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SpaceWalking
eduweb
St. Paul, Minnnesota

Explore the Solar System—on foot! This augmented-reality iPhone app creates a virtual model of the Solar System around you, reduced to a walkable scale.

Choose a scale and starting point and then start walking! The app places the Sun and planets around you in virtual space. Walk across the street to visit Venus, Head down the block to Jupiter, and stretch your legs to get a glimpse of Pluto. As you walk, the app tracks your location in both the real and the virtual world, so you can wander amongst the planets, visiting each one, and zooming in to inspect and learn about moons, asteroids, and comets. Adjust the distance scale to fit the solar system inside your neighborhood or across your city. Earn achievements and send reports of your journeys to Facebook and Twitter!

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Augmented Reality Mobile App
2010

Screenshot from SpaceWalking
Controlled Flight
National Air & Space Museum
Smithsonian Institution

Whether flying in air or in space, pilots must have good control of your craft—or else! In this 3D simulation, take the controls of three aircraft and one spacecraft and try to master the art of moving in three dimensions. Learn how aircraft and spacecraft controls apply physics principles to achieve controlled flight, then tackle a nerve-wracking series of aerobatic and orbital maneuvers!

eduweb's role: Interactivity design, visual design, 3d modeling, and production.

Honorable Mention MUSE Award
American Association of Museums
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Washington, D.C.
Simulation
Online Game

2009

Design an aircraft screenshot
Dirty Bomb! After the Blast
Center for Public Health Outreach and Education
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

A dirty bomb explosion shocks a small city, sending public health emergency responders into action. Are you up for the challenge? This role-play simulation is designed to train public health workers, volunteers and students and anyone else who may respond to such an emergency.

In this online simulation, you must complete three missions:

  • Decontamination: Set up and conduct a radiological decontamination for a group of people near the blast.
  • Operational Sites: Determine where the Mass Fatalities Operational Sites will be located and advise their operation during the response.
  • Community Assistance Center: Setup a Community Assistance Center to provide services to the members of the community as they struggle to recover.

eduweb's role: Interactivity design, visual design, 3D and Flash programming and production.

Note: This simulation requires a login. You are welcome to create your own, or you can use our generic login:
Username: try@eduweb.com
Password: 123456

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Role-play Simulation
2009

Screenshot: Dirty bomb explosion
WolfQuest
Minnesota Zoo
Apple Valley, Minnesota

Wolves are naturally compelling animals. The subject of folklore and legend around the world, wolves inspire excitement, fear and wonder, but never complacency. WolfQuest merges the natural mystery and charisma of wolves with the immersive, compelling drama and action of video games to create a new model for conservation education. A free downloadable game funded by the National Science Foundation, WolfQuest teaches wolf behavior and ecology through exciting 3D gameplay and intense social interactions both in the game and through the WolfQuest website.

WolfQuest: Amethyst Mountain Deluxe expands upon the initial episode of the game released last December. Learn about wolf ecology by living the life of a wild wolf in Yellowstone National Park. Playing alone or with friends in online multiplayer missions, explore the wilderness, hunt elk, and successfully encounter other wolves in your search for a mate. The Deluxe edition includes grizzly bears that steal your carcasses, multiplayer pack rallies, and over 200 other enhancements and bug fixes. In addition, when you find a mate, it now helps you hunt and harass grizzlies.

The WolfQuest experience goes beyond the game with an active, safe, on-line community where kids discuss the game with other players, chat with wolf biologists, and share artwork and stories about wolves. This forum is actively managed by educators and wolf biologists who connect the WolfQuest gameplaying experience with the real world of wolf conservation and provide opportunities for interested players to engage with real wolf issues.

eduweb's role: Initial conceptualization, grantwriting, game design and development, 3D modeling and animation, game programming, Web production, and user testing.

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Wildlife Simulation Game
2008

Your wolf avatar in WolfQuest

"The WolfQuest project required a creative, technically skilled development team with a sensitivity for scientifically accurate content and an intuitive understanding about what makes games fun. The folks at eduweb made WolfQuest howl!"

Grant Spickelmier
Assistant Director of Education
Minnesota Zoo

Great Chicago Stories Interactive History Map
Chicago History Museum
Chicago, Illinois

This series of stories for elementary and high school students bring Chicago's history alive through experiences of fictional but typical kids living in Chicago over the last century. A companion to each story is an interactive map that shows high-resolution photographs of the locations described in the story, both at the time of the story's setting and the present. Using Yahoo! Maps within the activity, users can explore the story's neighborhood and see where it is in relation to their own home or school. Artifacts from the collections of the Chicago History Museum connect the objects of everyday life to the people who might have used them.

eduweb's role: Concept development, graphic design, interface design, programming, and production for the map interactive portion of the site.


