Reimagine Learning

Upcoming Webinar: Game Changer, Transforming Middle School Science

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by admin on Feb 11, 2013 7:48:00 AM

Second Avenue Learning, recognized leader in educational games, is developing a collaborative multiplayer game to teach middle school physical science, Martha Madison's Marvelous Machines.

We are working in collaboration with our friends at BrainPOP to bring you a sneak peek at the ground-breaking game that encourages collaboration while engaging students through exploration, scaffolding and rewards for solving missions. Middle school teachers are invited to help shape the final design before it hits the classroom.

Join us for this rare opportunity!

Tuesday, February 12th at 4:30 pm ET. Click here to register, it's free!

Topics: Blog, Martha Madison: Marvelous Machines, webinar

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Second Avenue at TEDxRochester

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by admin on Nov 5, 2012 8:02:00 AM

Today we're at TEDxRochester, an independently organized TED event devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

Our CEO Victoria Van Voorhis will speak about serious games and education today at 1:30 pm. We will be sure to share a link to the video of her talk once posted by TEDxRochester.

Meanwhile, have a look at our table: we're showcasing both Voters Ed and our progress on Martha Madison's Marvelous Machines, our NSF backed collaborative physical science game. If you're at TEDxRochester, be sure to stop by and grab a controller. Not able to attend in person? Follow the conversation on twitter with the hashtag #TEDxRoc.

-Emma

Topics: Blog, TEDxRochester, Voters Ed, Martha Madison: Marvelous Machines

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Stay tuned for updates on Martha Madison's Marvelous Machines

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by admin on Aug 17, 2012 7:38:11 AM

This morning marks the end of our Kickstarter campaign, and our send off is bittersweet. First and foremost, thank you for your generous support of Martha Madison’s Marvelous Machines!

Topics: Blog, Kickstarter, Martha Madison: Marvelous Machines

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Impressive results from efficacy and play testing

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by admin on Jul 31, 2012 9:01:00 AM

Kickstarter Project Update #3, our results from efficacy and play testing

Why did we play test? We play tested to make sure kids could play the game and had fun doing so, an important step for both entertainment and educational games.

What do we mean by efficacy testing? We had a diverse group of kids answer questions about their knowledge of science and their favorite subjects. Next, we gathered lots of data while they played the game, and again afterward.

Our results were GREAT.

Topics: Blog, Martha Madison: Marvelous Machines

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Thank you for the incredible support!

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by admin on Jul 20, 2012 7:42:48 AM

Greetings! We are building great momentum for Martha Madison, almost at $4K so far!

Topics: Blog, Education, Kickstarter, Martha Madison: Marvelous Machines, STEM

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Her Rochester Feature: Video Game Aims to Interest Girls in STEM

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by admin on Jul 18, 2012 12:12:29 PM

ROCHESTER, NY-- Second Avenue Learning CEO Victoria Van Voorhis was featured in a HerRochester.com article discussing Martha Madison's Marvelous Machines, and the potential that the game holds for the future of STEM education. Van Voorhis is a strong proponent of learning through play. Her goals for the game include improving educational outcomes for all students, no matter the gender or ethnicity and encouraging girls to pursue study of and careers in science. Second Avenue plans to distribute the game for the 2013-2014 school year.

Topics: Press Releases, News, Martha Madison: Marvelous Machines

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Coming Soon to Kickstarter!

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by admin on Jul 6, 2012 11:37:34 AM

Our team has a very exciting announcement to share.

Topics: Blog, Kickstarter, Martha Madison: Marvelous Machines

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Serious Games, Games for Health in Rochester

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by admin on Jul 6, 2012 10:09:33 AM

ROCHESTER, NY-- Second Avenue Learning was featured in the Democrat and Chronicle in an article promoting serious game development in the Rochester region. Mom's wrong! Video games could help you focuses on games for health and the benefits that they carry, highlighting research from Second Avenue, Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester. Supported with a grant from the National Science Foundation and led by CEO Victoria Van Voorhis, Second Avenue's Martha Madison's Marvelous Machines is a collaborative game for middle school students that teaches physical science. Using simple machines, students learn through connecting real life experiences to those in the game. There are no penalties for failure, encouraging students to test multiple paths to success. Release of the game is planned for the 2013-2014 school year.

Topics: Press Releases, News, Martha Madison: Marvelous Machines

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On the Horizon: Games for Change

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by admin on May 25, 2012 8:57:46 AM

The 9th Annual Games for Change Festival is set to take place June 18-20th, at the NYU Skirball Center. G4C is sponsored by the Games for Learning Institute. The event schedule is packed with talks, demos, and presentations-- a great opportunity for thought leaders to network and students to explore.

Topics: Blog, Games for Learning Institute, Martha Madison: Marvelous Machines, Serious Games, Games for Change

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