Researchers and Teachers collaborate on Educational Video Games

January 30, 2017

Ten middle school teachers from across the state spent the day with University of Wisconsin researchers, including David Gagnon, director of Field Day Lab, co-designing video games that will be used in the classroom.

Program participant and Middleton middle school teacher Sarah Sprangers said educational video games would provide another way for teachers to connect with their students.

"Technology is such an integral part of their lives," she said. "It seems only natural and important to include that in the classroom."

The group of teachers is part of a UW fellowship program that is funded by the National Science Foundation, which fosters collaborations between researchers and educators.

Program facilitators said this group of teachers is expected to create games in the next few months that will be played by people across the country.

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