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What Defines a Teachable Moment: Solar Eclipse 2017

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by admin on Aug 28, 2017 7:50:24 PM

Across the country people stopped to experience the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st. Total solar eclipses happen infrequently.  So, Wednesday was an opportunity for people to experience an out-of-the-ordinary environmental phenomenon. We also were reminded by educators, scientists, and the press, that the eclipse would be a teachable moment for millions of people – a real-life opportunity for a hands-on lesson about the solar system.

Join us in D.C. at the Ed Games Expo!

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by admin on Aug 28, 2014 11:24:45 AM

Exciting news... Second Avenue team members will be on hand at the Entertainment Software Association's Ed Games Expo in Washington, D.C. next week! Stop by our table for demos and gameplay, and be sure to tweet us a picture if you do so.

Topics: Blog, Ed Games Expo, events, ESA

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Back to School Apps: Quacktions!

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by admin on Aug 26, 2014 10:58:23 AM

Now that it's officially back-to-school season, we are excited to announce that we have a brand new math app to share: Quacktions!

Topics: Blog, Quacktions, math, fractions, Apps, Back to School

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Save the Date: Geva's Summer Curtain Call

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by admin on May 22, 2014 7:35:26 AM

Please join us on June 6th at 6:30 pm for Geva's 2014 Summer Curtain Call. Our CEO Victoria Van Voorhis joins the VIP cast for what promises to be an entertaining evening. Aside from the show, you will enjoy dinner, live music, and auctions. Best part? Funds raised will benefit education programs at Geva, a gem in the Rochester community.

Topics: Blog, events, Geva Theatre, Summer Curtain Call

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John Jordan Joins Second Avenue Learning as Product Owner

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by admin on May 1, 2014 10:41:38 AM

ROCHESTER, NY-- Second Avenue Learning is pleased to announce that John Jordan has joined the company as Product Owner. John brings to Second Avenue an extensive background in strategic planning, acquisition skills, and product development.

Topics: Team Announcements, Press Releases

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Second Avenue Opinion: Oculus Rift

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by admin on Apr 11, 2014 7:25:27 AM

Is the purchase of Oculus Rift by Facebook a portent of things to come? How does the control of something that was once independent and open-source, by a closed-platform owner such as Facebook, promote or hinder innovation in the gaming space; serious or otherwise?

We want to know what you think: do you see any other content/hardware tie-ups that would be measurably good or bad for innovation?

Update: Have a look at this Fortune Tech article for a behind the scenes take on what sealed the deal for Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe.

Join the conversation: leave a comment below with your opinion!

-Emma

Topics: Blog, Oculus Rift, Current Events, Second Avenue Opinion, Facebook

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Join us at the House STEM App Challenge Workshop!

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by admin on Mar 28, 2014 10:45:41 AM

Local high school students: we have an exciting opportunity to share with you!

Topics: Blog, RIT MAGIC Center, Contest, events, 25th Congressional District, high school students, House STEM App Challenge

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Teachers: we want your feedback!

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by admin on Sep 6, 2013 11:09:33 AM

Happy Friday! For some, today rounds out the first week back in the classroom. Some of you might already have a couple of weeks under your belt. For nearly all, we know you are busy planning lessons and hammering out plans for the year. (That doesn't ever really stop, does it?)

Topics: Blog, Marvelous Machines, Serious Games, Game-based learning, STEM, Martha Madison

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Friday Fun: Electricity Theater at RMSC

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by admin on Aug 27, 2013 12:22:13 PM

Culture is important to us here at Second Avenue-- if you follow our tweets or facebook posts, you most likely have seen the pictures of us playing all different kinds of games in the conference room, grilling delicious items for lunch, and recently, making our own Belgian waffles (mmm). We call it Friday Fun.

Topics: Blog, RMSC, Friday Fun, Electricity Theater

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Back to School Resources: Inspiration for your Classroom

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by admin on Aug 22, 2013 6:56:28 AM

As summer comes to a close, we thought it would be the perfect time to share some of our favorite resources for Back to School. Whether you are headed back to the classroom this week or after Labor Day, we wish you a wonderful school year.

Topics: Blog, Edutopia, Teachers on Pinterest, Classroom Resources, We Are Teachers, Edmodo, Back to School, BrainPOP

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