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September Newsletter

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

You can read the September 2010 Newsletter here. Volume 1.4, September 2010. Technology Enables Tiny Dreams

Video games increasing your sight.

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

You CAN teach an old neuron new tricks.  How do you manage this great feat?  How do you get your brain to function better than it currently does?  You can play video games! Daphne Bavelier and her lab at the University of Rochester have demonstrated that playing video games can improve your eyesight, in particular, […]

NIAID and Innovative Education Programs

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Immune Attack 2.0 is being developed with funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).  The NIAID funds research in everything from basic viral replication mechanisms to innovative AIDS treatments, from basic To read more about the NIAID and their work, you can download their PDF, or see their website.   Today, […]

The benefits of playing videogames may surprise you.

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Here is a current article that talks about the different benefits of playing video games. The Office of Naval Research posted an article about its program officer Dr. Ray Perez and his research discussing the benefits of playing video games. If you’re interested in the subject I found a great paper from 2005 about Learning […]

August Newsletter

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

View our August Newsletter here. To register for our Newsletter, go to our registration page. And please give us feed back about anything at all at our feedback survey (extremely short). And please!  If you are a teacher, we really really want your feedback!!!  Please answer a few (very few) questions about Immune Attack!  HERE.

Immune Attack in the press.

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Cell Article on Video games 2010 Amy Maxmen wrote an article about Immune Attack for Cell!  Maxmen keeps you up to date about the push from the President and First Lady to make sure we are using video games and all learning technology to their fullest potential.   And then Maxmen summaries what scientists think of […]

Want to Design Science Video Games?

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

We need you! FAS Educational Technology Program is collaborating with Muzzy Lane Software to create a series of video games that help middle school students and teachers prepare for middle school science proficiency exams.  The collaboration is intended to draw in teachers, students, game designers and anyone interested to contributing to the design of the […]

A History of Immune Attack

Monday, December 7th, 2009

2001 The Beginning:  Gathering Evidence. The Federation of American Scientists started gathering research about how technology could be used to transform education in 2001.  Under the guidance of their new president Henry Kelly, the FAS launched the Learning Science and Technology Research and Development Roadmap project, which brought together approximately 100 researchers from the academic, […]

E.O. Wilson says Games are the future of Education

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Dr. E. O. Wilson is interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition by Will Wright, the creator of the video game, The Sims.  Dr. Wilson is Professor Emeritus (retired) at Harvard. You can listen to the interview on NPR’s website. At the beginning of the interview, E. O. Wilson says that games are the future of education.  […]

Making Molecular Biology Video Games!

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

McKinley Technology High School students, and other students from across Washington, DC, learned to make their own video games this summer, using a program called Game Maker.  They also learned to create their own 3D images. What kind of games dis they make?   What kinds of objects did they model? Well, this summer at […]

Science on Video

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

The Virtual Science Fair…… The ability to convey scientific concepts in an engaging way is important. Our society and government, every company and every family must address problems of molecular science every day… No, really, we do! How does chemical pollution kill animals? Why is heating food in a microwave bad for us? No one […]

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