Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Are Existing Tech Tools Effective for Teachers and Students?

Are Existing Tech Tools Effective for Teachers and Students?

| April 22, 2014 | 6 Comments

The Gates Foundation released a report today surveying teachers and students on the kinds of digital tools they’d like to see available in classrooms.

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NGLC Shifts Focus To Funding Experimental Schools

NGLC Shifts Focus To Funding Experimental Schools

| September 10, 2013 | 3 Comments

The Next Generation Learning Challenge (NGLC) is moving towards funding schools that want to shift from traditional teaching to more experimental models.

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Can Digital Games Boost Students’ Test Scores?

Can Digital Games Boost Students’ Test Scores?

| June 17, 2013 | 21 Comments

A new report released today reveals the results attempting to answer the question: do digital games and simulation help students studying science, technology, math, and engineering achieve better learning outcomes?

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GameDesk Opens New Game-Based School

GameDesk Opens New Game-Based School

| September 4, 2012 | 10 Comments

GameDesk By Andrew Miller GameDesk, an organization that’s developing a variety of game-based learning initiatives, is venturing into new terrain with the opening of a new school and the development of new digital tools, with millions of dollars in funding from both the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and AT&T. The PlayMaker School, funded by […]

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Drowning in Student Data? Two Companies Offer Solutions

Drowning in Student Data? Two Companies Offer Solutions

| October 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

By Betsy Corcoran, EdSurge Teachers who want to use technology in the classroom to its best potential typically face a problem dealing with computers that’s weirdly reminiscent of dealing with a roomful of bright but disruptive students: It can be too much of a good thing. With sophisticated high-tech tools comes a deluge of data, […]

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$7 Million Grants Awarded to Help Boost College Readiness

$7 Million Grants Awarded to Help Boost College Readiness

| June 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Today, the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC), an education technology grant program funded by the Gates Foundation, announced the 19 winners of its latest wave of project funding aimed at the K-12 level. Last fall, the Gates Foundation announced its NGLC initiative, a multi-year project to help support programs that boost college preparedness and college […]

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What’s Your College Story?

What’s Your College Story?

| October 6, 2010 | 1 Comment

The creatives at Good have come up with an interesting challenge. Hoping to make a strong case for going to college, they’re asking for submissions from the public for “stories success and frustration as a nontraditional student trying to obtain your post-secondary degree.” Submissions can come in the form of videos, emails, photos, or any […]

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