Best of the Web, Education
Museums & the Web 2008

"An exemplary educational resource for learning about history through storytelling"
"I can easily imagine teachers treasuring it."

Gold MUSE Award
American Association of Museums

"An exemplary use of new technology... Users can connect to their own history within the geography of Chicago through an engaging interactive map of the city."
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Interactive Reference
2007

Explore chicago history through maps and primary sources

"eduweb created a marvelous map-based interactive that anchored our historical fiction narratives in their respective Chicago neighborhoods, broadening the scope of our project in rich, unexpected ways. They were amazingly prompt, creative, and patient with our development process and we're thoroughly delighted with the outcome. We will most certainly work with eduweb in the future."

Heidi Moisan
School Programs Manager
Chicago History Museum

Teacher Resource Center
Minnesota Zoo
Minneapolis, MN

The Minnesota Zoo's Teacher Resource Center offers many exciting resources to help teachers plan their next visit to the Minnesota Zoo, including:

  • Field trip planning materials
  • Orientation video for teachers, chaperones, and students
  • Pre-visit, on-site, and post-visit activities and worksheets
  • Multimedia resources for browsing and downloading for student powerpoints and movies

eduweb's role: Information architecture, video scriptwriting, production and editing, database programming, and Web production.

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Interactive Reference Site
2006

Teacher Resource Center screenshot
Black Holes: Gravity's Relentless Pull
Space Telescope Science Institute
Baltimore, MD

Black holes are places where ordinary gravity has become so extreme that it overwhelms all other forces in the Universe. Once inside, nothing can escape a black hole's gravity -- not even light. Yet we know that black holes exist. We know how they are born, where they occur, and why they exist in different sizes. We even know what would happen if you fell into one. Our discoveries have revealed one of the strangest objects in the Universe, and there's still much we don't know. The nearest black hole is many lightyears away, so we don't have to worry about threats to the Earth. This is as close as you'll ever get to one. So come explore!

eduweb's role: Concept and content development, interactivity design, visual design, illustration, animation, programming, and production.


Top Prize and Physics Category Winner
2005 Pirelli INTERNETional Award
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Interactive Reference
2006

Searching the sky for invisible black holes
Zoo Matchmaker
Minnesota Zoo
Minneapolis, MN

How can zoos help save endangered species? By breeding them in captivity, in hopes of someday releasing animals back into their original habitats. This interactive places you in charge of a breeding program for endangered tigers. Choose from several breeding plans, then make the best matches to ensure tiger survival. Along the way, you'll learn about tiger genetics and the basic rules of inheritance.

eduweb collaborated with Minnesota Zoo staff to develop the matchmaker game concept, balancing challenging gameplay with substantial genetics content. And by incorporating the same calculations used by real breeding managers, the game accurately reflects the real-world challenges facing zoos today.

eduweb's role: Concept development, interactivity design, content development, visual design, programming, production, and user testing.

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Simulation
2005

Making tiger matches

"eduweb did a wonderful job helping us translate a difficult topic (small population genetics in zoos) into an entertaining, educational and user-friendly interactive for 7-12 grade students. We were extremely pleased with eduweb's process for creating, developing, testing and implementing the Zoo Matchmaker interactive."

Grant Spickelmeyer
Education Programs Supervisor
Minnesota Zoo

Street to Studio:
The Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat

The Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York

eduweb collaborated with staff at the Brooklyn Museum and its partner museums to develop this web site and kiosk program for a traveling exhibition about the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. This extraordinary artist created paintings and drawings filled with imagery that describes his ideas about life and the world around him. He drew upon a variety of skills and interests that he employed and expressed in complex ways, and he created his own rules about art, demonstrating that there is not one "right" way to express oneself or to approach art. Through interactive explorations of Basquiat's paintings, an interactive biography of his life, a digital painting tool, and online discussion forum, teens can gain insights into Basquiat's life and worldview—while reflecting upon their own.
Note: This site has occasional mature language as is recommended for teenagers and adults.

eduweb's role: Interactivity design, content development, visual design, programming, production, and user testing.


Bronze MUSE Award for Art Interpretation
Jim Blackaby Ingenuity Award
2006 MUSE Awards
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Kiosk and
Web Site

2005

Scene from interactive timeline about Basquiat

"We feel lucky to have chosen eduweb to design our educational website about the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Dave Schaller, eduweb principal, was the greatest professional to work with. He understood his medium well and was more than willing to help us achieve our vision. The site is visually exciting. The hundreds of submissions to the virtual gallery tell us the 'Create Your Own Artwork' section is working. We couldn't have asked for a better partner than eduweb. They managed this process with ease. Our only question is when can we work together again?"

