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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Invests Over $20M In Educational Tools And Games

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Invests Over $20M In Educational Tools And Games

April 27, 2011 | By Tom Curtis




As part of a series of investments to improve education in America, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has invested over $20 million in developing tools and games for improving education.

The donation includes money invested in three distinct game-based projects, each of which aim to improve education standards throughout America.

The organization invested $2.6 million in the Digital Youth Network's iRemix, an application that teaches children about skills such as creative writing, awarding them with badges as they progress though a range of difficulty levels.

$2.5 million dollars went to the Institute of Play, which will build game-based teaching tools and game design curricula for a variety of teaching environments.

Finally, the Gates Foundation gave $2.6 million to Quest Atlantis for creating video games that help children become more proficient in math, reading and science.

The Gates Foundation noted that these three projects will all support the Common Core State Standards for learning.

The foundation's other education-based investments include digital courses for students and other methods of teachings that rely on video, interactive software, social media, and print.


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