The Playing with Data research project is currently recruiting 7th and 8th grade science teachers for a classroom-based study beginning in late September/early October 2017! The NSF-funded project is investigating how teachers use data from video gameplay for formative assessment. Participating teachers will use a mini-unit created to develop students’ basic skills in argumentation. The supplemental mini-unit includes an iPad-based game—Mars Generation One—designed to build argumentation skills through gameplay. The mini-unit also includes comprehensive lesson plans and classroom activities, which will be implemented during teachers’ regular units on Energy, and a capstone project for classroom debate. The length of implementation is approximately 3 weeks. Participants will be expected to spend approximately 10 hours beyond their regular teaching time completing study requirements (e.g., completing surveys and participating in interviews). Teachers will receive a $500.00 stipend at the end of the study.
Please visit the program website for more information: http://playingwithdata.edc.org.
Eligibility: To be eligible for the pilot and impact study, teachers may need access to iPads and Internet for every student during classroom periods when implementing the Playing with Data mini-unit.
Participating teachers will receive stipends of $500. Teachers who participate in the impact study will also receive teacher lesson plans (a supplemental mini-unit), premium access to the LRNG-GlassLab teacher dashboard, and premium access to all LRNG-GlassLab games for all participating students for one calendar year.