On January 8, FableVision will present at the 5th annual ED Games Expo hosted by the U.S. Department of Education. Bringing together the top players in educational game development and recipients of the prestigious SBIR grant, we are gearing up to showcase three of our finest examples of game-based education at work. This event follows on the Department’s continuing efforts to increase its commitment to exploring the potential of learning games and research into their effectiveness.
FableVision has been in the education and game development world for over 20 years and along the way, we have picked up some valuable lessons to inform the work we do. By working with partners like WNET, Learning Games Network, TERC, and other content matter experts, we are building better-informed experiences that leave a big impact. We are excited to bring together research, education, and play to create games that have the potential to transform education.
Together with our sister company FableVision Learning, we are extending an invitation to see you there! Below is a preview of the games and tools we’re showcasing. Take a look, get psyched, and come by to try your hand at playing the games yourself at what is always an exciting event for students, educators, agency employees, and kids-at-heart.
Cyberchase Fractions Quest is an immersive, story-based mobile game that engages 3rd and 4th grade students in fractions learning. Based on the latest research on how young learners best develop fractions’ knowledge and skills, and featuring the worlds and characters of the award-winning Cyberchase PBS series, players swipe, tap, and slice their way through this imaginative, challenging, and fun game. FableVision Studios produced this game in collaboration with THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET and the Education Development Center’s Center for Children and Technology (EDC/CCT). The game is a Phase II SBIR award recipient and is currently undergoing full development and evaluation as an education technology product in classrooms and schools.
Zoombinis, the little blue guys on a logical journey, are back and this time they’re mobile. Through a partnership with TERC, a not-for-profit leader in K-12 math and science education, and the Learning Games Network, a not-for-profit game company, FableVision Studios embarked on an epic journey to relaunch the classic, beloved ’90s game Logical Journey of Zoombinis for today’s generation. Through Zoombinis, players learn important life skills including algebraic thinking, data analysis, and theory formulation in a fun and engaging setting. With 12 puzzles and four levels of increasing difficulty in each, players are constantly challenged, improving their problem-solving skills as they advance through the game.
Fab@School Maker Studio is a web-based design and fabrication tool for students in PreK to grade 8 to design, invent, and build their own geometric constructions and working machines using low-cost materials like paper, cardstock or cardboard and a wide range of tools from scissors to inexpensive 2D cutters, 3D printers and laser cutters. Developed by FableVision Studios, Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning and Creativity, with initial funding in 2010 by ED/IES SBIR.
ED GAMES EXPO: Showcasing Learning Games Developed through SBIR
When: Monday, January 8 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Free and open to the public!