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The 8th Annual ED Games Expo (All-Virtual)
June 1 to 6, 2021

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The ED Games Expo is an annual showcase of game-changing innovations in education technology that were developed through more than 30 programs at the US Department of Education and across the federal government.

Since 2013, the Expo has occurred as an in-person interactive event at venues across Washington, DC, including the past three years at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. As such, the hallmark of the Expo has been that attendees (most of all, students) walk around the hall and demo any number of more than 100 emerging forms of education technology while meeting the developers to talk about their innovations.

Yes, this year … is different!

Because of the ongoing COVID- 19 pandemic, the 2021 ED Games Expo has moved online. Attendees will have the opportunity to demo learning games and technologies and interact with developers virtually. While we hope to be together for an in-person event next year, hosting a virtual Expo gives us a unique opportunity to engage a national audience and to present content mindful of the ongoing pandemic and the new normal in education going forward.

Featured Content and Virtual Events at the 2021 ED Games Expo will Include:

  • The ED Games Expo YouTube Channel hosts short video trailers of more than 100 learning games, education technology products, and education technology delivered interventions. Most of the education technology is currently available for in-class or remote use and will be available at no cost to educators and students during the Expo and throughout June 2021. Some videos feature previews of new innovations that are coming soon. (NOTE: The new Expo YouTube Channel will be launched on June 1, 2021.)
  • Master Classes for Educators videos demonstrate how to implement education technology interventions for in-class or remote learning;
  • How the Learning Game was Made videos prompt students to think about all of the skills and careers that it takes to create a learning game; and
  • Showcase Events focus on a range of important topics in education with timely and relevant resources. Event topics include special education, early learning, social studies, eSports, learning games, student STEM challenges, and many more.

This website will be updated in early May 2021 with the full agenda for ED Games Expo week. Contact (Edward.Metz@ed.gov) for more information or with questions.


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