Using electronic games, Portable Word Play addresses the need for more innovative approaches to teaching and learning with games. The goal is to combine engaging, creative forms of play with instructional impact that teachers will recognize and value.
The project is designing, developing, and field-testing two video games for the handheld Nintendo DSi. The goal is to improve the general literacy and reading comprehension skills of struggling middle-grade students.
EDC will also develop associated support materials for teachers, including text and video components to be delivered via smartphones.
[This project is inactive but is presented here for archival purposes.]
Director: Cornelia Brunner
Funder: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation