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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. 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. 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. Navigation System for Early Childhood Assessment and Instruction

    SBC: Cognitive ToyBox, Inc.            Topic: 91990019R0011

    The researchers will develop a dashboaed to assess children as they play games on different social and emotional and thinking tasks.

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  6. Foundational Reading Skill Exercises for English Language Learners

    SBC: Charmtech Labs LLC            Topic: 91990019R0011

    The project is developing a platform to suppprt English Learner's reading comprehension.

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  7. Using Multiplayer VR to Advance Earth Science STEM Learning

    SBC: Killer Snails LLC            Topic: 91990019R0011

    the team will develop a prototype of a multi-player virtual reality (VR) game where middle school students collaborate in observing complex earth science phenomena, such as exploring the ozone. The prototype will include one VR module which presents interactive content and a website portal where students analyze data and keep a personalized digital science journal. At the end of Phase I, in a pilo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  8. Powerskills Game Lab: Improving High School Communication Skills Through Formative Assessment

    SBC: Hats & Ladders, Inc.            Topic: 91990019R0011

    This project will develop a prototype of a new component for the platform for high school students to develop stronger communication skills to improve college and career readiness. The prototype will include a performance-based game environment where students practice a range of skills, such as active listening, empathy, non-verbal communication, cultural awareness, and public speaking. The game w ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  9. Collaborate

    SBC: Aufero LLC            Topic: 91990019R0011

    The team will develop a prototype of Collaborate, a traditional board game for use in high school and college level computer science courses. Gameplay mechanics will center on strategy and cooperation with a whole class over several weeks. Content will focus on foundational computer science topics, such user interface design, quality assurance, deploying resources, managing risk, and adjusting to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  10. The Training, Education, and Apprenticeship Program Outcomes Toolkit (TEAPOT)

    SBC: IMPACT LAB, LLC, THE            Topic: 91990019R0016

    Researchers will conduct a pilot study with a socio-economically and diverse sample of at least 500 high school students who will test the prototype ROI tool. The researchers will examine the feasibility and usability of the prototype, whether ROI information increases search and discovery for educational opportunities; whether having ROI information increases the likelihood of click-through rates ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
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