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Thursday, August 2 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Using NGSS to Design Educational Games for Multiple Grade Levels

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In this presentation, we describe the development of a cooperative game that aligns with the second grade NGSS disciplinary core idea that "maps show where things are located" and "one can map the shapes and kinds of land and water in any area." Although the topic is considered a second grade NGSS disciplinary core idea, we also attempted to make the game accessible to Kindergartners and First graders, which presented unique design considerations. During this presentation we will share our approach to designing a game for multiple grade levels, and will also provide the results from our alpha test which suggests that the game is both engaging, and developmentally appropriate for multiple age ranges.

Speakers
avatar for Joan Freese

Joan Freese

RTL Project Executive Producer, Twin Cities Public Television
Joan Freese is an Emmy Award winning educational technologist at Twin Cities PBS,in St. Paul, Minnesota, focusing on projects for K-8 students, parents, and educators.She is digital producer of SciGirls, a transmedia enterprise that encourages tween girlsin STEM, and principle investigator... Read More →
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Momoko Hayakawa

Researcher, Twin Cities PBS
Momo Hayakawa is a Education Research and Analytics Associate for the Ready to Learn (RTL) project at Twin Cities PBS (TPT). She oversees RTL’s external evaluation conducted by WestEd and manages the design, implementation, and evaluation of the program. Her research interests lie... Read More →
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Dennis Ramirez

Digital Program Manager - Ready To Learn, Twin Cities Public Television
Dennis Ramirez is the Digital Program Manager at Twin Cities Public Television, and an award winning educational game designer. Dennis is interested in how new technologies are used in, and out, of the classroom to support learning. His main area of research focuses on how failure... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Media Lab - E14-240, 2nd Floor, Building E14 75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA

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