EdLab Edtech Take/Talk, Seminar and Demo Night 2 alums Teachley.com and Teacher's College alum, Kara Carpenter, have exciting news... they recently won a "Phase II" Education Grant from the White House and Department of Education. Read the official announcement here. Additionally, listed below, is a description of this grant contest:
Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the final winners of this year’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract awards—funds that are reserved for entrepreneurial small businesses using cutting-edge R&D to develop commercially viable technologies to solve tough problems. And there’s something that may surprise you about the winning contracts: More than half—or 12 in all—are for games and game-related projects, more than in any previous year. That says a lot about the increasingly creative field of educational games, and the growing base of evidence indicating that games can be an important and effective component of our strategy to prepare a highly skilled 21st century American workforce.