Join Project Gemini, GlassLab’s Newest Study on Collaborative Problem Solving

Attention, innovative educators! GlassLab is kicking off the summer season with a new field study on collaborative problem solving skills. Join Project Gemini!

About the Game

It’s time to design, create, tinker, and push the limits of your imagination! Build ridiculous contraptions and solve crazy puzzles as a team!

The Gemini Project is funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to investigate the possibility of developing a game based learning and assessment environment for collaborative problem solving. Students work together to solve Rube Goldberg-style puzzles that require communication, collaboration, and problem solving – core skills identified as critical for the 21st century.

How It Fits the Curriculum

Project Gemini is designed for use in upper elementary, middle school grades and early high school and is expected to aid students in any subject matter that requires communication between students, collaboration and creative problem solving. The game provides teachers and students alike with a platform to discuss how to work better with others, the importance of clear communication and strategies for solving complex tasks.

Field Study Participation Requirements at Glance

  • Grade levels: 4 through 9

  • Minimum technology needed: Windows Vista or higher

  • Prerequisite skills for student participation: None

  • Total time commitment: 1-2 hours

  • Participation options: June 15-29 or August 12-26

You and your students can participate in the Gemini field study either from June 15-29, or from August 12-26. The trial will require a total of 2-3 40-minute sessions of implementation, with 2.5 sessions reserved for gameplay and half a session reserved for surveys.

Your feedback is critical to helping improve the game and enhance learning outcomes! Participation in the field study comes at no financial cost to you or your students.

If you and your students are interested in participating, please send us your info as soon as possible to reserve a spot in the field study!

Thank you very much!

Warmest regards,
Your Friends at GlassLab

P.S. Not able to take part this time around, but still interested in participating? Please still send us your information, and we’re happy to reach out during the next phase of the game development process!

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