Radiah Harper
Vice-Director for Education and Program Development
Brooklyn Museum

Picturing Women
Picturing Women Project
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bringing an art exhibition to the Web requires more than creating virtual galleries, especially when the exhibition is as provocative as Picturing Women. The project team wanted a highly participatory site which would invite viewers to discuss the objects and themes communally, and even to curate their own mini-exhibition online for others to view and discuss. We proposed using juxtapositions as the core element of the site. Anyone can create and publish object juxtapositions online, blurring the traditional line between curator and public. Online forums within each juxtaposition encourage conversations among viewers and the project team. These features, along with other interactives, e-cards, and lesson plans, provide multiple ways for people to deepen and extend their experience with the exhibition.

eduweb's role: Information and interactivity design, visual design, animation, programming, and production.

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Interactive Reference
Community Collaboration

2004

Picturing Women home page

"Working with David Schaller and his team at eduweb has been an exceptionally rewarding professional experience through and through. Dave's sophistication, wit, his deep grounding in the literature and practices of interactive learning, and his ability to grasp the essence of a project in record time are wonderfully matched by the elegant design work of his colleagues and their incredible capacity to make a vision a workable, engaging reality. I would recommend eduweb without reservation (and have done so a number of times already).

Susan Shifrin
Project Director and Curator
Picturing Women project

Shedd Educational Adventures (SEA)
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Chicago, Illinois

Shedd Educational Adventures (SEA) contains a treasure trove of aquatic science resources for K-12 teachers and students. SEA brings the Philippines to life for your students with fact sheets and multimedia interactives based on the Wild Reef exhibit at Shedd Aquarium.

  • Help Squish the Fish find lunch (a role-play story for grades K-2)
  • Build a fish and try to survive on the reef (a simulation for grades 3-6)
  • Make a movie about life on a coral reef (creative play for grades 4-6)
  • Solve a mystery in the Philippines (a puzzle/mystery for grades 6-9)
  • Solve a mystery in the Philippines (a puzzle/mystery for grades 6-9)
  • Research seahorse conservation (an interactive reference for grades 9-12)

Plus K-12 lesson plans, fact sheets about plants, animals and culture, and more! Dive into the SEA today!

eduweb's role: Information architecture, visual design, programming, and production for the entire SEA site. Also concept and content development, illustration, animation, programming and production for the interactive modules.

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Multi-format
Web Site, Web Activities & CD-ROM

2003-04

Screenshot: Build-a-Fish

Making a movie about Amazing Reef

Trading Around the World
International Monetary Fund
Washington, D.C.

The technicalities of international trade may be a snooze for middle school students, but a fast-paced game that challenges the player to buy low and sell high is just the ticket. We took an onsite activity and programmed a trading model that matches the player with computerized traders from around the world. Prices respond to the overall health of the global economy, and players can see how commodity prices change over time.

eduweb's role: Concept and content development, visual design, illustration, animation, programming, and production.

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Role Play/Simulation
Web Activity

2003

Trading Around the World
World Myths & Legends
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minneapolis, MN

Myths are stories that explain why the world is the way it is. Throughout history, artists have been inspired by myths and legends and have given them visual form. Explore myths and legends from around the world with these great works of art and in-depth interpretation and interactive features. (Middle and high school teachers and students)

eduweb's role: Site organization and interface design, illustration, animation, programming, and production.


Best of the Web, Education
Museums & the Web 2004

"A fantastic resource for classroom teachers as well as lifelong learners of all ages and intentions. A fabulous museum education website, an exemplar for this category."
"An elegantly designed site with lots of thinking and teaching going on."
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Interactive Reference
Web site

2003

Hydria page, from World Myths and Legends
The Artist's Toolkit
Minneapolis Institute of Arts & Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, MN

Artists use visual elements and principles like line, color and shape as tools to build works of art. Learn about these concepts in a variety of ways. Explore the Toolkit with animations and interactive modules. See Artists in Action as they create compositions using the visual elements and principles. Delve into the heavily illustrated Encyclopedia to learn more about the elements and principles.

eduweb's role: Concept development, site organization and visual design, illustration, animation, programming, and production.


Winner, 2003 MUSE Awards
American Association of Museums

"A great introduction to basic concepts in art...should be every classroom teacher's essential tool...Very nice how the producers tried to appeal to different learning styles."

Finalist, Best Educational Use
Museums & the Web 2003
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Multi-format
Web site

2002

Color animation, from The Artist's Toolkit

"Museum staff are enchanted by the imaginative—and appropriate—ways in which eduweb brings works of art to life. They are highly gifted educators with a repertoire of creative strategies that engage diverse learners."

Kate Johnson
Chair, Education Division
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Art of Crime Detection
Sanford
Bellwood, Illinois

You witness a crime, and the police ask you to help identify the culprit, using their new PDArtist tool. Learn how your left and right brain work and the best ways to use your brain as an artist. Can you create composite portraits that help identify the culprit?

