"By leveraging the engaging and interactive nature of video games, this year's Education Challenge Grant winners will cultivate richer learning environments that capture students' interest and imagination," said
A blue-ribbon panel of judges selected the grant winners, choosing schools based on the creativity of their proposals to use computer and video games to strengthen existing curricula.
Now in its second year, the Education Challenge Grant is offered in collaboration with the
2013 ESA Foundation Education Challenge Grant Recipients
Project Title: Urban Planning & Design Through SimCity
Using SimCity, this urban planning and design-focused school will provide students with an interactive simulation of an urban planner's day-to-day work, and will require them to create videos and write blogs about the virtual cities they create.
Project Title: Behind the Scenes with The Sims
Latino and African American students will learn computer programming and graphic design by exploring The Sims and will use Scratch and App Inventor to create their own games, with the goal of encouraging them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math-related fields.
Project Title: Primary Life Skills and Technology
Students with developmental disabilities will improve their reading, writing, math, communication, and social skills using
Created by the American entertainment software industry, the
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