Teachers To Go Head to Head in Tabula Gaming Tournament at FETC

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Educators this month will go head to head in a multi-player educational gaming tournament at the FETC 2008 conference in Florida. In the event, the "State Challenge Multiplayer Educational Games (MEG) Tournament," presented by Tabula Digita, competitors will represent their states in an effort to bring home a site license of Tabula's DimensionM Evolver Multiplayer gaming software.

Tabula's DimensionM series incorporates algebra and pre-algebra lessons into a 3D environment in which players carry out missions (lessons) in single-player or multi-player tournament-style games. For the competition at FETC, players will use their math skills to advance through a series of timed Meltdown games by solving linear equations.

"It's important for educators to get first hand experience with a teaching tool that students embrace and is proven to accelerate the understanding and comprehension of abstract concepts like Algebra," said Ntiedo Etuk, chief executive officer and co-founder of Tabula Digita. "This tournament will give teachers and administrators the opportunity to understand the excitement that students feel when they learn new concepts and skills using video game technology, and to see how effective video game technology can be in encouraging collaboration as well."

Pre-qualifying rounds for the tournament will be held Jan. 24 in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Finalists will compete in the championship round Jan. 25. Finalists will receive prizes from sponsor Houghton Mifflin Learning Technology, and the winner will receive a site license for the DimensionM Evolver Multiplayer gaming software.

As of today, educators from California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin have signed up for the event. The first educators from each state to register (information below) will be entered to win a $100 gift card.

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David Nagel is the executive producer for 1105 Media's online K-12 and higher education publications and electronic newsletters. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. He can now be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/THEJournalDave (K-12) or http://twitter.com/CampusTechDave (higher education). You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10390192.

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