GLASSLAB ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH CLEVER
November 5th, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fast-Growing Edtech Platform Makes it Easy and Secure for Schools to Adopt Popular Digital Learning Game
Redwood City, Calif – [November 5, 2014] GlassLab, a nonprofit developer and distributor of commercial quality, high-impact digital learning games, has recently announced a partnership with education technology company Clever, the company that provides school districts simple and secure integration with their student information system (SIS) and offers students and teachers single sign-on access to their favorite applications.
The partnership will enable schools using Clever Instant Login to easily access GlassLab’s SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge!, for free, for the 2014-2015 school year. Designed in partnership with Electronic Arts, Inc. and assessment experts from ETS and Pearson, SimCityEDU teaches students about the factors affecting the environment in a modern city while providing formative assessment information about students’ ability to problem solve. By explaining and fostering a greater understanding of relationships in complex systems, SimCityEDU reinforces the core skills deemed critical by states for college and the 21st century workplace.
“We know teachers want to use games in their classroom, so we’re always searching for ways to make it easier for them to do that. Clever makes it even easier to use SimCityEDU in any classroom in the country. We’re thrilled to be working with a partner that values ease-of-access as much as we do, and excited to reach even more educators and classrooms with Clever,” said GlassLab Executive Director, Jessica Lindl.
Districts can add SimCityEDU to their Clever Instant Login account and students and teachers will be able to log in to SimCityEDU with one click, no longer wasting time with multiple usernames and passwords.
“SimCityEDU is a new learning game both teachers and students are clamoring to get their hands on. We are thrilled to help make it easy and secure for schools to adopt and use it as part of this next wave of digital learning innovation,” said Clever CEO Tyler Bosmeny. “Since both Clever and SimCity EDU are free to schools, together we are helping to usher in new learning options for schools that may have been previously unavailable.”
In November of 2013, GlassLab released SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge!, the first of a new generation of educational games built to meet the needs of today’s students and teachers by creating dynamic new game-based tools that make the most of classroom technology and engage students while providing teachers with real-time assessments of Common Core skills that they can trust for guiding instruction. Glasslab’s team draws on the talents of a world-class group of individuals from a variety of backgrounds. Most come from commercial game development, educational technology, or academic research in learning and assessment, and all share a passion for doing work that improves learning outcomes while maintaining a high level of student engagement.
For more information about SimCityEDU, visit www.glasslabgames.org.
GlassLab brings together leaders in commercial games and experts in learning and assessment to leverage digital games as powerful, data-rich learning and formative assessment environments. The Lab represents a groundbreaking collaboration between Institute of Play, the Entertainment Software Association, Electronic Arts, Educational Testing Service, Pearson’s Center for Digital Data, Analytics & Adaptive Learning and others. Established in 2012, GlassLab is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. More information is available at www.glasslabgames.org.
Clever is the simplest way for schools to keep their learning software in sync with their existing student information systems. Over 30,000 schools across the United States use Clever, and over 150 innovative software applications now integrate with Clever. In 2012, the SIIA named Clever the “Most Innovative Company in Education,” and in 2013, Clever was awarded first place at SXSWedu. Clever’s headquarters are in San Francisco. For more information, contact Clever at 415-562-6483 or http://clever.com.
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