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STEM Game from MIT

I've been exploring the idea of gamification in the classroom, which basically means turning our lessons in to something that is fun and engaging for our students. While reading a TON of resources, I came across this sneak preview of Radix from MIT that is geared towards high school STEM students. They are going to be starting a public pilot phase of it this fall. It sounds really awesome!



What do you think? I would LOVE it is a teacher in our district got going on this. Heck, if you do, please let me know and I'd love to help you out in any way I can and to be a guinea pig for you should you need one. More information about Radix can be found on the MIT website here. I've subscribed to updates to see where it goes from here.

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