Orwell Award Announcement SusanOhanian.Org Home


Gates to help schools adopt common core standards


Ohanian Comment: The Gates Foundation is announcing on Wednesday that it will be investing $20 million in game-based learning and other tools to help the new national education standards into the classroom.

There is sure to be a home edition of these games--so that hyperactive parents can check up on their kids' mastery of "The Vicar of Wakefield," Roman numerals, and other need-to-know material for becoming workers in the Global Economy.


by The Associated Press

SEATTLE ΓΆ€”

The Gates Foundation is announcing on Wednesday that it will be investing $20 million in game-based learning and other tools to help the new national education standards into the classroom.

The foundation wants to help teachers engage students in learning the challenging new standards being adopted by more than 40 states.

The foundation says some Web-based games and social-networking platforms will be available for any teacher to use for free. They will include video games that build proficiency in math, reading and science, as well as a new game platform that can be used for various subjects.

Wednesday's announcement also includes money for Web-based classes aligned to the national standards. Game developers and curriculum writers from around the world are involved in the project.

— Associated Press
Seattle Times

2011-04-27

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2014888644_apusgatesfoundationeducation1stldwritethru.html?syndication=rss

na


MORE OUTRAGES


FAIR USE NOTICE
This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of education issues vital to a democracy. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information click here. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.