabAR: An Augmented Reality Learning System for STEM

    SBC: LightUp, Inc.            Topic: 91990019R0011

    The team will develop a new component of the AR app, a prototype with computer vision and recognition software to present real-world phenomena that are ordinarily not observable in nature. In Phase I, the research team will create a magnetism module would show students the invisible magnetic field all around them and how it interacts with magnetic objects. At the end of Phase I, in a pilot study w ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  4. VR-enhanced Immersive Science Investigations into Biology and Genetics

    SBC: LIGHTHAUS INC            Topic: 91990019R0011

    The team will develop a prototype of an immersive virtual reality experience for high school students to learn about the scientific processes and the biology of plants. The prototype will be designed to be multi-player where groups of students collaboratively conduct open-ended cross-breeding experiments, record images to export to reports, track and analyze data, and draw conclusions. At the end ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  5. Multimodal Bilingual Platform and Formative Evaluation Dashboard for English Language Learners

    SBC: StoryWorld International Corporation            Topic: 99190018R0005

    Purpose: In prior research and development, the project team developed Storyworld, a web-based activity with mini-games to support English Learners (EL) in language acquisition. In this project, the team will fully develop and test a formative assessment dashboard that provides teachers with insights into EL student's progress as they use Storyworld. ELs are the fastest-growing student population ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  6. A Novel Platform for High-Quality Formative Assessment in Mathematics

    SBC: Simbulus, Inc.            Topic: 99190018R0005

    Purpose: This project team will fully develop and test Woot Math Polls, a formative assessment dashboard that converts student math work into data-driven insights to inform teacher instruction and student learning in middle and high school algebra classrooms. Research has marked a decline in math achievement around the time students take algebra in middle school. Technological innovations that pro ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  7. CloudLab Software for Hands-On Science Learning

    SBC: MYRIAD SENSORS, INC.            Topic: 99190018R0005

    Purpose: The project team will fully develop and test CloudLab, a web-based dashboard to present scientific data captured by sensors during experiments. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) emphasize the actual doing of STEM so that students can apply learning to the real world. However, students often have difficulty collecting, measuring, and applying data from inquiry activities to furt ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  8. Learning to Code with a Pretend Play Storytelling Model

    SBC: CODESPARK, INC.            Topic: 91990018R0006

    In previous research and development, the developers created codeSpark, a game that employs a visual and block-based approach with puzzles to teach programming skills to children ages 5 to 9 years old. In this project, the developers will create a prototype of a fantasy-based story to be integrated within the existing game. The pretend-play scenarios will include characters, storylines, and incent ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  9. Structured Adaptivity for Computer Science Coding

    SBC: ZYANTE INC.            Topic: 91990018R0006

    In this project, the team will develop a prototype of a web-based coding progression tool for high school students to practice coding from easy to successively harder levels. The prototype will provide graded practice exercises, solutions, and explanations for important coding tasks. At the end of Phase I, in a pilot study in five high school classrooms, the researchers will examine whether the pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  10. Development of an Online, Multi-Challenge Platform for K-12 Students

    SBC: FUTURE ENGINEERS, LLC            Topic: edIES17R0006

    The project team will develop a platform that will facilitate design challenges in K-12 classrooms across STEM academic topics and career paths within the field of engineering. The platform will enable classes to post their projects to the site and for other classes around the country to participate in the project. Each challenge (and the associated education resources curated for that challenge) ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
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