gaming systems

PLEx Life Science

Based on Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core, PLEx Life Science contains four game-based curriculum units and two enrichment games. These games for grades 5–9 focus on subjects such as cell functions and processes; heredity and genetics; plant functions and processes; and inheritance, unity and diversity.

Manga High

These free online educational games are designed to teach students in grades 1 through 10 various math skills. Manga High uses adaptive technology to give slower learners their own pathway into math, and give more confident students the opportunity to excel. Teachers can emphasize specific skills by giving students personalized to-do lists.

Globaloria

A K12 social-learning platform, Globaloria teaches young people how to design and code educational games. Each Globaloria course provides a 40- to 100-hour game-design curriculum using industry-standard tools, a customized learning platform, and programming and design tutorials. Online coaching by industry experts and educator professional development is also available.

New Books

Recommended reading for district leaders.

Reaching Digital Natives on Their Terms

Making your technology environment student centered.

EDUGAMING: Playing to Learn

A guide to one segment of education technology

X-FACTOR: Finalists

Two districts won a one-year unlimited license for Academy of READING and Academy of MATH including training and implementation

Math Video Gaming Engages

New York City Department of Education finds curriculum solution.