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Tabula Digita - Immersive Algebra ENVProQuest Link: http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?index=12&did=1396983241&SrchMode=1&sid=7&Fmt=3&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VName=PQD&TS=1215121991&clientId=74379 DOC ID: 1396983241 mfg: http://www.tabuladigita.com/ Got Game? Tabula Digita and New York City Schools Team up for Educational Video Game Tournament Anonymous. Business Wire. New York: Dec 11, 2007. Copyright Business Wire 2007 Middle School Students Will Put Algebra Skills To The Test When They Compete In City-Wide Event For Tabula Digita Charlotte Andrist, 770-578-8007 Charlotte@EicherCommunications.com or Leslie Eicher, 314-965-1776 Leslie@EicherCommunications.com How do video games in the classroom translate to learning algebra? It's as simple as one immersive videogame + innovative educators = improved learning. And this Friday, that will be demonstrated during a LIVE competition where 25 middle school student "gamers" from across all five boroughs will compete in the first citywide, Multiplayer Educational Game (MEG) tournament. The event will be co-hosted by the New York Department of Education and video gaming company Tabula Digita. Using the company's DimensionM(TM) immersive video game software, the competition will be held on Fri., Dec. 14 from 10:00 AM - Noon at Columbia University's Alfred Lerner Hall. During the energy-packed contest, students will go head-to-head using their math skills to advance through timed video games- with hundreds of their classmates cheering them on. To move ahead, and ultimately win the tournament, students will have to navigate through numerous mathematical obstacles, and compete with their fellow students, to score points. "There is an increasing body of evidence showing that game-based learning is an effective teaching and learning tool for today's digitally-advanced students," said Ntiedo Etuk, chief executive officer of Tabula Digita and alumnus of Columbia Business School. "As students become more engrossed in gaming they are enticed to explore beyond the boundaries of the given material empowering them to become self-directed learners." TABLE WHAT:__ Tabula Digita's Multiplayer Educational Game Tournament. VISUALS:__ Twenty-five (25) middle school students from New York City public schools will be competing using revolutionary Algebra gaming software - with 550 classmates cheering them on. In a test of speed and diverse math skills, students face numerous fast-paced obstacles over five stages in order to advance and win. WHEN:__ Friday, December 14 from 10:00 AM - Noon at Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway (between 115th & 116th) 1st Floor Entrance on Broadway.
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