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Maker of Prodigy Math Expands Into Literacy Learning With New Prodigy English Game

Game-based digital learning provider Prodigy Education today launched a new educational game focused on literacy called Prodigy English, building on the popularity of Prodigy Math that is used by 150 million students globally, the company said.

Survey: Most Young Kids Are Learning STEM at School

A large majority of students age 10 and younger are being taught STEM at school, and parents can't seem to get enough of it. A survey of 1,000 parents of students aged 10 and younger found that 78% reported that their kids are learning STEM-based curricula at least weekly. And 73% of parents want schools to adopt more STEM learning.

Increase in Mobile Gaming to Persist Beyond Pandemic

There was a surge in mobile gameplay when the pandemic began. According to a new report, nearly two-thirds of gamers increased the amount of time they played. And the majority of that activity will continue beyond the pandemic.

Kahoot Buys Language Game Company Drops

Online learning quiz maestro Kahoot! has acquired Drops, a company that produces language learning apps. Drops uses game-like activities to help people pick up a new language in daily five-minute sessions.

Kahoot Zapp Adds Zoom Integration

Learning quiz program company Kahoot! has announced a new version of its application specifically for Zoom, allowing users to access, host and play Kahoot games directly in Zoom meetings.

Minecraft for Chromebooks Arrives

As Microsoft promised a few weeks ago, the company has announced general availability of Minecraft: Education Edition for Chromebook devices, just in time for the start of school. The release comes with two new features for all users.

The Fine Line in Game Based Learning

Games can be powerful learning experiences, as long as adaptive learning doesn’t put an algorithm, rather than the student, in the driver’s seat.

Minecraft Coming to Chromebook

Microsoft: Education Edition is coming to the Chromebook, and the Microsoft division is seeking beta testers. Up until now, people had to run hacks if they wanted to play the game on their Chromebook computers.

Minecraft Gets Hub for Teaching Resources

Microsoft has compiled a hub of resources for helping teachers and families use Minecraft: Education Edition to teach students at home.

Seniors Can Participate in Minecraft Graduation Ceremony

Some students are using Minecraft during their "self-quarantines" to recreate their campuses. And at least one group is planning a national graduation ceremony to take place in their virtual world.

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