12 years later: A James Paul Gee Retrospective (Part 1)

February 11, 2015 | Annie Snyder

cloud captureIn 2003, a now-famous book, What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy was first published by a linguistics researcher named James Paul Gee. In this book, Gee argued that good video games utilize good principles of learning - principles that can and should be applied in other learning settings such as school. In identifying these principles, Gee began to link game-based learning with content learning in schools....
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FETC: Kicking off the 2015 Conference Season

February 4, 2015 | Annie Snyder

fetc booth with sign cropped...
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Second Avenue Learning Celebrates the International Year of Light!

February 3, 2015 | Annie Snyder

If you drive around Rochester, New York long enough, you are bound to run into an optics or imaging corporation. There are the giants, of course: Xerox Corp., Bausch & Lomb, Inc., and Eastman Kodak. Rochester is also home to around 50 small and midsized optics companies, which produce everything from optic technologies for motor vehicle sensor systems to the lenses of the Hubble telescope. The study of light, and all its many applications, has been a part of Rochester’s history for over 150 years....
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2014 Frontiers in Education Conference

October 20, 2014 | Victoria Van Voorhis

Second Avenue Learning is pleased to announce that Professor David Simkins, our colleague from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), will be presenting a joint paper on the Martha Madison project at the 2014 Frontiers in Education Conference. The conference, held this year in Madrid, draws together professionals from a wide variety of fields, for the purpose of furthering innovations in STEM, with a special focus on engineering education....
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Reflections on Ed Games Week

October 8, 2014 | Victoria Van Voorhis

Taking part in the recent Ed Games Week in Washington, D.C., I couldn't help but reflect upon the tremendous growth, activity, and research surrounding game-based learning (GBL). While talking with Dr. Edward Metz, Mark DeLoura, Jessica Lindl, Dr. Kara Carpenter, numerous game developers, and many other stakeholders in education and game design, I found myself thinking back to the beginnings of Second Avenue.  ...
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eLearning: Mobilize Professional Training for your Association’s Members

September 23, 2014 | Jill Broikos

The need for ongoing professional training presents a significant opportunity for associations to provide valuable benefits to their members. By offering accredited continuing education materials in an online Learning Management System (LMS), associations can effectively and efficiently meet the professional needs of their members.


An LMS is a completely self-contained mobile learning environment. It supports both the learner and the educator by offering a consistent integrated learning experience where:


1) groups can easily interact


2) robust content can be generated, presented and customized


3) tests can be securely administered and scored


Connecting members to the collective knowledge and experience of the association helps create a synergy that enhances professional learning and growth for association members.

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Big Ideas from the Big History Project

September 16, 2014 | Annie Snyder

Every morning, millions of teenagers around the world get ready for school. They wolf down breakfasts, choose outfits, text friends, study for science tests, and run to catch the school bus....
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Join us in D.C. at the Ed Games Expo!

August 28, 2014 | admin

Exciting news... Second Avenue team members will be on hand at the Entertainment Software Association's Ed Games Expo in Washington, D.C. next week! Stop by our table for demos and gameplay, and be sure to tweet us a picture if you do so....
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