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  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. A Comprehensive Tool Supporting Social and Emotional Learning Instruction for Students with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder

    SBC: 3-C Institute for Social Development, Inc.            Topic: EDIES15R0005

    This project team is developing and testing a prototype of the Ivymount Social Readiness System, a mobile app designed for practitioners to assess the social and emotional strengths and deficits of kindergarten through Grade 6 students with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (HF-ASD). The prototype app will include an assessment rubric and professional development resources to facilitate i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  3. 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
  4. A Novel Platform for High-Quality Formative Assessment in Mathematics

    SBC: Simbulus, Inc.            Topic: edIES15R0005

    In prior research and development, the project team developed Woot Math, a web- and app-based mathematics intervention for algebra. With this Phase I funding, the team will develop and test a prototype of Woot Math Polls, an interactive formative assessment platform to facilitate teachers' real-time decision-making while students use Woot Math in the classroom. The prototype will allow teachers to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. AlphaBear2

    SBC: Spry Fox LLC            Topic: EDIES17R0006

    This project team will fully develop and test AlphaBear 2, a vocabulary learning game for grade 4 to 7 students. Vocabulary is a prerequisite for academic success, as it is linked to stronger performance across academic subjects and improved reading comprehension. It is more difficult for students to participate in educational activities without understanding the key vocabulary associated with tha ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  8. Authoring Tools for High Quality Formative Assessments for Classroom Testing

    SBC: SIMINSIGHTS, INC.            Topic: edIES15R0005

    The project team is developing and testing a prototype of PiGames, intended to be a game-based formative assessment system for physics. The prototype will include a curated collection of pre-existing assessments, authoring tools to create new assessments, a dashboard with progress monitoring, and teacher implementation support. In the Phase I pilot research with 6 classrooms and 180 high school st ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  9. Building Zaption's Ecosystem to Support Video Learning at Scale

    SBC: Zaption, Inc.            Topic: edIES15R0008

    Video Demonstration of the Phase I Prototype: http://youtu.be/AIGigEXn12Q Purpose: This project team will develop and test Zaption, a mobile and desktop platform designed to support educators in effectively and efficiently utilizing video (e.g., from YouTube, Vimeo, or their own desktop) as an interactive teaching and learning object. Personalized learning devices (e.g., smartphones, tablets) pop ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  10. 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

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