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Last week, part of the Triad crew travelled to the White House with http://www.thinkzonegames.com, one of our partner companies, present on our new career education app, Hats & Ladders. We were lucky enough to attend because our app was one of the finalists in the Reach Higher Career App Challenge, a challenge calling upon mobile app developers to submit mobile solutions to improve student access to information about careers. During the day-long meeting, we were able to demo our app, talk to government and industry folks about how our app can help students with career exploration, and see demos of some of the other apps being developed as part of the challenge. We are hopeful to win the challenge, with an announcement for a grand prize winner expected in a few weeks. We’ll be sure to post again when the announcement is made.
Triad Interactive Media creates serious games for training and learning, having developed solutions for K-12, higher education, corporations, and government. We are pioneers in serious games design and development and have built serious games solutions for education, business development, and training. We have won national and international awards for our games—e.g., CODiE for Best Educational Game; however, we are most proud of the way we engage learners. Let Triad work with your organization to build games or interactive training solutions that align with your training or learning goals. Contact Us to begin the conversation.
One of Triad’s partners, ThinkZone Games, is excited to announce that we are finalists in the Reach Higher Career App Challenge. The challenge, sponsored by Luminosity Labs and the U.S. Department of Education, is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative. The Challenge launched last October, calling for new mobile technologies to help students navigate education and career pathways.
Our app, Hats & Ladders, is a game-based app that supports middle and high school career exploration with swipe-to-choose self-assessments, connected activities, and mini-challenges. Hats & Ladders provides repeat exposure to a broad spectrum of careers and enables students to draw connections between their personal attributes and multiple pathways to career success. Once the product is complete, we will post additional details on our blog, so be sure to subscribe to our news via RSS.
The latest version of our confusing words app, Which Word?, is now available in the Apple App Store. Updates to the app include the addition of new word pairs and a new quiz function for users to test skills on confusing word pairs! Description: English has dozens of words that speakers and writers often confuse because the rules governing them are odd or because the words sound alike. For example, when should you use whom instead of who, or lie instead of lay? What’s the difference between principle and principal, or capital and capitol? Using the wrong word can undermine your credibility and prove embarrassing in social and professional settings. To ensure that you use proper English, you should consult the app WhichWord, which contains short and clear explanations of when to use over-confusing words in English. Get Which Word? 2.0
Triad was a part of the ED Games Expo again this year! On December 9, 2015, the ED Games Expo showcased 30 small business firms and 60 games for learning developed with the support of SBIR. At the Expo, attendees played serious learning games while meeting the developers. It was the 3rd year in a row for the Expo (see a recap of the 2013 Expo here to read this link content and the 2014 Expo here) and 2nd year in a row for Triad. The event was open to the public and free to attend.
Triad Interactive Media and our NYC friends Electric Funstuff were both Gold winners at the Serious Play Conference! Triad won for our math education program, PlatinuMath, a game-based professional development program for training K-8 pre-service and in-service teachers in mathematics. This recognition program honors outstanding serious games that deliver a high quality of engagement and measurable training or learning opportunities. Read more details here.