This year startups are a big deal at ISTE 2017. The conference heads back to San Antonio June 25-28th. ISTE has selected 42 edtech startups to participate in the startup pavilion on the exhibit hall floor.
Santa Monica Startup 7 Generation Games is taking action gaming and combining education to create experiences for students that are as authentic as they are educational. They started with math and now their games encompass history as well.
“We are a company changing the way math is learned. We create video games that combine math, history and adventure gaming. Calculate the size of an invading army, compute the amount of medicine needed to save your tribe from an epidemic – or experience death in our virtual world.” the company says.
7 Generation Games is a woman led startup, led by Dr. AnnMaria De Mars. De Mars has spent the last thirty years getting educated and then educating. “I specialized in applied statistics and psychometrics. So, I can’t help you if you don’t like your mother but I can tell you what percentage of the population has a worse relationship with their mothers than you do and the consistency of that relationship over time.” she jokes on the company website.
7 Generation Games isn’t her first shooting match she previously created a company that quickly grew to over $1 million dollars in revenue. She was also named to the real list of 40 under 40, the one Forbes’ publishes and not the neighborhood Business Journal.
Now her life’s work is developing authentic games that teach kids math and other valuable subjects at the same time.
7 Generation Games makes games combining math, social studies and adventure gaming. Their games have seen real results, making math scores go up. In their own independent study kids who played their games improved over 300% compared to the control group. Their games are available for Mac, Windows, Chromebook, iPad and Android tablets.
The big difference between 7 Generation and other educational gaming companies is that 7 Generation games actually look and feel cool and authentic. It’s not the type of game that says geared to 8th graders and features content that looks like Nick Jr.
You can check out 7 Generation Games at the Startup Pavilion At Iste, booth 2132 and online here.