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July 24, 2015

Virtual-Reality Sharks in the Classroom

First Sharknado, now this: An educational virtual-reality program about sharks is in development, although VR devices have been slow to market.

June 29, 2015

3-D Technology for Classroom Touted at ISTE 2015

Although 3-D technology has been slow to catch on in schools, new apps and hardware on display at ISTE 2015 still captured educators' imaginations.

June 02, 2015

Effective Digital Learning Games Blend the Virtual and the Real, Study Finds

Digital learning games that use a mixed-reality element are up to five times more effective than traditional games in producing learning outcomes, a Carnegie Mellon study finds.

May 11, 2015

Twitter Chat: How Can Digital Games Boost Learning?

An Education Week Twitter chat explores how digital learning games are being used in the classroom.

May 06, 2015

Twitter Chat: New Developments in Digital Learning Games

Greg Toppo of USA Today, Richard Culatta of the U.S. education department, and Michael Levine of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center will talk digital learning games during a Ed Week Twitter chat Thursday evening.

April 17, 2015

Coding and Computer Science in School Libraries: Researcher Q&A

Given time and space to innovate, librarians can be instrumental in engaging students in using programming tools, researchers said.

April 10, 2015

Digital Learning Games Find a Believer in USA Today Writer

USA Today reporter Greg Toppo examines the ways digital games are transforming education in a new book, "The Game Believes in You."

February 26, 2015

Digital Game Found to Boost Students' Ability to Argue

Playing Mars Generation One: Argubot Academy can improve students' argumentation skills, according to a new study from ETS and GlassLab.

February 17, 2015

Digital 'Slavery Simulation' Game for Schools Draws Ire, Praise

An award-winning digital role-playing game about U.S. slavery has provoked a backlash from critics who say that genocide cannot be appropriately simulated or gamified in the classroom.

February 02, 2015

Virtual Preschool: Yes, That's Now a Real Option

Early childhood experts are questioning the value of a new virtual preschool that offers digital learning materials and online access to teachers.

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