The National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) and the Institute of Play have joined forces to create the Gamekit Challenge Pack, designed to get teachers working together to design and analyze games oriented around student learning. The design challenges require teachers to play and make learning games, gather and analyze evidence, and share and reflect as a team. The challenges are based on NCLE’s collective knowledge and experience supporting effective teacher collaboration, and the work that the Institute of Play does with games and learning at its New York City public school, Quest to Learn.
The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicagobuilds bridges between youth and science, both inside and outside the classroom. On the museum’s Science at Home website, children can keep learning in place and at their own pace with science activities and topics they can access anytime.
The freevideo gameOccupy White Walls by StikiPixels allows users to design their own art gallery. Available on gaming platform Steam, the building experience features 2,200 unique architectural elements and more than 6,000 artworks ranging from Old Master paintings to contemporary creations.