The Foldit research team (read my earlier post) is striving to extend the Foldit application into a biochemistry tool for grade-schoolers [http://fold.it/portal/] in order to "develop specific technological and social scaffolds to support learning of
multiple science proficiencies (e.g., interest in science, abstract
knowledge, scientific practices)."
They've entered the Digital Media Learning Competition [http://www.dmlcompetition.net/pligg/story.php?title=849
as contenders for a Learning Design Labs award, underwritten by the MacArthur Foundation.
Judges of the 2M$ prizes will take into consideration public discourse regarding all submissions disseminated through a public commentary section [ http://dmlcompetition.net/pligg/ ].Today is the last day that supporters will be able to register and log in for this purpose. Please do set aside a nanosecond to help the Foldit team while lending support for STEM gaming - in class and out, online and off.