Press

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Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century

February 25, 2011 • PBS

Full Press Listing

  • What Happens When School Design Looks Like Game Design

    July 24, 2014 • KQED MindShift
  • Play to Learn

    June 21, 2014 • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  • Western Pa. Teachers Take on Common Core Challenge

    June 21, 2014 • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  • Teachers Encourage Use of Games as a Teaching Tool

    June 20, 2014 • Pittsburgh Gazette
  • Teachers Test Learning Games on Allegheny Valley Students

    June 20, 2014 • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  • Reading, Writing, Gaming

    May 5, 2014 • Educator Innovator
  • Beyond Grades: Do Games Have a Future As Assessment Tools?

    April 28, 2014 • KQED MindShift
  • GlassLab Announces New Tools to Help Games Find Use in Classroom

    April 25, 2014 • gamesandlearning.org
  • GlassLab and NASA Teach Reason And Argumentation Using Video Games

    April 23, 2014 • Forbes
  • Digital Simulations Emphasize Problem Solving

    March 18, 2014 • Education Week
  • Testing Embedded in Digital Games Yields Key Data

    March 13, 2014 • Education Week
  • School Uses Games to Teach and Stimulate Learning

    January 27, 2014 • GloboTV
  • Testing Through Play

    January 7, 2014 • Hechinger Report
  • SimCity Wants to be the Killer App of the Classroom

    November 26, 2013 • Washington Post
  • How Virtual Games Can Help Struggling Students Learn

    November 26, 2013 • US News & World Report
  • Going to Town on SimCityEDU

    November 24, 2013 • EdSurge
  • New York Gamer Cultivates Community in Qatar

    November 19, 2013 • Huffington Post
  • A Play Date With Your Teacher

    November 18, 2013 • New Indian Express
  • Cultivating Community with Educational Technology

    November 14, 2013 • Girl Rising
  • Popular SimCity Video Game, Now a Classroom Assessment

    November 12, 2013 • Education Week
  • SimCity Mod Tries To Make Game Useful

    November 12, 2013 • Kotaku
  • SimCityEDU: A Video Game That Tests Kids While Killing the Bubble Test

    November 11, 2013 • Fast Company
  • GlassLab Launches Educational Version of SimCity for Fighting Pollution

    November 8, 2013 • Venturebeat
  • SimCityEDU: Gaming in the Classroom

    November 7, 2013 • mental_floss
  • SimCityEDU Aims to Be the First of a New Generation of Learning Games

    November 7, 2013 • Gamesandlearning.org
  • Can games create an education fit for the future?

    November 7, 2013 • BBC
  • Making the Next Generation of Educational Video Games

    November 6, 2013 • TIME
  • Let the Games Begin: Students and Teachers Dive Into SimCityEDU

    October 30, 2013 • KQED MindShift
  • Innovations in games-based learning on show at PLAY 160

    October 26, 2013 • The Peninsula
  • How Schools Design Classroom Games for Learning

    September 13, 2013 • KQED MindShift
  • The Secret Heritage of Game-Based Learning

    August 20, 2013 • EdSurge
  • What Research Says About Game-Based Learning

    August 20, 2013 • EdSurge
  • Will Gaming Save Education, or Just Waste Time?

    August 20, 2013 • THE Journal
      
  • At This Camp, Playing Is More Than Just A Game

    July 19, 2013 • WESA, NPR News Pittsburgh
  • Workshops show Allegheny County middle school teachers how to add gaming to learning

    July 11, 2013 • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
  • Program Explores Ways Play Can Help Learning

    July 11, 2013 • WESA, NPR News Pittsburgh
  • Can Students Learn Better With Digital Games?

    June 21, 2013 • KQED MindShift
  • ChicagoQuest: Teaching with Games in Chicago's Cabrini-Green

    June 12, 2013 • Polygon
  • "A Test? That's Child's Play"

    May 28, 2013 • Yedihot Aharonot
      
  • Games Help Teachers in the Learning of Students – Jogos auxiliam professores no aprendizado de estudantes

    April 1, 2013 • Rádio CBN
  • SimCityEDU: Using Games for Formative Assessment

    March 14, 2013 • KQED MindShift
  • Learning Grammar with a Joystick and Math with a Mouse

    March 8, 2013 • Impatient Optimists
  • Video game invades classroom, scores education points

    March 5, 2013 • USA Today
  • Gaming Grows Up

    February 16, 2013 • Scholastic Administrator
  • Khan Academy's Salman Khan And Institute Of Play's Katie Salen Find Technology Can Update Education

    February 11, 2013 • Fast Company
  • Game Design: The Key to Education?

