Play Every Day – September 14-16, 2020
Recorded Live Sessions are now available on each of the Event Web Pages and on the mEducation Alliance YouTube Channel. Links to all the sessions, as well as presenter bios, can also be found in the Play Every Day Program below.
Play Every Day was the largest virtual event of the mEducation Alliance Virtual Symposia series on Play and Technology for Lifelong Learning! We were delighted to attract 782 registrants and to hear from an amazing line-up of 80+ presenters from more than 25 countries highlighting a range of tech and non-tech play-based interventions for formal and non-formal educational settings. Presenters were competitively selected from both our Symposia and COVID-19 EdTech idea pitch call submissions, many of whom touched on the need for and contributions of play and games in the EdTech response to worldwide COVID-19 school closures.
As with our traditional in-person symposia, presenters and participants benefited from a variety of innovative knowledge exchange formats (e.g. keynote and show case presenters, expos, demonstrations, and gallery walks) and lots of fun game play and other networking opportunities including engaging in a virtual escape room experience and enjoying a math-focused concert.
The Alliance launched its first of a signature activities, Math Attacks!, at Play Every Day. Please click here to find out more about this initiative, including its crowdfunding campaign for incentive prizes for app developers.
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Please find the event program with links to all the sessions and presenter bios.
Event Web Pages
Below are the links to all session web pages, where you will find presenter videos and the recorded live sessions.
- Adapting Games for Offline Learning (Part 1 & 2)
- Capturing Powerful Student Learning Moments During Play (US-based game developer demos)
- Game Development in Low Resource Settings
- Games and Play for Inclusive Education
- Gaming for Youth Engagement and Teacher Training
- The LEGO Foundation Hosted Sessions
- Measuring Skills Acquired Through Technology and Play
- Play-based Learning for Math and Science (Part 1 & 2)
- Play Every Day Main Stage – Opening Remarks and Closing Keynotes
- Play Every Day Special Session Videos
- Play, Games and Tech for Education During a Crisis (Part 1 & 2)
- Social Emotional Learning and Early Years Learning (Part 1& 2)
Thank you to our Sponsors!
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The Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Alliance is a non-governmental organization focused on the evidence-driven and sustainable role of technology in education to advance quality educational outcomes. Formed in 2010, the mEducation Alliance is a unique, multi-stakeholder convening platform for government and donor policymakers, other investors, researchers, and practitioners to work together, particularly in lower-resource, developing country contexts.
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