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Jacqueline Schlasner

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Get A Life

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 12th

Students are in charge, helping their character "get a life" in this 10-15 minute, story-driven college and career awareness game. Get a Life is a playful way to learn about the cost of college, the education requirements of careers, how education can affect income, and how to deal with setbacks. Read more »

Game

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • ICAP
Paper Trail

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 11th - Undergraduate

In this college-level business ethics game, students are led down a rabbit hole of corporate cover-ups and corruption and must make difficult ethical decisions that affect their own fate and that of the company, its employees, and society at large. Read more »

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 11th - Undergraduate

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • Psychology, U.S. Government

In MACBETH, students learn to avoid common decision-making mistakes by practicing to recognize and mitigate certain cognitive biases. These are skills essential to intelligence analysts and anyone who has to make high-stakes decisions. Read more »

Game
Mission Prime

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 12th - Undergraduate

Through interactive visualizations and representations of classic optimization problems, "Mission Prime" helps students improve their conceptual understanding of calculus. Read more »

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 12th - Undergraduate

Course Course

  • AP Calculus
Deadly Distribution

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th - Undergraduate

In "Deadly Distribution," students must gather data to decide how to allocate and ration the resources needed to stop a deadly disease. Using the central limit theorem and related topics, students understanding of difficult topics. Read more »

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th - Undergraduate

Course Course

  • AP Statistics
Perfect Strain

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th - Undergraduate

In the real-time strategy game "Perfect Strain," students learn about natural selection, mutation, biological fitness, and common misconceptions about evolution. Read more »

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th - Undergraduate

Course Course

  • Biology I, Biology II
The Detective: Verona

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Designed for 9th to 12th graders, "The Detective: Verona" blends digital game-based learning principles with the world of Romeo and Juliet in modern times. Read more »

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th
Advance U: Learning Strategies

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 11th - 12th

Advance U: Learning Strategies introduces students to the concepts of goal setting and time management in an authentic, real-world environment. Read more »

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 11th - 12th
Functions of the Machine

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - Undergraduate

Functions of the Machine builds an understanding of the purpose and nature of mathematical functions though scaffolded problems. Read more »

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - Undergraduate

Course Course

  • Algebra 1, Algebra 2
Potions!

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Undergraduate

An evil wizard has cursed the creatures of the land with various ailments. Being (somewhat) skilled in potions, you’ve taken on the duty of curing the victims. Unfortunately magic is complex and you’ll need to do some experimenting to get it right. Read more »

Game

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Undergraduate