games

The Radix Endeavor

The Radix Endeavor is a multiplayer online game for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning in high school.

The game is funded by the Gates Foundation, and under development at the MIT Education Arcade in collaboration with Filament Games. The initial phase will cover topics in biology, algebra, geometry, probability, and statistics, providing students with a collaborative, social experience in a systems-based game world where they can explore how the world works and discover important scientific concepts.  

Play The Radix Endeavor!

 

Professor Klopfer to Host an Ask Me Anything on Reddit

Tuesday October 21 at 1:00 PM ET, Professor Eric Klopfer will host an AMA on Reddit.  Join the session and ask those buring questions you have about Educational Technology, game design or anything else you'd like to know. 

Radix Endeavor September Newsletter

The Radix Endeavor September Newsletter is out and includes important information about the AY 2014-2015 Pilot for our new game designed to support middle and high school math and science.  The newsletter includes updates on how teachers can use the game and how they might participate in the pilot, as well as registration details for the September 16th Radix Webinar. Check it out today and share with your colleagues!

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for EdTechX: A series of online courses in educational technology

MIT's Education Arcade and Scheller Teacher Education Program are launching EdTechX, a series of six-week long MITx online courses on EdX.  Two of the four courses in the series are now open for registration: 

  • Design and Development of Educational Technology: (Starts October 8, 2014) This project-based course explores educational technologies and the theories underlying their development through interviews with experts in the field.
  • Introduction to Game Design: (Starts October 22, 2014) A practical introduction to game design and game design concepts, emphasizing the basic tools of game design: paper and digital prototyping, design iteration, and user testing.

 
From theory to application, the EdTech XSeries will help learners understand, design, develop, and implement a variety of educational technology to enhance learning for all. The EdTech XSeries will highlight how education and educational tools are evolving and position participants as thought-leaders and implementers in this fast-growing field.  Each of the courses is project-based, incorporates collaborative group as well individual work, self-assessment as well as peer review, and concludes with a culminating project. Each course is taught by an MIT Professor and as is supplemented with interviews in the field with some of the world’s leading experts sharing their insights.
Three levels of registration are available. Participants can audit the course or earn an honor code certificate at no cost.  Or, for a nominal fee, participants can receive an ID verified certificate.
 

August Workshops for Teachers

Formal and Informal educators have a few more opportunties to participate in Education Arcade and Scheller Teacher Education Programs (STEP)  workshops this summer. Register today for the session that means your scheduling and personal development requirements:

  • August 1 Introduction to Programming with StarLogo Nova – – a fun, hands-on workshop for teachers interested in learning how to program 3D games and/or science simulation models using StarLogo Nova, an online educational software tool with a graphical programming interface.
  • August 6 Introduction to Programming with StarLogo Nova – a fun, hands-on workshop for teachers interested in learning how to program 3D games and/or science simulation models using StarLogo Nova, an online educational software tool with a graphical programming interface.

Summer Workshops for Students, Teachers, and Mentors

The Education Arcade and Scheller Teacher Education Programs (STEP) at MIT will be hosting a series of events this summer for secondary school teachers interested in using games, simulations and programming tools with their students.  Register today for the session that means your scheduling and personal development requirements:

Daylong Workshop, Using Games in the HS Classroom

On Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 9 am - 3:30 pm, The Radix Team is hosting a one-day professional development session that will address many of your questions about using an online game for STEM learning within the classroom environment. This fun, hands-on workshop on the MIT campus will address:

  • How games can be used to set the context for or reinforce difficult concepts
  • The learning standards addressed in The Radix Endeavor
  • How scaffolding is addressed within specific quest lines
  • In-game assessments
  • Reports and built-in teacher monitoring tools
  • Options for enrolling in the Radix Pilot

REGISTER TODAY

StarLogo Nova

StarLogo Nova (www.slnova.org) is the new online iteration of StarLogo, following in StarLogo TNG's footsteps. StarLogo Nova builds upon TNG's innovations, with several language refinements and new features, including:

StarLogo Nova Turtle

Createedit, and run games and simulations right in the browser, no installation necessary.

Share projects in public galleries for the world to see.

Collaborate on projects with other users.

Incorporate your own sounds and Collada format 3D models into your projects.

Organize code more clearly, with all runtime code now placed on breed pages.

Program agent interactions more easily with new Detection blocks.
Customize your breeds with user-created traits like energy, health, lives, inventory, etc.

Easily work with hundreds of agents, even on older computers or Chromebooks.

With no predefined agent limits, create 10,000 agents or more on powerful computers.

MIT STEP is pleased to offer several professional development opportunities for this exciting new tool this summer. Check the Workshops page for more information.

Radix Team to Host Webinar, "Using Multiplayer Games in the High School Classroom"

On March 13, 2014 at 3:30 PM ET, MIT Researchers will host a webinar to discuss how their new game, The Radix Endeavor can be used to support high school math and biology instruction. They will talk about the benefits of role-playing and immersive virtual environments in general and more specifically about how teachers can start using The Radix Endeavor in their classrooms. High school math and biology teachers are encouraged to attend.
REGISTER TODAY! Be Sure to enter event # 641123549

Daylong PD Session, Using Games in the HS Classroom

On Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 9 am - 3:30 pm, The Radix Team is hosting a one-day professional development session that will address many of your questions about using an online game for STEM learning within the classroom environment. This fun, hands-on workshop on the MIT campus will address:

  • How games can be used to set the context for or reinforce difficult concepts
  • The learning standards addressed in The Radix Endeavor
  • How scaffolding is addressed within specific quest lines
  • In-game assessments
  • Reports and built-in teacher monitoring tools
  • Options for enrolling in the Radix Pilot

REGISTER TODAY