Go Games Civics: Meeting Common Core Standards With Tablet-Enhanced Multiplayer Role Play Games

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: EDIES13C0042
Agency Tracking Number: EDIES13C0042
Amount: $900,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Filament Games
2010 Eastwood Drive Suite 104, Madison, WI, 53704-
DUNS: 801152211
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Beth Quinn
Business Contact
Research Institution
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Abstract
GoGames will be a tablet-based multiplayer role-play game for middle school social studies classrooms and will focus on topics in civics. GoGames is intended to enable more efficient and effective implementation of traditional civics interventions by replacing static paper content and training manuals with dynamic interactive content and key information for gameplay. Modules will include LawMaker, DiscussionMaker, and TrialMaker. Each will be modeled after and will provide a new delivery mechanism for widely used civics interventions such as mock trial, model congress, and the structured academic controversy model, where small teams of students learn about a controversial issue from multiple perspectives. GoGames will use an “augmented reality” genre, where the digital game will complement and enhance real world activities by guiding students' actions and providing players with new social identities, and by facilitating interactions, teamwork, collaboration, and discussion. A teacher app will support implementation and to provide formative assessment results to guide practice.

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