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A Learning Simulation For Science & Social Studies: Plan It Green

We all know how much emphasis is being placed on green energy strategies these days. The guys over National Geographic recently teamed up with GE Power & Water and the Center for Science to release Plan It Green: The Big Switch. A new cloud based online gaming community where students come together to learn more about the importance of recycling and how eco-friendly habits that can help save our environment.

Plan It Green’s goal is to help students learn about the management of time and resources while socially interacting with others in a city building simulation game. These initiatives are all part of this game and form part of an even bigger strategy. The Connect! Transform the Future initiative, a national campaign designed to engage, enlighten and educate the nation’s youth in a conversation about the future of energy.

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Mastering Math through Foundational Skills

DigitWhiz is an online webapp for kid’s ages 8+ that teach math foundational skills using Multiplication, Division, Integer Operations, Like Terms and Solving Equations. The brainchild of Kasey Brown a math teacher who as a child struggled to learn her multiplication tables. Kasey’s early experiences would lead her to become a programmer analyst for Hewlett Packard. After leaving corporate America, she became a math teacher to pursue her passion in helping children struggling with math foundational skills.

In early 2009, she met Elliot Feinberg a Web Developer with degrees in both Math and Physics. Together they formed DigitWhiz and in this new enterprise they both share the same passion and commitment to help young kids master the skills necessary to be successful in High School and beyond.

DigitWhiz is currently an open BETA, being used in 22 states and three countries abroad. The service is Flash based, but I recently had a chance to sit down with Kasey during a Google+ Hangout and learned they are modifying their code to launch their first mobile app coded for iOS devices. DigitWhiz is free right now, and Kasey told me when the platform matures they will monetize it through subscriptions plans and premium features at very reasonable prices. To learn more about DigitWhiz, please visit their website at http://digitwhiz.com/ and don’t forget to watch my interview with her, plus the DigitWhiz demo below.
Kasey Brown, DigitWhiz, Co-Founder

DigitWhiz: Where Everyone Masters Math!

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