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Triad Partner ThinkZone Is a Finalist in Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Challenge

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.

Which Word? 2.0 Now in the iTunes App Store

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 a Part of the ED GAMES EXPO

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 Wins Gold Award from the Serious Play Conference

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.

Triad Interactive Media Wins Serious Play Gold Award

Triad Interactive Media Wins Serious Play Gold Award

Project NEO: Assessing and Changing Preservice Teacher Science Knowledge

Van Eck, R., Guy, M., Young, T., Winger, A., & Brewster, S. (2014). Project NEO: Assessing and Changing Preservice Teacher Science Knowledge with a Video Game. Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE 14th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies  (pp. 339-343). Athens, Greece: IEEE 14th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies. doi: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ICALT.2014.102

Triad’s PlatinuMath wins 2015 BESSIE Award

Winners for the 21st Annual Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIEs) were recently announced, and we won for our product, PlatinuMath, which took the award for Best Math Simulation! The ComputED Gazette’s BESSIE Awards go to products that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence.

Triad & PlatinuMath on Cronkite News!

Exciting news! Triad and PlatinuMath were featured on when a recent panel of educational gaming experts met last week in Washington, DC advocating for more serious educational gaming in schools! PlatinuMath is designed to engage and motivate teachers with learning math and gaming—building a passion for games AND math—so that they make take that passion back to the classroom! See the video here.

Clip from Triad's News Appearance

Clip from Triad’s News Appearance

New Web Site Ready for PlatinuMath Math Professional Development for K-8 Teachers

Our new PlatinuMath Web site is active and ready to go!! Check it out if you haven’t yet (Access Here). Continue reading below if you want to get a quick idea of what the product is and who it’s designed for.

PlatinuMath is a suite of math games packaged within a comprehensive professional development toolkit for preservice and practicing K-8 teachers. There is also a student version available for teachers who have trained with the product.

PlatinuMath is a comprehensive math learning program featuring a spellbounding steampunk adventure narrative AND fun & addictive math learning games! But that’s just the beginning… For future and practicing teachers, the product provides a comprehensive learning experience for brushing up on math skills and becoming more comfortable using gaming in the classroom. The product also features classroom learning resources and lesson planning tools to help supercharge math learning in the classroom. PlatinuMath provides:

  • Math Learning Professional Development for K-8 Teachers
  • Mapping to Common Core & State Standards
  • Games with Differentiated Learning (6 Levels of Difficulty)
  • Teacher Resources for Blended Learning & Lesson Planning
  • Student Versions for Grades 4-8 & Developmental Students

PlatinuMath for K-8 Teachers & Students