History Maker

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: Institute of Education Sciences
Contract: 919900118C0028
Agency Tracking Number: 91990018C0050
Amount: $199,342.55
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 91990018R0006
Solicitation Number: 91990018R0006
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-05-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-01-10
Small Business Information
220 W. Station Square Dr, Ste 200, Pittsburgh , PA, 15219
DUNS: 166975396
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 jesse schell
 (202) 245-7550
 jesse@schellgames.com
Business Contact
 Jesse  Schell
Phone: (202) 245-7550
Email: jesse@schellgames.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this project, the team will develop a prototype of History Maker, a virtual reality (VR) content creation tool, where students and teachers produce digital movies to be used as reports and/or presentations about particular historical topics. Within the platform, students will research primary sources documents, write scripts, and act scenes from history. Student work will be presented in VR to teachers and other students. At the end of Phase I, in a pilot study in three middle school history classrooms, the researchers will examine whether the prototype functions as planned, whether students are able to produce digital shows, and if the prototype shows promise for improving student learning outcomes in history.

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