    February 7, 2013 • THE Journal
  • Game-based Learning Is Playing for Keeps

    January 23, 2013 • THE Journal
  • SimCityEDU Teaches Students STEM Subjects in a Virtual Environment

    January 22, 2013 • Mashable
  • EA and Institute of Play Announce SimCityEDU

    January 22, 2013 • EdSurge
  • STEM to STEAM Case Study: Institute of Play and Mission Lab

    January 22, 2013 • STEMtoSTEAM
  • EA and GlassLab announce SimCityEDU

    January 21, 2013 • Slashgear
  • SimCityEDU Is Coming Soon To A Classroom Near You

    January 20, 2013 • Edudemic
  • Posters as Lesson Plans: Timothy Goodman Teams Up with Institute of Play

    December 19, 2012 • Imprint
  • Boss Level at Quest to Learn: Connected Learning in a Public School

    November 20, 2012 • The Digital Media & Learning Research Hub
  • Inside the GlassLab: Where Proof is Added to Game-Based Learning

    November 1, 2012 • SXSWorld
  • What Games Have to Teach Students – O que os games têm a ensinar aos alunos

    September 9, 2012 • Porvir
  • How Games Intersect Learning Is an ‘Incredibly Fun Problem’

    July 24, 2012 • genConnect
  • The Job’s a Game

    July 18, 2012 • Google's Think Quarterly
  • Developing a generation of ‘video game learners’

    June 30, 2012 • USA Today
  • Our best schools are states of play.

    June 29, 2012 • Kill Screen
  • EA announces Glass, but it’s a little different than Google’s version

    June 28, 2012 • American Public Media Marketplace
  • New institute gets $10M to gamify education for kids

    June 28, 2012 • Gamesbeat
  • Electronic Arts, ESA, and the Institute of Play found new education-focused game lab

    June 28, 2012 • Gamasutra
  • Institute of Play's GLASS Lab aims to engage students with games

    June 28, 2012 • The Market for Computer and Video Games
  • New Lab Aims to Create, Study Educational Games

    June 27, 2012 • Wall Street Journal
  • Teaching with Games: GLPC Case Study: Ginger

    May 2, 2012 • Joan Ganz Cooney Center
  • Design Lab Has Students Entering World Of Game Craft

    April 17, 2012 • NY1 News
  • Mod MTV Educação

    November 28, 2011 • MTV Brazil
  • ChicagoQuest middle school teaches through games

    November 26, 2011 • Examiner
  • 'Quest to Learn' - Gameifiziertes Lernen

    November 24, 2011 • Das Erste | Morgenmagazin
  • CICS ChicagoQuest Students Learn About Agriculture at Chicago Lights Urban Farm

    November 16, 2011 • NBC Chicago

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  • Stories We Tell: Katie Salen | Institute of Play

    November 10, 2011 • Yoxi Television
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  • High School Teachers Make Gaming Academic

    November 1, 2011 • US News Education
  • The Quest to Learn How Kids Learn Best

    September 13, 2011 • Chicago Humanities Festival
  • Why a School Designed by Game Designers Works for Kids

    August 2, 2011 • NBC News: Education Nation
  • Integrating Technology with Student-Centered Learning

    July 1, 2011 • The Nellie Mae Education Foundation
  • Katie Salen at Game Changers: New Ways to Teach Our Kids

    June 28, 2011 • Aspen Ideas Festival
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  • Remixing Education

    June 28, 2011 • Reuters
  • Screen School - Hi Tech Learning

    June 3, 2011 • Euronews
  • Clive Thompson on How Games Make Work Seem Like Play

    May 23, 2011 • Wired
  • Bill Gates Takes on Education's Biggest Bureaucratic Beast with Video Games

    May 3, 2011 • Fast Company
  • School is Fun When You 'Quest to Learn'

    April 7, 2011 • The Gamification Blog
  • Game Theory: A City School Explores the Educational Power of Playing - and Designing - Games

    April 6, 2011 • The Village Voice News
  • Digital World Re-shapes Learning

    April 5, 2011 • WBEZ 91.5 | Chicago Public Media
  • Meet the Video Game School of the Future

