Computer Science Curriculum for First Grade Students Using a Robot Games Platform

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: Institute of Education Sciences
Contract: EDIES15C0010
Agency Tracking Number: EDIES15C0010
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: EDIES15R0005
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-05-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-11-01
Small Business Information
721 SW 199th Pl, Normandy Park, WA, 98166
DUNS: 078830282
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Adriana Moscatelli
 (202) 208-1983
 adriana@playworksstudio.com
Business Contact
 Adriana Moscatelli
Phone: (202) 208-1983
Email: adriana@playworksstudio.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The project team is developing and testing a prototype of a computer science game-based intervention intended for Grade 1 students. The prototype will include physical robots that will be designed and controlled on a game board by students through a blue-tooth enabled smartphone app. The product will include teacher resources and suggestions to facilitate classroom integration. In the Phase I pilot research with 5 classrooms and 150 students, the researchers will examine whether the prototype functions as planned, if teachers are able to implement it with small groups of students, and whether students are engaged.

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