DoSomething.org is partnering with 3M for the third year in a campaign called Science Sleuth.Science Sleuth uses an SMS text-message game that asks young people to solve a mystery on their phone, using their math and science skills. At the end of the game, players unlock funding to support STEM projects in classrooms in need. Young people can visit DoSomething.org/clue to sign up to play Science Sleuth. Players who share the game with three friends will have the chance to win a $5,000 scholarship.
Nancy Drew Codes and CluesMystery Game sparks an interest in coding, especially for girls, through a fun and engaging story. The mystery adventure also builds critical thinking and reading skills, as students read along with story dialogue. As members of Nancy Drew’s De-TECH-Tive crew, players choose disguises, find clues, and program a robot puppy to solve the mystery of a missing project at the Tech Fair.
Learning through digital technology and video games can lead to more peaceful societies, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the educational arm of the United Nations. The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development has created two games aimed at teaching students about global citizenship and sustainable development.
An esports league has launched a free high school curriculum to help teachers use gaming to boost student learning. Gaming Concepts, from the High School Esports League (HSEL), was written as a turnkey curriculum that almost anyone with even rudimentary computer skills can teach.