New online math game – Wowzers!

Research
“A company that creates educational virtual worlds has introduced a new online product designed to help third through fifth graders get better at math. Wowzers comes from Brain Hurricane, a company that develops academic material for K-8 students in reading and math. The new release, which combines adaptive math instruction with game-based collaboration, was shown during the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference, which took place in San Diego last week…The Web-based service recently won the CODiE award for the best classroom management system and K-12 solution from the trade group Software & Information Industry Association, which runs an annual education-focused award program.”

Dian Schaffhause
http://thejournal.com/articles/2012/07/02/wowzers-tackles-elementary-math-with-online-games.aspx

The game costs $25 per student or $7000 per school.

Links:

http://www.wowzers.com/

http://www.brainhurricane.com/

About Gaming and Education

Through my research, I have found that games are a powerful tool for learning for players of all ages. Last year I earned my doctorate in Educational Leadership at Azusa Pacific University. My dissertation was entitled - Higher Order Thinking Skills in Digital Games. I have presented my research at the annual convention of the California Educational Research Association. In addition to teaching, I assist other researchers who are working in the field of games and Learning.

Posted on July 10, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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