Use the PDArtist tool to create composite portraits of two (innocuous) crimes—or just play around with this open-ended drawing tool! This interactive was originally developed for Sanford's "A Lifetime of Color" website, which is now defunct, so we are making it available here.

eduweb's role: Concept and content development, visual design, illustration, programming, and production for the entire ArtEdventures site, including lesson plans and classroom activities, reference content, and art games.

Awards include:
Cool Site of the Day
Best Art Site of 1999
Education World A+ Reviewed Site
Ask Jeeves Silver Platter Site

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Interactive Mystery & Creative Play
1998-2004

Screenshot: The Art of Crime Detection
"Eduweb masterfully helped us make our Web goals a reality. We receive dozens of comments daily from artists, teachers, homeschooling parents, and students showinering praises."

Dina Cooper
Product Manager for Art & Education
Sanford
Marine Reserves: Where do you fit in?
JASON Foundation for Education
Needham Heights, Massachusetts

This digital lab models a real-world proce of community-based ecosystem management. The ecosystem is the Channels Islands off the California coast—ecologically rich and economically important. A local group has been working together to establish a new marine reserve that will sustain the natural ecology of the Channel Islands without hurting the human community is not easy. It's like solving a puzzle—and so far, no one has figured out a solution that everyone can accept. Using avatars representing each stakeholder in the group, students can try to find a successful and satisfctory solution to this challenge.

eduweb's role: Concept and content development, visual design, illustration, animation, programming, and production.

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Simulation
Web Activity

2002

Screenshot from Marine Reserves
JerseyHistory
New Jersey Historical Society
Newark, New Jersey

JerseyHistory offers a peek at its past, present and upcoming exhibitions, a publication archive, links to valuable outside resources, immediate access to its extensive archives and finding aids, a destination listing for Newark arts, culture, and entertainment, a monthly calendar of events, news updates, as well as selected images from the museum and library collections. Teachers and students can also sample online history lessons, downloadable curriculum materials, an archive of Jersey Journeys quarterly newspaper for students, and a listing of customized educational programs for learners of all ages.

eduweb's role: Information architecture, interface design, graphic design, programming, and production for both public Web site and private content management system for museum staff.

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Institutional
Web Site

2002

New Jersey Historical Society home page
Understanding Slavery
Discovery Channel Schools
Silver Spring, Maryland

How could slavery have survived so long in American history? Our challenge with this site was to put American slavery into global context, and to explore the ways that it permeated American social and economic institutions. The result: a hybrid role play/interactive reference site that challenges the student to stop a slave auction, and then lets them explore the perspectives of the many people who had a stake in the institution.

eduweb's role: Concept and content development, visual design, programming, and production.


Top 100 Educational Web Sites of 2002
Homeschooling.com

"A select group of the most informative, innovative,
and educational sites on the Internet today!"
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Role Play/Interactive Reference
Web Activity

2001

Understanding Slavery home page
Surrounded by Beauty
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minneapolis, MN

In Native American thought there is no distinction between what is beautiful or functional, and what is sacred or secular. For many native peoples, beauty arises from living in harmony with the order of the universe. This Web site is based on a slide curriculum but adds many contextual images to aid understanding, and lets users zoom in closely on each artwork.

eduweb's role: Site organization, visual design, image research, illustration, programming, and production.

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Interactive Reference
Web site

2001

Shield page, from Surrounded by Beauty
The IMF in Action
International Monetary Fund
Washington, D.C.

The International Monetary Fund came to eduweb for help developing student and teacher activities and resources about money, economics, and the IMF itself. This suite of role play activities and reference material offers hands-on exploration of economic challenges, crises and preventative analysis.

eduweb's role: Concept and content development, visual design, illustration, programming, and production.

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Role Play/Reference
Web Activity

2001

Solving a crisis, in the IMF in Action
Monetary Mania!
International Monetary Fund
Washington, D.C.

Wanting to present some factual information about macroeconomics to high school students in an engaging way, the IMF asked us to develop an online trivia quiz. We recognized that much of the excitement of such quizzes (from Trivial Pursuit to Wheel of Fortune) derives from the social element, so we developed this trivia quiz show in which you compete against two other players (representing the typical knowledge of high school students and college econ majors).

eduweb's role: Concept and content development, visual design, illustration, animation, programming, and production.

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Quiz
Web Activity

2001

Monetary Mania home page
Project Sol
Arizona Science Center
Phoenix, Arizona

eduweb developed this Web site for the Arizona Science Center in collaboration with Arizona's power utility. The site features in-depth content about solar energy andelectricity, plus an atom-scale exploration of a solar cell. Future plans include live data from solar power stations throughout Arizona.

eduweb's role: Content development, visual design, illustration, animation, programming, and production.

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Interactive Reference
Web Site

2000

Atom-scale view of a PV cell

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