    March 31, 2011 • GOOD Education
  • Taking School to the Next Level

    March 30, 2011 • Chicago Tribune
  • Quest to Learn: A School for Gamers

    March 29, 2011 • Education Week
  • School is all Play

    March 29, 2011 • The New York Post
  • Sparking Youth Interest with Science and Technology

    January 4, 2011 • PopTech
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  • Back to School: Year 2 of teaching with videogames begins

    October 14, 2010 • Popular Science
      
  • Learning by Playing: Video Games in the Classroom

    September 15, 2010 • New York Times Magazine
      
  • School Uses Video Games to Teach Thinking Skills

    June 28, 2010 • National Public Radio
      
  • A is for Failure-Helping Kids to Fail Faster Can Help Them Learn

    June 14, 2010 • MacArthur Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning
  • Katie Salen on Game Design and Learning

    June 14, 2010 • MacArthur Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning
  • The Best Way to Get to a Good Idea? Fail.

    June 14, 2010 • MacArthur Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning
  • Moments of Genius: Teaching with Games

    May 20, 2010 • Big Think
  • Game Theory: A City School Explores the Educational Power of Playing-and Designing-Games

    April 6, 2010 • The Village Voice
  • SMALLab Brings Motion-Capture Gaming to the Classroom

    January 20, 2010 • Switched
  • Using Technology to Teach

    December 23, 2009 • Examiner
  • Can Video Games Teach Kids?

    December 20, 2009 • Parade
  • Play School

    December 18, 2009 • TES Connect
  • A New School Teaches Students Through Videogames

    December 10, 2009 • Popular Science
  • Being Me

    December 1, 2009 • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Educational Video Games Mix Cool with Purpose

    November 2, 2009 • The New York Times
  • Learning Links

    September 21, 2009 • MacArthur: Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning
  • Learning, a New Game

    September 16, 2009 • Metropolis
  • Games Lessons

    September 3, 2009 • The Economist
  • Kids, Games and Learning

    June 16, 2009 • Common Sense Media
  • High-Tech Simulations Linked to Learning

    April 6, 2009 • Education Week
  • Digital Media, Games and Learning

    April 3, 2009 • The Carnegie Commons
  • Q2L: A Game-Design Inspired School in NYC

    March 26, 2009 • EdLab at Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Students, put down those pencils and pick up joysticks

    March 25, 2009 • The NY Daily News
  • Quest to Learn Review

    March 24, 2009 • Insideschools.org
  • Quest to Learn創舉 全面電玩教學

    March 17, 2009 • World Journal
  • A New Public School for Digital Kids

    March 16, 2009 • Minnesota Public Radio
  • The Quest School: Gaming for Grades

    February 19, 2009 • The Guardian
  • School that uses game-based learning opens in NYC

    February 17, 2009 • Boing Boing
  • Quest to Learn Opens: Leveraging Games-based Learning for Public Education

    February 17, 2009 • Games for Change
  • NYC game-design inspired school Quest 2 Learn opening fall 2009

    February 16, 2009 • Offworld.com
  • GAME School Opens in New York: Quest to Learn

    February 16, 2009 • HASTAC
  • Games for Learning: Perlin, Salen on the Future of Educational Games

    November 5, 2008 • Serious Games Source
  • Video Games Start to Shape Classroom Curriculum

    September 18, 2008 • The Christian Science Monitor
  • SMALLab Gains Big Boost

    August 5, 2008 • EVLiving.com
  • Helping Teachers Out

    July 30, 2008 • Wikinomics
  • David Birchfield: Gaming SMALLab

    July 23, 2008 • MacArthur Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning
  • Robison New Agendas for Media Literacy

    June 9, 2008 • MIT & The Game School
  • American (Game Developer) Idol

    January 28, 2008 • The Sandbox (IEEE Spectrum Blog
  • Projects Probe New Media's Rol in Changing the Face of Learning

    December 5, 2007 • Education Week
      
  • A Win-Win Scenario: 'Game School' Aims to Engage and Educate

    August 6, 2007 • Wired
      
  • New NYC School to Promote 'Gaming Literacy'

    June 22, 2007 • Gamasutra
  • MacArthur Foundation Contributes to Gaming Literacy

    June 22, 2007 • Kotaku
  • Proposed Video-Game School Gets $1.1 Million Boost

    June 21, 2007 • National Public Radio
  • New 6th-12th Grade School will use Games and Game Design as Pathways to Creativity and Learning

    June 21, 2007 • MacArthur Foundation Press Release