Gaming & Gamification


Minecraft: Education Edition Now Out in Full Release

The full version of Minecraft: Education Edition is now available. The latest edition adds new features not seen in the preview release, including a "Classroom Mode."

Triseum Unveils 3D Game That Teaches Calculus

A Texas-based education gaming company founded through the LIVE Lab at Texas A&M University unveiled a new game focused on calculus at Educause 2016.

Global Classroom Display Market Expected to Grow 30% by 2020

The global classroom displays market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 30.04 percent during the period 2016-2020, according to a new report by Dublin-based firm Research and Markets.

PBS Kids Launches Tablet with Educational Content and Parental Controls

PBS Kids is launching its first tablet — the Playtime Pad. Produced by electronics company Ematic, the 16 GB children’s tablet is designed to provide a one-stop destination for PBS Kids’ educational content, with more than 25 games and 120 video clips and music videos pre-loaded, along with more than 100 hours of video on the PBS Kids video app.

ExoTrex Aims to Promote STEM Equity via Gaming

Dig-It! Games has launched episode one of its new game ExoTrex, the first in a planned series of three episodes that aim to educate and motivate students through scientific space adventures.

Full Release of Minecraft: Education Edition Coming in November

The full version of Minecraft: Education Edition is slated to be released Nov. 1 with new features, including a "Classroom Mode." Nov. 1 will also be the cut-off date for users of the free early access edition.

Companies Settle with New York to Stop Tracking Children Online

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has reached settlements with four major companies, blocking them from using tracking technology on their popular children’s websites.

46,000 Students to Build Robots and STEM Skills in FIRST Tech Challenge

More than 46,000 students worldwide are expected to build robots and STEM skills during the FIRST Tech Challenge, “Velocity Vortex,” which kicked off Sept. 10 and continues through 2017.

Angry Birds English Learning App on iOS and Android

The popular video game Angry Birds has been turned into a mobile app designed to help kids learn English. Finnish game developer Rovio Entertainment is collaborating with papagei.com, a video language learning platform, to create “Learn English with Angry Birds,” an app for iOS and Android devices.

Gaming Startup Deploys STEM Initiatives in 223 Schools

GameSalad has introduced its STEM-based education initiatives, reaching more than 6,700 students.

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