Possible Worlds: Explorer Series

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
edies12c0040
Agency Tracking Number:
edies12c0040
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1st Playable Productions
5 Troy Street, Troy, NY, 12180-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
787314058
Principal Investigator:
Tobi Saulnier
tobi@1stplayable.com
Business Contact:
Tobi Saulnier
tobi@1stplayable.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This project team is developing a prototype of a delivery platform to host four web-based interactive games to help students overcome scientific misconceptions in middle-grade science. At present, the games are compatible with the Nintendo DSi platform, and include classroom activities that include PowerPoint and print materials. This project team will convert and enhance the games and materials for use on tablet-based devices with touch-screen capability to enable more in-depth and interactive gameplay. The games will supplement classroom lessons for topics such as genetics, photosynthesis, electricity, and energy. Pilot research in Phase I will seek to demonstrate that the software prototype functions as planned, teachers are able to integrate it within the classroom environment, and students are engaged with the prototype.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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