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Mobile and Web Game Development: Using Videogames as an Educational and Outreach ToolFew tools reach out to capture the imagination and interests of children like video games do. As such, the development of educational applications that foster young minds' interest in science and technology become of the utmost importance. To this end, I spent my summer internship developing outreach and educational applications in conjunction with JPL's Space Place team. This small, but dedicated, team of people manages three NASA websites that focus on presenting science and technology information in such a manner that young children can understand it and develop an interest in the subjects. Besides the websites, with their plethora of educational content presented through hands-on activities, games and informative articles, the team also creates and coordinates the distribution of printed material to museums, astronomy clubs and a huge network of educators.
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External Source(s)
Jaime, Fernando I. (College of East Los Angeles Monterey Park, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
April 10, 2015
Publication Date
August 1, 2012
Subject Category
Computer Programming and Software
Social and Information Sciences (General)
Distribution Limits
NASA's Space Place
NASA outreach
video games
NASA educational game application