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Thursday, June 28 • 11:15am - 11:35am
From Apps to Nordic schools: How DragonBox created a full math curriculum with games, toys and storytelling

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For the last 2 years, DragonBox worked with Norwegian, Finnish and French teachers to pilot a play-based solution that covers the full math curriculum and involved 1300 school students. This talk will describe the challenges that involved creating a research-based pedagogical design that took into account the needs of students, teachers and administrators (spoiler: it was not easy). DragonBox School is a hybrid solution: games are complemented with multiple printed textbooks and story books: we'll also analyze why we reached that format rather than going all-digital. We recommend this talk for game creators interested in making real impact in schools.

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Gonzalo Frasca

Chief Design Officer, DragonBox
Gonzalo Frasca, PhD is Chief Design Officer at DragonBox and Professor of Videogames at Universidad ORT, Uruguay. Frasca is an award-winning game designer and scholar who has been creating videogames for the last 20 years. Some of his serious games includenewsgaming(dot)com's “September... Read More →

Thursday June 28, 2018 11:15am - 11:35am EDT
Room 104