Silicon Valley Urges Coding Curriculum

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A recent posting in the New York Times highlights the importance of adding coding to our schools curriculum. The article follows founder of Code.org, explaining trials and successes of the tech industry to heighten relativity of programming as a common core standard. The computer science industry raises questions about essential US learning guides for success. In most recent media, Tim …

Proud Member of CS For All

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Powered by the White House and driven by some of the most innovative minds in technology, Computer Science for All (CSforAll) is an initiative designed to “empower all students from kindergarten through high school to learn computer science.”  Along with that lofty objective, CSforAll also aspires to equip those students with “the computational thinking skills they need to be creators …

Puzzlets Redefining “Remedial”

Matt Eversole Education, School Snapshot

School Snapshot is a blog series which illustrates how Puzzlets and its various games have been implemented into classrooms across the United States; and how they have impacted how students learn, through the eyes of education professionals. Teachers are generally aware that each their students possess unique learning styles, but what can we do with students that inexplicably fall-behind their …

Games & Grit

Joe Norden Education

Way back in the 1930s, author Napoleon Hill decided to study successful men and women in an attempt to find something they had in common that might help others achieve their own success. Surprisingly, he found nothing in the way of specific genius or super-human abilities in those high achievers. Rather, the overall skills of the group seemed to be …

Establishing Educational Credibility

Matt Eversole Education

focusing on educational engagement Digital Dream Labs CEO, Jacob Hanchar, discusses how advances in educational technolgy will help American students attain high-paying careers in STEM. The webinar covers why the Digital Dream Labs team focuses on educational validity and some recent Puzzlets announcements, including: the Digital Promise study on the engagement of Puzzlets in the classroom, our Phase I Small …

Tangible Talks: Puzzlets Podcast

Tangible Talks: Episode 1

Matt Eversole Education, Tangible Talks

looking beyond computational thinking In the first episode of Tangible Talks: the Puzzlets Podcast, we’re speaking with Laura Lamont, an educational consultant from the Appalachian Intermediate Unit. The conversation covers topics ranging from how tangible learning elements can be effective in early childhood education to how Cork the Volcano can be used to augment ELA (English Language Arts) curriculum. Have …

Cultivating the Maker Mindset

Matt Eversole Education

shifting the conversation The maker movement has taken root, and has become a catalyzing force of innovation and discovery for our youth. Working on projects that we care about provides intrinsic motivation and perseverance, and helps build confidence through experience. Despite knowledge of all the positive outcomes of projects where physical artifacts are made, we still struggle with cultivating a …

Digital Dream Labs Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Primo Toys

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By now, many of you have heard that Digital Dream Labs has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against UK-based Primo Toys for marketing and selling an educational toy in the U.S. that infringes on one of our patents. Here’s an FAQ that answers questions that you may have about the lawsuit. When we designed Puzzlets, we developed an innovative method …

Puzzlets Selected for NSF Award

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The National Science Foundation has chosen Digital Dream Labs to participate in a SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Phase 1 Project. The $225,000 award will fund exploration of extending the Puzzlets platform from two to three dimensions to teach the fundamentals of engineering to young students. According to the award abstract, “The SBIR Phase I Project will explore, through the …