Richard Culatta

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Richard Culatta is the Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the US Department of Education.

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Wolf Sharks, Energy Drinks and Learning Standards: Reflections from White House Education Game Jam

Thursday, September 11, 2014

young boy playing computer game in classroom computer lab It’s 6:30 Sunday morning and the loft-like space that houses the educational software company Difference Engine echoes the metronome like taps of a ping pong ball flying across the table. It’s not clear how much the Rovio team members (the trio from Finland that were partly responsible for unleashing Angry Birds upon the world) have slept, but their energy has yet to slow as they move steadily into hour 20 of intense programming. This is what happens when you throw a bunch of game developers and educators in a room and encourage them to make better,