For this Interactive Exhibit, we show an original suite of seven games designed to teach abstract telecommunications concepts to 4 - 6 grade kids. As a case study for educational games, Project:Connect offers a myriad of useful lessons for teachers, developers, educational researchers, and funding organizations.
About the Project The "where milk comes from" for the 21st Century, Project:Connect combines innovative game-based learning techniques with critical subject matter on technology, science, and math concepts that are aligned to key curriculum principles contained in the national standards for learning.
Project:Connect games are designed to run on all Mac and PCs expected to be in classrooms today. The program comes complete with all six online games, user guides, teacher guides, technical glossaries and if requested live in-class support provided by the TelecomPioneers. The games are available in English, Spanish and Canadian French.
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