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August 06, 2019

National Science Foundation Touts 'Everyday' STEM Learning Opportunities

The NSF's "Last Days of Summer STEM Bucket List" includes a wide range of on- and offline learning tools aiming to help children build their identities as budding scientists.

June 24, 2019

K-12 Esports Are Blowing Up. This CEO Wants to Take Them Offline.

Kerwin Rent of EliteGamingLIVE argues the future of K-12 electronic sports is in face-to-face competitions that leverage student interest in gaming for learning and career development.

November 27, 2018

Fortnite, Video Game Popular Among Students, Now Has 200 Million Players

Fortnite, a shooting game popular among younger players, now has 200 million registered players. How is it affecting schools?

August 30, 2018

Video Game Design Meets Black Lives Matter and #MeToo

At Oakland, Calif.-based Gameheads, young people work at the intersection of media, technology, and culture to make video games that often have strong social messages.

June 26, 2018

Educators Share Hopes, Concerns About Virtual Reality at ISTE

Ed-tech companies are pushing VR for learning, but educators say content is limited and research is scarce detailing how the technology will impact children.

May 31, 2018

Fortnite May Be Addictive, But Could Also Promote Learning, Say Stanford Experts

Three researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Education offer their insights on the popular video game.

May 10, 2018

Decoding Fortnite: 5 Things Educators Need to Know About the Hit Video Game

How can schools prevent distractions and survive the Fortnite craze? Educators offer their best tips.

July 20, 2017

Minecraft Party to Raise Money for Technology in Philly Schools

Philadelphia's mayor and superintendent announced a "kid-safe gaming event" aimed at raising funds for teacher-led classroom technology projects.

January 05, 2017

Robotic 'Infant Simulators' Actually Promote Teen Pregnancy, Study Finds

A widely used simulation technology in schools appears to have backfired.

July 19, 2016

Evaluating the Power of Pokémon Go: Q&A with James Gee

James Gee, a pioneer of educational video game theory, talks about the benefits and potential downsides of the Pokémon Go phenomenon.

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